A Brief Overview of My Story (so far…)
(An old photo from 2018 – new one coming soon!)
Hi! I’m Jeremy Godwin. I’m a writer and speaker specialising in mental health and wellbeing from Australia, and I have a passion for helping people by talking about how to turn the crap stuff we all go through 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 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. I built a solid management career in the corporate sector 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. A series of nervous breakdowns in 2011, followed by debilitating depression and anxiety in 2012 and bankruptcy in 2013, 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 now write and host a weekly podcast, Let’s Talk About Mental Health, which launched in October 2019 and now has listeners in 100 countries. The podcast is all about simple ideas for better mental health; each episode focuses on one specific topic and draws on both personal experience and quality mental health research to provide listeners with practical and simple ways to improve and maintain their mental health and wellbeing.
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.
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. I also write a blog every now and then about my experiences as a writer/speaker/presenter – 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, you may contact 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 email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for sharing my journey with me!