Hey there, I’m Dan Keeley. I’m a professional speaker & mental health activist on a mission to empower the UK to speak up when we’re suffering.
In 2017 (after a 5 year battle with Bipolar Disorder having lost my sanity in Italy in 2012) I ran 1250 miles (solo & self-supported) from the Colosseum in Rome back to the London Eye to share my story on a national scale - raising over £15,000 for the Campaign Against Living Miserably and significantly impacting the lives of hundreds of men suffering with their mental health.
Now widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading speakers & mental health activists, I’m trail-blazing as many live talks as I possibly can to corporate organisations dedicated to improving the mental-wellbeing of their staff, governing bodies, technology firms, conferences, healthcare organisations, NHS trusts, schools, universities, festivals and social enterprises - with a 100% satisfaction rate and overwhelming testimonials.
Combining my infectious positive energy with my powerful personal story & commitment to tailoring each talk to match the desired outcomes of you as the event planner, I will leave your team, staff students or audience feeling uplifted & inspired with a renewed sense of courage to speak up about whatever they may be dealing with personally or professionally - resulting in stronger workplaces, stronger institutions, stronger communities and ultimately a stronger & more empathetic society across the UK.
“Simply one of the most positive people I know.”
- Stu Baker, The Mindset Triangle
Dan speaks on the following topics:
His powerful personal story (including full-scale mania, suicidal chapters and his full journey of recovery).
How he successfully manages life with Bipolar Disorder and how Bipolar ‘can’ in fact be a blessing.
Why he’s so committed to his cause & his mission.
How you (by booking Dan as a speaker) are playing your part to create the world he believes in.
How you (by booking Dan as a speaker) are the early adopters, by truly investing in the health of your workforce just as much as their safety.
How we’re all suffering with something.
Why we’re all on this mental adventure together.
Why each of us owe it to ourselves to invest in regular reflective talking practices, including therapy, counselling and life-coaching.
Why taking the time to slow down, to listen to our hearts & uncover our own personal ‘why’ is game-changing for our mental-wellbeing.
Why ‘starting at the end’ is a fast-track towards changing our current mental state.
Why practicing minimalism helped save his life.
Why your workplace mental-wellbeing programme is to be celebrated.
How your organisation can show the rest of your industry how it’s done.
Why his solo running adventure from Rome to London was so much more than just a running adventure.
Here are a handful of his testimonials:
Dan is also the Founder & Mission Director of #AREWEOKUK: the ‘Red Bull’ of the Mental Health world here to inspire & empower all of us to speak up when we’re suffering so that together we can show future generations how it’s done.
Dan is also the host of the #AREWEOKUK Podcast, creator of the #AREWEOKUK Escapes (mental health event) event, a Transformational Life Coach in-training, a Thrive LDN Champion, Salomon Brand Ambassador, Yes Tribe Ambassador, Love Trails Festival Ambassador, BASI Level 2 Alpine Ski Instructor and Snowsports Community Manager for Snow-Camp: one of the UK’s most innovative charities dedicated to turning young lives around with the power of snowsports.
Dan is actively taking bookings for 2019, 2020 and 2021. To discuss booking Dan as a speaker, contact:
And remember, with Dan, you’re not just booking one of the UK’s leading professional mental health speakers, you’re supporting a collaborative movement to empower the UK to speak up when we’re suffering so that together we can show future generations how it’s done!