My Day Job

Helen Gilbert: Freelance Journalist/editor

I’ve been a freelance journalist for more than 18 years and generally cover health, lifestyle, and travel features as well and celebrity interviews, a selection of which can be found below.

Helen Gilbert: PR and Media Consultant

Due to my extensive newsroom experience on both the trades and national newspapers, I know what editors are looking for. As well as running ‘How to Sell In’ training sessions for PRs and brands, I also cover many other elements such as how to craft the perfect press release and email pitch and explain where brands/agencies are going wrong if they’re struggling to gain coverage. If you’d like to work with me or find out more about my rates, please feel free to drop me an email here.

Helen Gilbert: Digital Copywriting

Like what you see on the blog? I also provide a digital copywriting service for brands and businesses so please do drop me a line here if you’re keen to work with me.

Helen Gilbert: Newspaper Articles


Louise Redknapp on minimalist festive baubles, cheeky vases and doing her own cleaning


I felt a bit tired, four days later I had to be admitted to hospital 

Is your love of cheese giving you an upset tummy?

Monty Panesar takes our health quiz

Olympic silver medallist Roger Black goes under the microscope in our health quiz

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Former X Factor judge Louis Walsh, 63, answers our health quiz

How to get a six-pack like Gisele and a bum like Jennifer Lopez: Celebrity trainer shows FEMAIL six (tortuous) moves that shape the stars’ physiques

 ‘I’d rather do alternative medicine than go to the GP’: Olympic gold medalist Linford Christie under the microscope

‘Andy grew up wanting to beat Jamie’: Judy Murray reveals her sons started playing ‘cereal box’ table tennis as children – and admits they’ve ALWAYS been competitive

Former Strictly champ Caroline Flack reveals what the show is REALLY like – as she backs her pal Laura Whitmore to win this year’s title

‘Between my two marriages I lived by myself for 17 years and used to get quite lonely’: Tony Blackburn under the microscope

‘When I was 14 I started to get breakouts on my face… I was even called pizza face’: Under the microscope with Nicole Scherzinger

PAT CASH: My back is smashed!

Young people are being misled in their quest to get an Essex smile as they aren’t told their £1,000 tooth veneers need replacing every 10 years


Mum reveals how she was diagnosed with MS as she held her four-month-old baby

Experts reveal how to beat the January Blues

The seven-step plan you need to know to prevent a panic attack

Ignoring your Whatsapp messages and six other red flag signs your child could be depressed (and what to do about it)

Damsel in de-stress: Live the high life at a luxury five-star spa hotel in Austrian mountain village of Neustift and relax

Martine McCutcheon keeps track of her cholesterol but still enjoys her favourite treats

LESSONS IN LIFE We meet two students who use self-help mindfulness techniques to deal with exam stress and even avoid family arguments

‘He could have died in his 30s’ Meet the eight-year-old boy who has the cholesterol levels of an unfit OAP – but an early diagnosis saved his life

Turn off, unplug and chill out by taking a digital detox just like Ed Sheeran

Home testing kits gave me a health scare… were they right?

10 illnesses for your GP … not your search engine

New balls please – Four guys who have survived testicular cancer

Specsaved me – Opticians trip discovers dad’s tumour

From a fetish model to a burlesque dancer – these everyday women live VERY different lives at the end of the workday

Mass keep-fit is like one giant party – Sun girl Helen braves One Live – a day-long fitness festival in Glasgow

Can 4 mins get you fit?

How risky are germs we touch each day?

Rih-sons to visit Barbados Gorgeous beaches, fish fry parties, bikini babes, rum shops… Barbados’ attractions are endless

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed after cancer scare

Specsaved me EXCLUSIVE: Opticians trip discovers dad’s tumour


‘There’s no escaping tinnitus – the maddening high pitched din in my ears which plagues me from dusk ’til dawn’

Sally Phillips: I turn into a sort of slave at home