Dan Keeley is an Award-Winning Mental Health Activist, TEDx Speaker and Endurance Runner. Dan is recognised as one of the UK’s most passionate & committed mental health activists and endurance-runners committed to creating a world where every single one of us has the courage, support & safe-space to speak up when we’re suffering.
In 2012 Dan Keeley was diagnosed with bipolar disorder following a full-scale psychotic episode in northern Italy, time in psychiatric wards and six months of crippling depression which left him wanting to take his own life.
In 2017, after a powerful 5-year journey of recovery and seeing the transformative power of speaking openly about his experiences, Dan ran 1250-miles in 65-days (solo & self supported) from the Colosseum in Rome back to the London Eye to celebrate his story on an international scale; empowering tens of thousands of people around the world to speak up about their own personal battles.
Dan has spoken professionally to thousands of audience members around the world on topics of courage, vulnerability, putting ourselves first, obsessive simplicity, resilience, bipolar-disorder, men’s mental health and more, all of which was touched on in his 2021 TEDx talk The Power of Speaking Up When We’re Suffering – credited as ‘one of the most emotional TEDx talks I’ve ever seen’ by an international speaker coach.
Alongside his immersive, & uplifting keynote talks with corporate teams, conferences, festivals, private events, NHS trusts and more, Dan is regularly called upon to host live panel discussions and live events, with regular podcast and media interviews relating to Dan’s signature topics.
With his passion for endurance-running included, Dan is committed to leaving every audience member feeling energised, inspired & empowered to take action with their mental & overall wellbeing, especially so given the challenges of the past two years.