Gillian Harvey

Gillian Harvey

Freelance Journalist

BA (Hons) English

Gillian is a freelance writer and columnist for a variety of national newspapers and magazines. 

After graduating in 2000 with a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, Gillian trained as a secondary school teacher. 

She went on to lead an English department at a middle school in Bedfordshire, before moving to France with her husband, Ray, in 2009. 

Her publications include The Guardian, The Sun, Woman’s Weekly and Fit & Well magazine.  She is also mother to five young children.

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Recent articles

When should you worry about a fussy eater?
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When should you worry about a fussy eater? Feature

We all want our children to thrive. And one way to help is by making sure they're eating a healthy diet. But what happens when a child starts to refuse certain foods? …

What you need to know about parenting with a mental health issue
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What you need to know about parenting with a mental health issue Feature

Managing a mental health condition can be complicated, and may be even more challenging for those also trying to raise a family. We look at ways to manage your mental …

When to worry about your baby's development
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When to worry about your baby's development Feature

While each child will develop at their own rate, there are certain key milestones that parents tend to look out for. These can be reassuring when we notice them, but …

How to help your child build self-esteem
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How to help your child build self-esteem Feature

As parents, it's natural to want to help our children thrive. And one thing we're all aware of is the importance of having healthy self-esteem to help them face the ups …

What to do when the news is making you anxious
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What to do when the news is making you anxious Feature

Whether we're worried about politics, concerned about crime or feel helpless hearing about natural disasters, many of us have experienced worry when watching or reading …

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