Toby Abbs author & publisher of Bipolar and other related mental health books

My name is Toby Abbs and I am an author of Self-Help Bipolar & Mental Health books and also manage my own publishing house. (Type One Publishing Ltd).

I was born in London in 1973 and moved to Newquay, Cornwall UK as a child where I grew up there to have the best childhood surfing by the sea.   I have spent most of my adult life back in London. After 16+ long years in IT Infrastructure and Security I finally made a life changing decision and decided to live a dream and do something meaningful. To help change perception of mental health issues and to also help people overcome life changing illness.

My first book is titled "Tearing Down The Layers" and it available to buy from online ebook retailers. It is a self help book on how to live with a life changing illness not only for mental but physical conditions too.

I am currently working on a second Mental Health book which will be released very soon. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to visit my site.

Book Reviews


Online Book Club

How to buy my books?

Please visit the relevant book website as they contain all the links to the online retailers such as Amazon, Google Play, Apple etc.

"Bipolar: Tearing Down The Layers" book and website

"Bipolar Chef" book and website

    "The Mental Poet" book and website

To contact me please email

Biography Section

Current Laptop
Acer S3-391 running Linux in hybrid

Best Linux Distro

Linux Mint 15 Olivia

Best Other Linux Distro
Kali and Caine

Ralph Lauren flat cap + 4 year old Oliver Sweeney shoes

All Time Songs
Krone and Time - The Slammer (1993 Hardcore / Jungle)

Fine Young Cannibals - I'm not the man I used to be (1989 Raw & Cooked)

Johnny Cash -  Empire of dirt  (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

Mental Health recap

1 in 4 people will experience some form of mental health issues within the course of a year
1 in 10 young people will experience some form of mental health issues
9 out of 10 people with mental health issues face discrimination

Other Mental Health Resources

Some excellent links to other UK related Mental Health organisations.

Rethink Mental Illness UK
0300 5000 927

Mind UK
0300 123 3393

Sane UK

Time To Change UK

Young Minds UK
0808 802 5544

Media Coverage

Dec 2013 BBC Radio Cornwall

BBC Cornwall Interview about my book "Tearing Down The Layers"

Dec 2013

Footage of Toby Abbs Surfing

Dec 2013

A months worth of medication

Road Cycling

My Road Cycling Website and how regular exercise helps contain my Bipolar.

Bipolar Cornwall

Here in Cornwall, UK, having a mental health condition isn't made any easier. But the chilled out lifestyle and being surrounded by sea definitely helps on coping with day to day life.


Bipolar Disorder
Mental Disorder
Self Management
Manic Depression
Black Dog
Lifestyle Changes
Psych Team
Rapid Cycler
Thought Distortion
Psy Nurse

Photo Album

BBC Radio Cornwall Dec 2013

BBC Radio Cornwall Dec 2013

Biarittz France 2005

Fistral Beach Newquay Cornwall

10% of all book sales to The Cornwall Air Ambulance

Tearing Down The Layers Book
Bipolar Chef: Mental Health Food Recipes
The Mental Poet's Book
Toby Abbs Author Website

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