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.
Jeremy was truly an inspirational speaker to attend school today. From the outset, his wit and informal approach had the boys ‘on-side’ and utterly enthralled at his talk. Here was someone who has the experience and erudition to speak to the pupils and yet never preach, a rare quality in a speaker. His talks were incredibly well received, interlaced with practical and heartfelt tips, generating discussion amongst the students for the remainder of the day. The dominant theme was ‘why cannot more speakers be like Mr Thomas?’ Quite – he is a rare type of speaker and his message is poignant and vital for all ages from Year 7-13. We were incredibly grateful for his presence in school: professional, humorous and delivering a powerful message. Cannot recommend him highly enough. Many thanks!
Lloyd Charman, The Haberdashers’ Aske's Boys' School Elstree
Jeremy Thomas’ talk was fantastic. He was wonderfully engaging, disarmingly honest, and full of very sound and practical advice. Whilst he deals with a desperately serious subject, his sense of humour is evident throughout. In talking to our pupils it is clear that they thoroughly enjoyed what Jeremy had to say and derived considerable and genuine benefit from it.
Andrew Hobbs, Deputy Headmaster of Downside School,
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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
NA is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.
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.
The British Association of Anger Management
Attending an Anger Management is the first step towards a healthier happier life.
Mind, the mental health charity, is here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
Samaritans works to make sure there’s always someone there for anyone who needs someone.
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.
However you’re feeling right now, things can get better.
Mental Health UK
Supporting people affected by mental health problems including friends, family and carers.