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Jeremy delivers a compelling talk which is fluent, serious – but never solemn – and sometimes hilarious. Click here to read the full testimonial…

Jeremy Thomas is an author and speaker. As a result of overcoming his own battle with 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, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail and he has appeared on BBC Television and Radio.

Jeremy has been delivering Keynote talks to schools, companies and conferences for the last nine years. His core message is prevention is better than cure. Jeremy draws on his own experience to show how to recognise the symptoms of poor mental health and to improve it by monitoring the dials on the control panel and maintaining daily use of practical coping methods. Taking the right action, talking to someone and having a routine are often the best medicine.

Jeremy Thomas talks about prevention being better than cure


Shed Talk is a no-bullshit, good humoured show about mental health and coping with life – what happens when things go wrong, ‘when the shit hits the fan’ and what you can do to get better and stay well.

Shed Talks is hosted by Jeremy Thomas – a funny guy with experience of serious mental illness, and an advocate of good mental health. Jeremy is going to be in conversation with public figures drawn from the world of Film, TV, Music, Books, Crime, Gardening, and Business. Interesting people who have achieved something in their lives but who also have had direct or indirect experience of poor mental ill health.

"Jeremy transfixes his audience with a story that enthrals, engages and astounds. He changes your understanding of mental health forever, conveying insights and techniques that build awareness and resilience. Unforgettable."

Dr Keith Rutherford, R&D Vice President, Unilever. November 2018.

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Published Books and Articles

A-Z Guide to Good Mental Health

Jeremy is the co-author of You Don’t Have to Be Famous to Have Manic Depression – The A-Z Guide to Good Mental Health. The book comprehensively explores many of the facts and misconceptions associated with depression, and considers many aspects of our day-to-day lives which can be changed to manage the condition.

Available as an ebook or in paperback format. Courtesy Michael Joseph & Pengiun Books.

Taking Leave

His partly autobiographical novel Taking Leave has received praise from Stephen Fry, Sue Townsend and A. L. Kennedy to name a few. A funny book about an unfunny subject. Taking Leave takes the reader on a roller coaster ride through meltdown, madness and beyond, where love, friendship and family are put to the ultimate test.

Taking Leave
Available as an ebook or in hardback format.

The Santa Monica Suicide Club

The mutilated body of a man is discovered inside a suitcase on Santa Monica Beach, his UK passport wedged between his teeth. One week earlier, the twenty-eight-year-old son of a wealthy Mexican is found butchered in his Ocean Avenue apartment, close to his brutally murdered domestic. The local Santa Monica crime rate may have dropped by forty per cent, but the homicide rate is clearly on the rise.

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Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive

Jeremy co-produced the Emmy award-winning documentary The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. Stephen Fry presents this documentary exploring the disease of manic depression; a little understood but potentially devastating condition affecting an estimated two percent of the population.

Stephen embarks on an emotional journey to meet fellow sufferers, and discuss the literal highs and lows of being bi-polar. Celebrities such as Carrie Fisher and Richard Dreyfuss invite the comedian into their home to relate their stories.

Stephen also looks into the lives of ordinary people trying to deal with the illness at work and home, and of course to the people studying manic depression in an effort to better control it. A fascinating, moving and ultimately very entertaining Emmy award-winning programme.

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Jeremy Thomas Talks
Blue Baltic House
22 Mill Street
Somerset BA9 9AP

Tel: 01963 34029
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