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

How to spot the signs of anxiety in kids
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How to spot the signs of anxiety in kids Feature

As adults, we all feel a little anxious or worried from time to time. So it's natural that our children feel that way sometimes too. It's important to be able to spot …

How to cope with anxiety after cancer
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How to cope with anxiety after cancer Feature

With intensive and often lengthy treatment, it's hardly surprising that many of those diagnosed with cancer find the illness can dominate their lives. However, as going …

When do you really need to go to A&E?
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When do you really need to go to A&E? Feature

Whilst some emergencies - such as accidents, or severe physical symptoms - are easy to recognise, serious conditions can sometimes present in less obvious ways. It can …

Why caring for your feet is so important if you have diabetes
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Why caring for your feet is so important if you have diabetes Feature

For most of us, it's hard to imagine that a disease that affects how the body processes sugar could be dangerous for our feet. However, foot problems resulting from …

How do you prevent altitude sickness?
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How do you prevent altitude sickness? Feature

Off on a climb? Whether you're an experienced mountaineer or a charity fundraiser doing a once-in-a-lifetime trip, you need to be aware of the risks to your health when …

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