Rachel Rowan Olive is a mental health service user / survivor, illustrator, and MA student in Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck, University of London. She uses her lived experience of mental health and social policy to inform research consultation and teaching and training work with universities including UCL, Birmingham, and Essex. She has particular interests in gender and crisis support, informed and guided by membership of a local women’s service user group. Rachel is a member of Studio Upstairs Dalston, a therapeutic artistic community, and exhibits regularly with them in London. She also takes her work – largely cartoons about mental health, politics, and pets – to various zine and illustration fairs.