Thomas Dunning

Passionate Mental Health Activist & Founder Of Mental Health Runner

How to hire Thomas Dunning

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Thomas is often booked as a speaker for corporate events, read his latest feedback below.

"At VMware, we are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion, with Mental Health being a key thread in that program. I was looking for an external speaker who could help me put across, in authentic language, that Mental Health, can and does, affect anyone/everyone. Thomas Dunning’s story is at the same time tragic, inspiring and very, very thought-provoking. Working with him has helped us put the internal dialogue about Mental Health onto a different level. Tom is engaging, disarmingly honest and tells a true story of suffering, overcoming adversity and personal/spiritual development that will inspire even the most stoic and stiff upper lipped members of any team. Amazing." - Simon, VM Ware

"Just a quick note to say how good the video was and on the back of a feedback discussion, My students really did take a lot from the presentation. I personally thought it was excellent and really did pick up a lot of positives from Toms difficult and sometimes harrowing journey through the Quagmire. Once again thank you for putting this on it really has helped me and my students to be better informed and more understanding regarding mental health." – Tutor, UCNL

"The webinar is going to become mandatory for all groups to watch which is just amazing. When some sort of normality resumes we would love to also have you in college giving talks to students." - Higher Education Schools & Community Engagement Coordinator, UCNL

"Very Honest and Powerful presentation. Thank you so much for sharing." – HSE Specialist ABF (Associated British Foods)

"Thank you again for your time and energy in the session on Tuesday morning with AB Sugar head offices.  Even though it has only been two days, it has acted as a further catalyst to amplify the discussion around the importance of mental (and physical) health. For info, [AB Sugar Managing Director] plans to write out the leadership teams across AB Sugar later today and will link back to your session to say how he found your journey inspiring and will remind people of the importance to take time to look after our own wellbeing." – Head of HR AB Sugar 

"I have just listened to your story – very powerful and very honest. Thank you for sharing, you are a great advocate for mental health." – Group Company secretary & Head of Legal Services @ABF Weston Centre  

"A huge thank you from myself and the Wellbeing Team for coming to King’s Lynn and talking to us today.  As I mentioned I had already received great feedback before you had even left the building and it continued for the rest of the afternoon! It is remarkable how well you speak about your experiences and your story is truly inspiring.  I hope you continue with your talks and I wish you well with your future projects which sound really amazing.  I will be promoting you wherever I can within the group, so hopefully you may get a call from somewhere else." - Wellbeing and Office Manager @Germains seed Technology Kings Lynn 

"Thomas spoke during the first lincolnshire Think Active (Mental Health and Physical Activity) Conference at the beginning of March 2019. His experiences have led him to help others by giving the most inspirational speaches, he is confident, motivated and extremely engaging and I am very sure that the work he is doing is going to help a lot of people in the future! Keep up the great work Thomas!" – Project Team Member at Active Lincolnshire 

"I just wanted on behalf of all of us at the ABF Head Office to thank you so much for joining us during mental health awareness week. I know I speak for others when I say that your story which you generously shared with us was humbling and inspiring. I joined the morning Session and listened intently to what you said and so many others did which will help them no end." – ABF Chief people and performance officer 

"Please pass on our thanks to Tom, his talk was very insightful and resonated with a lot of our team and lots to take away for individuals and a business." - Anila, OM

"Emotional and I felt like him sometimes. Running has helped my mental health" 

"I've never been so moved before listening to someone's presentation. So glad I was off-screen as I had tears rolling down my cheeks" 

"Very emotional and inspiring, what a great person and someone that everyone will look up to. Hats off also to his partner Amber" 

"Amazing what people can get through and not only recover but go out of their way to help others" 

"Very inspirational and made me think about how the people around me may be feeling and how I may be able to help - even if it's only my time" 

"Tom's story was powerful, mental health is a big topic at the moment and the more we hear success stories the better" 

"Tom's presentation was so impactful and something I will remember for a long time. He is so brave and strong to have come through it" 

"Definitely beneficial and quite pertinent with the pandemic, lockdown and working from home especially" 

"Tom's story stands out and is truly inspirational. Plus he gave his time to talk about his demons whilst in work! Amazing bloke" 

"He articulated his experience in such a way, I was captivated. He was very inspiring" 

"Outstanding guest speaker, brave, honest, just incredible to listen to"