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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Leader, Director of "Mental Health Runner", Author of "Surviving The War Against Yourself"

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Thomas Dunning Biography

Thomas Dunning is a passionate mental health activist, fueled to break the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Having suffered with mental health himself, diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and PTSD, Dunning is making it his mission to ensure that no one struggling with their mental health feels alone. As a mental health speaker, Dunning brings an authentic and passionate viewpoint to the topic and pushes the message of 'healthy body, healthy mind'.

Having struggled with mental illness (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety disorder and Borderline personality disorder to be specific) Dunning unfortunately has attempted to take his own life countless times which he states "The fact I’m here sharing my truth, is beyond the luck needed to win the lottery".

In a bid to help his recovery, Dunning founded Mental Health Runner, using his passion for running to help both himself and others find a form of escapism. In partnership With Mental Health Runner, Dunning has also become a popular keynote event Speaker delivering speeches to top clients to help change how mental health and Illness are perceived. In his darkest days, Dunning felt as though he was alone and the only one suffering from mental illness. So, Dunning now works to help people have access to the right support that they need to overcome their struggles and to support, Motivate and inspire people to keep on going.

While still being a mechanical engineer in his day job; Dunning is also the founder of he First Steps Forward Program, helping individuals who have been diagnosed with mental health issues to put on their trainers and find their own happiness in running. Dunning has also forged a reputation as a popular and award-winning mental health blogger. He has previously been the winner of Safety and Health Practitioner Trailblazer of the year, North Kesteven District Council contribution to health and wellbeing Award and Lincolnite’s 30 under 30 inspirational award to name a few, and has also authored the book "Surviving the War Against Yourself".

Dunning has also claimed the Active Lincolnshire Active Change Award, started Run Talk Run Lincolnshire and had been appointed as the Service User Governor for Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Dunning is also a member of the Brooks Run Happy Team and a qualified Leader in Running Fitness with Athletics England. Now a popular international event and keynote speaker, Dunning has been hired by countless businesses and organizations to deliver authentic and insightful speeches about mental health. Dunning has previously performed a TEDx talk, titled The Fight For Survival in the War Against Yourself. He has also been hired as a speaker for Workplaces, Colleges-Universities and schools – High end clients include Associated British Foods Plc, Rolls Royce, BULK, Lloyds Banking Group, Lincoln College and Boston College to name but a few.

Dunning is also sought as a mental health consultant, delivering speeches and workshops to school and college students to encourage meaningful talks around an important subject. Also a media volunteer for Mind, Rethink and NAMI Bucks County, Dunning is the perfect choice as a speaker to bring awareness to mental health issues and stamp out the stigma surrounding them.

Speaking Topics
  • Surviving the war against yourself

    1 in 5 people in the USA will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Using his own story of mental illness from psychosis and attempted suicide to recovery, Tom wants to break down the stigma of mental illness; helping others to start their own conversations about mental health and to know that it’s okay not to be okay.

    For every 1 in 5 people living with a mental illness, there are always 4 others who can help save a life.

    What can Attendees expect?

    • A unique no holds barred talk taking the delegates through a controlled journey of mental illness.
    • Although based in the UK, Mental illness and mental health will always bring people together to help.
    • His unique story will make you cry, laugh and everything in-between to feel just an ounce of what it's like to be in that situation.
    • All delegates will be equipped to fight for survival in the war against them selves and help improve outcomes to recovery.
    • One day, all delegates may also even do the best thing possible; "save lives".

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Surviving The War Against Yourself

Surviving The War Against Yourself

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  • How do I book Thomas Dunning to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Thomas Dunning for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Thomas Dunning, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Thomas Dunning or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Thomas Dunning

    Speaking fees for Thomas Dunning, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Thomas Dunning are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Thomas Dunning, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Thomas Dunning speak about?

  • Where does Thomas Dunning travel from?

    Thomas Dunning generally travels from UK, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Thomas Dunning’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Thomas Dunning for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thomas Dunning for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Thomas Dunning or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Leader, Director of "Mental Health Runner", Author of "Surviving The War Against Yourself"

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Thomas Dunning Biography

Thomas Dunning is a passionate mental health activist, fueled to break the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Having suffered with mental health himself, diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and PTSD, Dunning is making it his mission to ensure that no one struggling with their mental health feels alone. As a mental health speaker, Dunning brings an authentic and passionate viewpoint to the topic and pushes the message of 'healthy body, healthy mind'.

Having struggled with mental illness (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety disorder and Borderline personality disorder to be specific) Dunning unfortunately has attempted to take his own life countless times which he states "The fact I’m here sharing my truth, is beyond the luck needed to win the lottery".

In a bid to help his recovery, Dunning founded Mental Health Runner, using his passion for running to help both himself and others find a form of escapism. In partnership With Mental Health Runner, Dunning has also become a popular keynote event Speaker delivering speeches to top clients to help change how mental health and Illness are perceived. In his darkest days, Dunning felt as though he was alone and the only one suffering from mental illness. So, Dunning now works to help people have access to the right support that they need to overcome their struggles and to support, Motivate and inspire people to keep on going.

While still being a mechanical engineer in his day job; Dunning is also the founder of he First Steps Forward Program, helping individuals who have been diagnosed with mental health issues to put on their trainers and find their own happiness in running. Dunning has also forged a reputation as a popular and award-winning mental health blogger. He has previously been the winner of Safety and Health Practitioner Trailblazer of the year, North Kesteven District Council contribution to health and wellbeing Award and Lincolnite’s 30 under 30 inspirational award to name a few, and has also authored the book "Surviving the War Against Yourself".

Dunning has also claimed the Active Lincolnshire Active Change Award, started Run Talk Run Lincolnshire and had been appointed as the Service User Governor for Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Dunning is also a member of the Brooks Run Happy Team and a qualified Leader in Running Fitness with Athletics England. Now a popular international event and keynote speaker, Dunning has been hired by countless businesses and organizations to deliver authentic and insightful speeches about mental health. Dunning has previously performed a TEDx talk, titled The Fight For Survival in the War Against Yourself. He has also been hired as a speaker for Workplaces, Colleges-Universities and schools – High end clients include Associated British Foods Plc, Rolls Royce, BULK, Lloyds Banking Group, Lincoln College and Boston College to name but a few.

Dunning is also sought as a mental health consultant, delivering speeches and workshops to school and college students to encourage meaningful talks around an important subject. Also a media volunteer for Mind, Rethink and NAMI Bucks County, Dunning is the perfect choice as a speaker to bring awareness to mental health issues and stamp out the stigma surrounding them.

Thomas Dunning Speaking Topics

  • Surviving the war against yourself

    1 in 5 people in the USA will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Using his own story of mental illness from psychosis and attempted suicide to recovery, Tom wants to break down the stigma of mental illness; helping others to start their own conversations about mental health and to know that it’s okay not to be okay.

    For every 1 in 5 people living with a mental illness, there are always 4 others who can help save a life.

    What can Attendees expect?

    • A unique no holds barred talk taking the delegates through a controlled journey of mental illness.
    • Although based in the UK, Mental illness and mental health will always bring people together to help.
    • His unique story will make you cry, laugh and everything in-between to feel just an ounce of what it's like to be in that situation.
    • All delegates will be equipped to fight for survival in the war against them selves and help improve outcomes to recovery.
    • One day, all delegates may also even do the best thing possible; "save lives".

Thomas Dunning Videos

  • The fight for survival in a war against yourself | TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool
    1 in 4 people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Using his own story of mental illness from psychosis...

Thomas Dunning Books

FAQs on booking Thomas Dunning

  • How do I book Thomas Dunning to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Thomas Dunning for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Thomas Dunning, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Thomas Dunning or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Thomas Dunning

    Speaking fees for Thomas Dunning, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Thomas Dunning are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Thomas Dunning, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Thomas Dunning speak about?

  • Where does Thomas Dunning travel from?

    Thomas Dunning generally travels from UK, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Thomas Dunning’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Thomas Dunning for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thomas Dunning for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Thomas Dunning or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Thomas Dunning is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Surviving the war against yourself. The estimated speaking fee range to book Thomas Dunning for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Thomas Dunning generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tom Voss, Andrea Paquette, Jamie Tworkowski, Candace Washington and Frank Blackman Jr.. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Thomas Dunning for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Thomas Dunning Speaking Topics

  • Surviving the war against yourself

    1 in 5 people in the USA will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Using his own story of mental illness from psychosis and attempted suicide to recovery, Tom wants to break down the stigma of mental illness; helping others to start their own conversations about mental health and to know that it’s okay not to be okay.

    For every 1 in 5 people living with a mental illness, there are always 4 others who can help save a life.

    What can Attendees expect?

    • A unique no holds barred talk taking the delegates through a controlled journey of mental illness.
    • Although based in the UK, Mental illness and mental health will always bring people together to help.
    • His unique story will make you cry, laugh and everything in-between to feel just an ounce of what it's like to be in that situation.
    • All delegates will be equipped to fight for survival in the war against them selves and help improve outcomes to recovery.
    • One day, all delegates may also even do the best thing possible; "save lives".

Thomas Dunning Speaker Videos

  • The fight for survival in a war against yourself | TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool
    1 in 4 people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Using his own story of mental illness from psychosis to recovery, Tom wants to break down the stigma...

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