My Day Job

Helen Gilbert: Freelance Journalist & Editor

I’ve been a freelance journalist for more than 19 years and generally cover health, lifestyle, and travel features as well and celebrity interviews, a selection of which can be found at the bottom of this page.

Helen Gilbert: Media & PR 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 offer tuition on how to write press releases that will get read by journalists, advice on email pitches and structure, and hold living pitching workshops to help with CPD.   If you’d like to work with me or find out more about my rates, please feel free to drop me a line here.

Helen Gilbert: Digital Copywriter for brands, agencies and small businesses

Like what you see on the blog? I also provide a digital copywriting service for brands and businesses so, please do get in touch here if I may be of assistance. I also produce sponsored content for the broadsheet press, write reports and pen blog posts for large and small businesses So if you need some sparkling copy for your new website, or are simply looking to refresh an existing one, please feel free to drop me a line 🙂

Helen Gilbert: Newspaper Articles


Jessica Ennis-Hill on staying put in Sheffield, being a mum, house rules and DIY

Chris Packham on living with Asperger syndrome, characterful properties and his love of ancient trees

The Fitness guru Joe Wicks on going to bed by 9 pm and why he’d love to have dinner with the Rock 

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


How I wrote an erotic novel while having chemotherapy for Stage 2 bowel cancer

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

Will Viagra ice cream stop your sex life flaking out? 

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


Two-time Wimbledon champion Sir Andy Murray, 32, answers our health quiz 

Is your love of cheese giving you an upset tummy?

Monty Panesar takes our health quiz

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

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



‘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