Congratulations to Helen Keevil and Epsom College, the Winner of Independent School of the Year for Student Wellbeing 2022. It’s been a pleasure being part…

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  In 1897, when asked what one needed to be happy, Dr MacTavish, an eminent doctor from Fife replied: ‘You need three things: Something to…

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Whether they are in the playground, the office car park or in the Kremlin, we don’t like bullies, do we? Do you remember a time…

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When it comes to medicine, psychiatry and mental health, the Greeks taught us many things.  One doesn’t need to look too far to see a…

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We All Need To Belong!

  We all need to Belong! Mental Health Awareness   Many things contribute to us having good mental health. Belonging to a family, marriage, a…

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Dominic Rush had had a heated exchange with his boss, which he was worried about. Dominic was about to turn thirty. The trial period of...

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Accentuating the Positive

Hopefully, we are nearly through dealing with Lockdown and the Coronavirus. However even if there is going to be a second wave, we all need...

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The Power of a Shed

One good thing about Life under Lockdown is that it has become acceptable to talk about mental health. People can now see what mental health...

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William Tell Overture

Towards the end of my talk on mental health I always play the William Tell overture. It never fails to bring a smile to my...

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I have observed a strange error within the resilience section of my talk. The message I normally propagate is DON’T PANIC, KEEP SWIMMING. Well, having...

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Actions speak louder than words

Actions speak louder than words Here with the Oxford & Cambridge Coxs & Captains is Our Sponsor Jason Anthony, Founder & Managing Director of MGAM...

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JT Unpacks his Talk


Let’s Disconnect, Breathe and Actually Speak!

In celebration of World Mental Health Day, let’s make it World Mental Health Month and exercise some prevention is better than cure.

This is how to make this headmaster happy

Bradford Grammar School (BGS) launched ‘Spotlight on Happiness’ Monday 20 March to coincide with International Day of Happiness. The online public video resource is tailored…

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Jeremy Thomas speaks to Head Talks about the Importance of Teaching Sanity

Jeremy recently gave an interview to Head Talks about the importance of teaching sanity in schools.

Jeremy talks to C3’s Workplace Health Movement

On November 17, C3’s Workplace Health Movement welcomed Jeremy Thomas to talk about the importance of preventing mental health problems and providing employees with accessible information…

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Interview with Full Fabric

Jeremy was interviewed by Full Fabric, a service dedicated to working with universities to improve the quality of the educational experience.

Exam pressure? Try breathing!

Stress Busting Breathing Exercise Sit up straight, (or stand or lie down).  Breathe out. Breathe in deeply, and, at the same time, relax your belly…

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Informative, Entertaining Good Mental Health Talks

Missing jumbo jets, two million Syrian refugees living in tents, gladiatorial TV, the X Factor, the Y Factor, food banks, cyber bullying, addiction to social…

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How to stay sane in an insane world

2015 saw dozens of schools invite me to speak to their older students on the importance of good mental health.

There’s a price to pay for pushing pupils to obtain top results

As GCSE and A-level exams come to a close, Jeremy Thomas examines the cost of pushing for the best exam results

Who remembers putting a tiger in your tank?

There seems to be almost constant sound-bites in the media about mental health these days. So many that you might want to tune out and bury your head…

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Beware the Lubitz Backlash

Everyone is rightly shocked and saddened by the tragic deaths of the 150 people on board the Germanwings flight last week. It is vital, however,…

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I Had a Black Dog, His Name was Depression

Just over two years old, this animated video from the World Health Organisation (WHO) is still a thought-provoking and accurate reflection of many people’s daily…

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Don’t Ignore the Post-Christmas Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder affects many people during the winter months, and it can be particularly acute in January after the Christmas celebrations.

Keep that Phone Out of Reach

The device that connects you makes you distant

The Mental Health Taskforce

So, this week sees the coalition launch their ‘Mental Health Taskforce’, tasked with finally giving this enormous issue some much-needed focus. As to how successful…

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Rocks in my Pockets

The trailer’s narrative almost mirrors the introduction to this website! And that’s because it’s very true: how are we supposed to stay sane in such…

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What’s your stress busting tip?

You don’t have to suffer from Manic Depression to suffer from stress. Each of us need a method for relieving the sludgy pressures of daily life…

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Jeremy @ the Festival of Love

View a small selection of images from Jeremy’s talk to the Festival of Love weekend at the Southbank Centre on Sunday 17th August 2014.

The Dead Poet’s Society?

The way in which we consume wall to wall news of famous people’s deaths is bizarre.

Suggest a Tune

Music is such a healer – and a way of making us feel things and shake it all about.

What would Ian Fleming have said about MacFreedom?

A popular misconception about novelists is they only require a desk with a typewriter, bottle of whisky, and two packs of cigarettes to plough their…

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A Brief History of the Treatment of Mental Illness

Attempts to treat mental illness date back as early as 5000 BCE as evidenced by the discovery of trephined skulls in regions that were home…

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Twenty Tips for Coping with Stress

Work off Stress. Physical activity is a terrific outlet Talk to someone you really trust. Or use a hotline, for example the Samaritans

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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.