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"Jeremy Thomas’ life adventures tell an inspirational story of survival which provides the backdrop to some timely advice and pointers towards better mental health. His talk to barristers and staff members was very-well received. We can all learn from it; not only for ourselves, but also to recognise the warning signs in others. I wholeheartedly recommend him. "
Richard Pratt QC, Head of Chambers, 7 Harrington Street Liverpool. ,7 Harrington Street Chambers, Liverpool
· Well done to CGI for scheduling. The speaker was open and
informative. And he spoke from his own experience.
· The mix of real story and tips for mental health made for a
· Fabulous session - hearing such candid thoughts from
someone who's gone through this feels like I've been "given
permission" to reach out and speak to someone about it if
needed (rather than being typically British and reserved)
· Jeremy was excellent, definitely a ‘make a difference’ speaker.
Attendees of Jeremy Thomas Talks,CGI
Without any reservation, I can recommend Jeremy as an extremely engaging and inspirational speaker. As part of our Health and Wellbeing programme, which has a particular focus on Mental Health, and to celebrate International Men’s Day 2017, we commissioned Jeremy Thomas to deliver a webinar for us entitled ‘How to Stay Sane in an Insane world’. Jeremy had been highly recommended by employees who had heard him speak and he certainly lived up to all expectations. His webinar was frank, engaging, informative and truly inspirational. It was the most popular session we have ever had and appealed particularly to male employees who are statistically the least likely to admit they have issues or to seek help at an early stage.
Anna Bartlett - Manager, Health and Wellbeing ,CGI
"Directors UK is the organisation that represents all directors working with moving images in the UK. In the last few years we have begun to understand some of the pressures and issues facing out membership. From the most successful to newbies, directors take on great responsibility and are often under very real pressure. Directors UK decided to see what we could do to help. Inviting Jeremy to talk was our first step and he was, without any doubt, very successful. His mix of intense honesty, humour and knowledge makes his talk both accessible and important. The questions in the room and subsequent feedback made it clear he got through. Jeremy has first hand experience of what happens when things go badly wrong. He tells a story that helps others recognise the early symptoms and work out how to stay sane. Which is no small order.”
Paul Unwin - Board Member Directors UK,Film, theatre, TV writer and director. Creator of Casualty
"Jeremy was the main speaker at a mental health awareness event being run by our firm – there was standing room only and Jeremy did not disappoint – with a delightful mix of mischievous story-telling and large doses of humour, his technicolour-life unfolded before us to reveal some incredibly helpful lessons which we could all apply in our daily lives"
Chris Parsons,Chairman, India Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
“We work closely with employers helping them manage workplace issues which more frequently involve recognising and dealing appropriately with employees suffering mental health issues. We are delighted to have worked with Jeremy and his candid and authentic personal story really touched a nerve with our contacts and clients at an event we hosted.
From a business perspective, poor mental health in the workplace can have a profound and often underestimated impact. Jeremy’s talk not only highlights the importance of good mental health awareness but also gives useful tools and guidance to ensure individuals and organisations are well equipped to deal with any issues they may face. He makes a very serious topic, light hearted and fun for those attending.”
Paul McGowan,Principal Solicitor Collingwood Legal - Winner Firm of the Year Northern Law Awards 2017
“I was utterly drawn in to Jeremy’s refreshingly open talk about his own experiences of good and bad mental health. Far too many of us have been conditioned to only seeing this subject as taboo or something that needs to be hidden. Jeremy engages his audience, his delivery of story-telling generating many a heart-warming laugh-out-loud moment, the light humour carefully balancing the seriousness of the darker shade of being mentally unwell. His appeal will be across the board. A boss struggling to understand their role, when to get involved, when to get others involved, and to the remaining community, Jeremy will show them that it is not to be feared, it is okay and will be okay. The most compelling thing of all is that he is a living testament to all this.”
Stacey Lambert,Vice President Human Resources Pearson PLC
“Your talk was an inspiration to all of us.”
Dr Margaret McCann,Castle Craig Hospital
Fear and shame make the prison of mental illness in families worse. Jeremy's talks are important. They are compassionate, informative, honest and very funny; humanising what can be distressing for the sufferer and those around them. I wish I'd heard him speak as a young person.
“Jeremy Thomas is a complete original. His writing, like his life, is a whirlwind of brilliance, wonder and blunder, by turns hilarious and terrifying. Highly Recommended."
“Jeremy is an engaging and entertaining speaker with a message that every HR department and every family in the nation should listen to.”
Simon Woodroffe OBE,Founder of YO! Sushi and YOTEL