T.O Walker has worked in mental health on and off for 17 years. She has also used mental health services on and off for 22 years. She has had different diagnoses assigned or suggested to her but has found it much more useful and empowering to frame any struggles in terms of the context of her life.
T.O Walker is an author and illustrator. She has written a number of articles about mental health, and illustrated a children’s book about self-harm. More recently she has written and illustrated a book based on her own experiences of trauma and dissociation in the context of sexual violence (Not My Shame, Dec 2107 Jessica Kingsley Publishers)