Many of us can identify with feeling depressed at some times in our lives – and we may not even be aware of what triggers it.

Some people, however, face a constant battle with depression such that it becomes a daily struggle. One such person – perhaps surprisingly – is Katharine Welby-Roberts, daughter of the Archbishop of Canterbury. She writes courageously in her blog of the anxiety and depression that overwhelms her when she wakes up each morning. To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week the Daily Mail has run a special article about Katharine.

Happily a lot more attention these days is being drawn to those who suffer from mental health issues. It is no longer a taboo subject and it is being recognised that mental health is every bit as important as our physical health. We are grateful for those like Katharine who are helping raise our awareness.