About Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas is an author, speaker and all round survivor.  As a result of overcoming his own battle with manic depression and bipolar disorder he co-produced with Dr. Tony Hughes the Emmy Award winning documentary ‘Stephen Fry, The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive’ and is the co-author of You Don’t Have to Be Famous to Have Manic Depression – An A-Z Guide to Good Mental Health. He has written articles for The Times and The Daily Mail and he has appeared on BBC Television and Radio.

Jeremy lives in Fulham with his wife Jane , cat and dog and also spends time writing on the island of Patmos. He considers himself a lucky man.

Watch a chat with Jeremy and extracts from a talk given to Haberdashers School on a very hot July day

Good Mental Health in Schools

Jeremy reaches out to students, parents and staff in schools, colleges and universities in an attempt to normalise the subject of mental illness and take the Hammer Horror out of old perceptions. The talks and workshops are based around Jeremy’s own experience of dealing with depression, addiction and manic depression and offer a series of practical and useful tips on how to stay mentally healthy and get the best out of life.    He also demonstrates why prevention is far better than cure and that humour can be the best way of talking about such a serious subject.

His talks are personal, authentic, funny, poignant, passionate and at times hard-hitting.  Jeremy makes the whole subject of good mental health interesting and something to be embraced.

He draws on his extensive experience of mental health,  the music business and a writer of crime thrillers.

The aim is for the students to learn something that might be useful for themselves now or later in their lives or simply helpful for understanding a family member or close friend encountering mental health problems. To leave students with a lasting impression that mental health is as important as physical health and to dispel any sense of shame or embarrassment that they or others might have on the subject.