“Mary O'Hara is an award winning journalist 

who continues to make intelligent and important

contributionsto our understanding of mental health,

stigma, social exclusion and diversity.

Her writing informs with unusual clarity,

while enlightening her readers.”

Dr Cecilia d'Felice

Read my Long Form Journalism here including articles on: The role of comedy in social justice and the fight to treat Parkinson's Disease Psychosis.

You can access my catalogue of articles in The Guardian and The Observer here.

 

Some of my profile interviews in The Guardian:

 

Robert Reich, President Clinton's Labour Secretary, professor and campaigner. Photograph: Jocelyn Augustino for the Guardian.

Robert Reich, President Clinton's Labour Secretary, professor and campaigner. Photograph: Jocelyn Augustino for the Guardian.

Campaigner Zita Holbourne of Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts (BARAC). Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian.

Campaigner Zita Holbourne of Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts (BARAC). Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian.

Human Rights barrister, Leslie Thomas. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian.

Human Rights barrister, Leslie Thomas. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian.

Award-winning mental health blogger, Charlotte Walker. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian

Award-winning mental health blogger, Charlotte Walker. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian

Jonny Benjamin, young advocate for the rights of people with mental health problems. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian.

Jonny Benjamin, young advocate for the rights of people with mental health problems. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Magdalena Sepulveda. Photograph: Francois Walschaerts.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Magdalena Sepulveda. Photograph: Francois Walschaerts.

Inspector Michael Brown - AKA - 'Mental Health Cop'. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian. 

Inspector Michael Brown - AKA - 'Mental Health Cop'. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian. 

The world's only nurse consultant for learning disabilities, Jim Blair, NHS England. Photograph: Frank Baron for the Guardian. 

The world's only nurse consultant for learning disabilities, Jim Blair, NHS England. Photograph: Frank Baron for the Guardian.