Gillian Harvey

Gillian Harvey

Gillian Harvey is a freelance writer, qualified counsellor and mother-of-five young children, currently living in France. Follow her on twitter: @GillPlusFive

Recent articles

Quiz: When will I get my first period?

Quiz: When will I get my first period? Resource

Wondering whether you might start your periods soon? Take our quiz to find out whether you're showing some of the signs. …

Quiz: Do I have postnatal depression?

Quiz: Do I have postnatal depression? Resource

Having a baby can be a joyful experience. But the combination of hormones, sleep deprivation and emotional upheaval that comes with bringing new life into the world can …

Everyday activities that can cause back pain

Everyday activities that can cause back pain Feature

Most of us have experienced the odd twinge in our lower back when we've carried something a little too heavy, or a dull ache across the shoulders when we've been …

The warning signs of a heart attack in women

The warning signs of a heart attack in women Feature

According to the British Heart Foundation , 188,000 adults a year are rushed to hospital with a heart attack. But did you know that a great many of these are women? …

Quiz: Do I have OCD?

Quiz: Do I have OCD? Resource

Often portrayed in the media as an obsession with hygiene, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can in fact manifest itself in many different ways. Try our quiz to see …