Jonny Benjamin

Mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger., ThinkWell

Jonny Benjamin MBE is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger.

At the age of 20 he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar, and later began making films on YouTube about the condition that have been watched by hundreds of thousands of people.

Jonny now speaks publicly about living with mental illness and has written articles and given various interviews on TV, Radio and in print around the world to help educate and break stigma. He has also produced and presented documentaries on BBC Three and Channel 4 on the subjects of mental health and suicide.

His 2014 social media campaign with Rethink Mental Illness to #findMike, the man who talked him out of jumping off a bridge when he was suicidal, when viral and led to Jonny becoming a prominent spokesperson on the subject of suicide.

In 2016 Jonny launched ThinkWell, a mental health programmeme for schools, which has so far been into secondary schools across the UK with huge success. He is currently developing a mental health workshop for primary schools.

Jonny spent 2017 writing the first of 2 books on mental health due to be published by Pan Macmillan in the spring.

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