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.

Contact Us

For bookings or for more information…

Email: enquiries@jeremythomastalks.co.uk   Tel: 01963 34029   Mob: 07884 027647

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

Email: jeremy@jeremythomastalks.co.uk

For enquiries for Keynote and workshops to companies, conferences and public bodies please contact Claire Rackham on 0207 993 2724 or claire@inspirationalspeakers.co.uk.


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Below are useful websites for those affected by some of the mental health illnesses that will be discussed in the shows


Narcotics Anonymous

NA is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.


Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is a fellowship of men and women who help others to recover from alcoholism.


NHS Alcohol Support

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to getting better, but it’s often the hardest one.

Jeremy Thomas British Anger Management Logo

The British Association of Anger Management

Attending an Anger Management is the first step towards a healthier happier life.

Shed Talks (Jeremy Thomas) Mind Contact


Mind, the mental health charity, is here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Shed Talks (Jeremy Thomas) Samaritans


Samaritans works to make sure there’s always someone there for anyone who needs someone.

Shed Talks (Jeremy Thomas) Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Meeting the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.


Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

One of the UK’s most respected mental health charities.

Young Minds


However you’re feeling right now, things can get better.

Mental Health UK

Mental Health UK

Supporting people affected by mental health problems including friends, family and carers.