The Archbishop of Canterbury's daughter has opened up about her ongoing struggles with mental health in a candid blog post.
Katharine Welby-Roberts admitted that her mental health at present "is as bad as it has been since the big depressive drama of 2012 and I confess, I feel lost."
She also spoke of being "in the midst of a brain battle the likes of which I thought I may never face again" and having "come into the new year feeling like new year, same old me".
"I find the world an increasingly frightening place. I am more and more restricted to my little zone of the world. My anxiety is an ever growing prison, keeping me in a state of constant fear. Its exhausting [sic]," she wrote.
Listing her goals for 2020, though, she struck a positive tone as she said she was going to "get on top of my mental health a bit more again".
"This will involve likely having to pay for a psychiatrist, because apparently I am not suicidal enough to be seen by one on the NHS (funding/parity of car/the austerity legacy is a whole other blog...)," she said.
"It will also mean working out new management strategies as the ones I have relied on for the past 7/8 years are no longer effective."
Despite her current mental health struggles, Welby-Roberts was upbeat about her other plans for the year, including getting back into work by blogging more and possibly starting on a new book.
She also spoke about her desire to start "seriously tackling" her environmental impact, beginning with de-cluttering.
Being busy with parenting and family life, she said that she would start off with "small, gentle steps" as she works towards the "goal of living with less 'stuff'".