A Brief Overview of My Story (so far…)
(An old photo from 2018 – new one coming soon… ish!)
Hi! I’m Jeremy Godwin. I’m a writer, content creator and coach from Australia, with a strong focus on simple ideas for better mental health and wellbeing. My weekly Let’s Talk About Mental Health podcast has listeners in over 150 countries and I also present the weekly Better Mental Health show on YouTube.
I have a passion for helping people by talking about how to turn the crap stuff we all go through in life into something fantastic. I don’t care how cheesy this sounds, but the reality is that we only get one life, and it’s up to each of us to make the most of it. I look at overall wellbeing, with a strong focus on mental wellbeing (because you create your reality through your words, actions and feelings).
I grew up poor (no, like for real – ridiculously poor) in an emotionally and physically abusive home, and I worked hard to make something of myself. That meant building a solid management career in the corporate sector and focusing on money, and by the time I hit my 30’s I was earning a six-figure salary. On paper, it looked like I had it all. The only thing was, I was utterly miserable.
I had a series of nervous breakdowns in late 2011, followed by debilitating depression and anxiety in 2012 and bankruptcy in 2013, which nearly saw the end of me. But I’m a survivor and a fighter, and with hard work and determination I slowly found my way back from the darkness. I am now in recovery and building a new life for myself, one that is more focused on true happiness, gratitude and mindfulness. My personal and professional goal is to focus my energy on the areas of my life which make me feel happy and fulfilled so that I can, in turn, help others to feel happy and fulfilled.
I’ve released several books about mental health and wellbeing; my latest, No-Nonsense Advice For Living, was released in June 2017, and I am currently working on another book about mental health and wellbeing which will be released in 2021/22.
On this website you’ll find information about my various writing, presenting and speaking projects, along with my podcast, Let’s Talk About Mental Health, and YouTube show, Better Mental Health. I also write a blog every now and then about my experiences as a writer/speaker/presenter/jack of all trades – you can subscribe via email in the ‘Follow My Blog’ section to the right or at the bottom of the page (depending on your device) or on the home page.
If you would like to get in touch, find me on social media using the links on this website or by leaving a comment on one of my regular blog entries (keep it positive please!). Alternatively, for genuine business opportunities you can get in touch with me directly using the form on my contact page.
Thanks for sharing my journey with me!