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.
By sharing their inside stories with Jeremy, guests will also reflect on personal survival techniques, demonstrating how they recovered from poor mental health and how they now stay sane.
Jeremy Thomas worked in the music business for 22 years during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. He worked with artists such as John Williams, Al Green, Camel, Caravan, U2, The Levellers, James Brown and Rupert Hine to name a few. He wrote his first novel “Taking Leave’ in 2007, a former BBC Radio 5 ‘Book of the Month”, going on to co-produce the Emmy Award winning BBC documentary ‘Stephen Fry – The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive’ and co-write the popular- A-Z Guide to Good Mental Health with Dr Tony Hughes. His last novel was the crime thriller ‘The Santa Monica Suicide Club’ published in 2016.
Jeremy is now a leading speaker to schools and businesses, delivering talks on “How to Stay Sane in an Insane World’’. An authentic, brutally honest and often humorous talk which draws on his own battle with bipolar disorder and addiction, providing coping skills and strategies based around a mental health tool kit.