Kathryn Wheeler is a mental health journalist, editor and sensitivity reader. Browse features, guest edits, and podcast appearances. 

About Me

I am a mental health journalist, editor, and sensitivity reader, based in rural Oxfordshire, UK, and working remotely with people and organisations from around the world.

My career began in 2016, when I spent a month on the features desk as woman&home’s work experience intern. The following year, I graduated from Keele University with a first-class degree in English, and joined Happiful magazine, taking up the post of Editorial Assistant.

Today, I am Happiful’s Features Editor, where I write, commission, and edit across the magazine and website – and also guest edit several issues a year. During my time at the magazine, I have had the opportunity to work on investigative features, tell meaningful and uplifting stories, and interview celebrities, activists, artists, experts, and cultural trailblazers. You can find links to some of my work on my portfolio.

Mental health is a topic that I feel passionately about, and I am consistently touched by the willingness of those who share their experiences with me to open up about something that has been stigmatised for so long. So, calling upon my experience as a mental health journalist, as well as lived experience, I began offering mental health sensitivity reader and consultancy services in 2021, to support writers, publishers, and brands approaching these topics in their work. Already, I have worked with major publishing houses in the UK and US, as well as independent authors, and companies seeking copy advice.

I am happy to speak to attitudes towards mental health stigma, prevalence, cultural relevance, and progress on podcasts, panels, and shows. Browse some of my previous appearances.