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Dan Keeley

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Dan Keeley is one of the UK’s leading mental health activists, thought leaders and keynote speakers on a mission to empower the UK to speak up when they are suffering.

In 2017, after a 5 year battle with bipolar disorder and coming close to taking his own life, Dan ran 1250 miles from the Colosseum in Rome back to the London Eye to share his story on a national scale – raising over £15,000 for The Campaign Against Living Miserably and inspiring hundreds of others to speak up about their own personal battles.

Now Dan is a nationally-recognised and award-winning mental health activist, thought-leader and keynote speaker; harnessing his lived-experiences to inspire others by collaborating & delivering powerful live talks with many of the UK’s most forward-thinking corporate organisations, conferences, NHS trusts, festivals, schools and social enterprises dedicated to improving the mental wellbeing of their staff, audiences & communities.

Dan is regularly featured on national media platforms including BBC England, London Live, The Evening Standard, The Telegraph, the Heads Together campaign, and national mental-health platforms.

Dan is also the Founder & Mission Director of #AREWEOKUK: The social enterprise on a mission to empower the UK to speak up when we’re suffering so that together we can show future generations how it’s done.

SPEAKING TOPICS

Dan Keeley covers a number of aspects of mental health issues in his talks. His speech topics include – 

– The power of vulnerability and speaking up when we’re suffering

– The power of putting ourselves first

– The Mental Adventure, why we’re all on the journey together

– When suffering finds meaning; harnessing our experiences to inspire others

– What we can all be doing to support ourselves and those closest to us

Dan has also created some new talks during the recent pandemic –

Empathy and Compassion in a World of Covid-19 

As an adaptation to Dan’s signature talk ‘The Power of Vulnerability and Putting Ourselves First’, this newly-designed talk dives deeper into the key issues so many of us are facing across the UK during this time of Covid-19.

Disconnection, uncertainty, loneliness, overwhelm, complacency, lack of identity and the fear of missing out are just some of the key issues Dan will address in this talk; done-so with sensitivity & empathy for everyone’s unique situation with two key messages at its heart: 1) that we’re all on this journey together and 2) that these chapters can so often leave us with incredible gifts which we can harness when looking to the future.

NEW FOR 2022

These are some quick fire inspiration sessions Dan can do that can be lengthen out into longer talks

Session 1 – Nurturing Your Gratitude 

An attitude of gratitude is everything; to remember how lucky we are to live in the times we’re in, to focus on the things which really matter most, to appreciate everything that’s positive in the world. During this immersive bitesize session, Dan will briefly share his story – from a 5-year battle with bipolar disorder to running 1250-miles from Rome to London – before giving you his top tips to truly nurture your ‘gratitude’ and what can happen as a result.

  • How lucky are we? No, really.
  • Being fully present – paying attention and enjoying the show.
  • 80% of life is just noise & distraction. It’s the 20% we’ll remember in the long run.
  • Checking in with your 100-year-old self. They’ll thank you for it I promise!
  • Simplifying and adding lightness; the power of gratitude to lighten the load.

Session 2 – The Power of Putting Yourself First

You’re the one person you spend 100% of your life with, so it better be the best relationship you have. How hard is it to put ourselves first in the times we’re living in? We’re surrounded by relentless distractions, overwhelming noise and never-ending demands on our most valuable resources; our time, our energy and our attention. Yet without topping ourselves up and giving ourselves the love, compassion, patience & empathy we do so well to offer others, we’re in danger of being in the passenger seat of our own lives and not leading the lives we all crave to live. During this immersive bitesize session, Dan will briefly share his story – from a 5-year battle with bipolar disorder to running 1250-miles from Rome to London – before giving you his top tips on how to give yourself permission to put yourself first.

  • Youniversity – Studying what you need to be truly happy.
  • “How do you like your TEA?” – Your time, energy & attention?
  • Checking in with your 100-year-old self. They’ll thank you for it I promise!
  • Why putting yourself first when you need to is one of the most selfless things you can be doing for others.
  • When writing the story of your life, you’re the one who holds the pen.

Session 3 – Obsessively Simple: Minimising the Excess to Focus On What Really Matters Most 

We live in a time of excess – excess noise, distractions, overwhelm, subscriptions, influences, clutter, responsibilities, commitments, demands and more; excess which detracts from the things which truly matter in life – our health, relationships, passions, growth, security and contributing to other people’s lives. When we take the time to shut out the noise, minimise the distractions and truly re-connect to ourselves and things which make life worth living, that’s when the magic happens; we feel lighter, we reduce the overwhelm, we experience joy in the journey. During this immersive bitesize session, Dan will briefly share his story – from a 5-year battle with bipolar disorder to running 1250-miles from Rome to London – before giving you his top tips on how to simplify and add lightness to every area of your life.

  • What really matters most? No, really.
  • Shutting out the noise to reconnect with ourselves.
  • Decluttering our backpacks, only putting back in what’s essential or meaningful.
  • No one said this would be easy, but we can keep it beautifully simple.
  • If it isn’t a hell yes then it’s a hell no.
  • Simplifying and adding lightness; can you feel it?

Topics

Mental Health
Motivational
Overcoming Adversity
Wellbeing

Testimonials

We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.