Lewis Jefferies, a Salisbury based author is releasing the 4th book in his ‘Mental Health and Me’ series.
Having previously published a trilogy of books around the subject of his own mental health and his journey with it. The fourth book comes on the back of having to isolate as one of the many people in the UK deemed vulnerable to COVID-19 due to asthma.
The latest book is Mental Health and Me: In Isolation and Lewis puts into words his experiences of the Coronavirus lockdown, how he has adapted. The book is released on 30th November 2020.
Lewis who studied at Wiltshire College in Salisbury before moving on to study a degree in Film Industries and Creative Writing, as well as a master’s degree in media and Communication, wanted to help others understand their own mental health, whilst also supporting charities both locally and nationally. Lewis said:
‘After reaching out for help, I realised that talking helps. The support I received made me feel more confident to talk more openly about my experiences. The books are an extension of that, it’s about me wanting to help others to do the same.’
Lewis has donated the profits from each book to a charity, previous charities have included the Samaritans and Calm. The profits from the fourth book will go to NHS Together, a charity that supports all of the official NHS charities across the UK.
Lewis has received great feedback from the previous books, both in person and via the internet. One reader commenting; ‘Just finished the book and wow. That was an emotional roller-coaster. Sometimes I felt my heart ripping out my chest and other times I found myself grinning. It was beautiful, and I know it’s going to help so many people.’
You can pre-order the latest book here – Amazon Pre-Order
Lewis is also a filmmaker and has produced a short film featuring another local man, Sam MacDonagh. The film is entitled FEAR. You can watch the film below. WARNING: THE FILM FEATURES LANGUAGE THAT SOME MIGHT FIND OFFENSIVE