Emily Reynolds has been a service user/survivor for nearly fifteen years and has been writing about mental health and social care for five. Her work as a journalist has seen her published in The Guardian, BBC and more, and in 2017 she published a book, A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind, a practical guide to navigating mental illness for young people, with Hodder and Stoughton. She has also talked on mental health policy and more on Five Live, Women's Hour, at the British Academy and more. She also sits on a campaign steering committee for the women's mental health charity Wish, where she is working on two campaigns: one aiming to give women the option of gender specific talk therapy, and another looking at provision of certain services by male staff in women's prisons.