My name is James Woods, I’m a 25-year-old writer from the North West of England. I live in a small industrial town just outside of Chester. I have been writing in one form or another for as long as my memory serves me. I have been published both digitally and in print by a number of publications including The Huffington Post, The Mighty, The Metro.co.uk, SQ Magazine & More. I have found that writing empowers me and allows me to critique and reason using fact whilst conveying my thoughts and views to the rest of the world.
In 2010 I started struggling with my mental wellbeing. My health began to spiral when my Grandad passed away which triggered a lengthy case of depression and anxiety. Two years later I was diagnosed with Dyslexia during my time at University and later, ADHD. Over the last 7 years, I have been able to collect extensive knowledge about Mental Health, not only on a personal level but in a wider context too. Throughout this time I managed to enjoy a career in music taking up roles with Liverpool Sound City, Remedy Fulfilment and more.
It’s fair to say things have never been straightforward, but I am lucky in many respects and I am thankful for many aspects of life. In September 2016 I was lucky enough to become a Time To Change Young Champion and I dedicate a chunk of my time campaigning to change perceptions around mental illness and stamp out discrimination. I have recently returned to finish my Sociology degree at Liverpool John Moores University.
This website is a central hub for my writing, blogging and campaigning. You will be able to find links to my published work, personal journal & ways to get in touch with me. If you would like me to write for your publication on topics like Society, Politics and Mental Health or you would like me to contribute to your project, please give me a shout.