Simon Thomas is a highly respected mental health advocate, best known for his former career as a Sky Sports Presenter. Treasured for his charming personality and vast knowledge of a wide range of topics, he was a key Presenter on the popular BBC show Blue Peter for over six years and completed challenges such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and presenting Queen Elizabeth with the gold Blue Peter badge. A leading authority in his field, Simon is admired by audiences around the world and is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements internationally.
Starting his professional career in 1999 as a Presenter on Blue Peter, Simon spent six years on the show gaining some extraordinary experiences such as skydiving with the RAF. Beloved by both professionals and audience members of the show, he was selected to Co-Present Proms in The Park for CBBC whilst with Blue Peter in both 2002 and 2003. Advancing upon his career, Simon secured a position at Sky Sports and gained the opportunity to cover key sporting events such as the 2010 Ryder Cup, the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the live launch of the FA 150th Anniversary. Recognised as one of the leading presenters on Sky Sports News, he began appearing on a variety of sporting programmes such as Cricket AM.
An inspiration to audiences around the world, Simon experienced the traumatic loss of his wife in 2017 and decided to take a step back from his career to focus on his family life. Determined to utilise his experience to help others, Simon became the President of Bloodwise UK. Ensuring mental health is a top priority for professionals and parents going through grief, he has utilised his online presence to spread awareness of what he has been through, and how you can support people who are going through a very similar situation. Having recently created the popular podcast ‘Life Interrupted’, Simon’s ability to open up is admired throughout the community.
A specialist in a wide range of mental health topics, Simon Thomas is greatly sought-after to attend speaking engagements around the world. Specialising in the topic of grief, his insights are greatly valued by a wide range of audiences. From keynote speeches to corporate events, Simon is the ideal choice to educate and entertain audiences of all ages and backgrounds. When looking to hire a passionate mental health speaker for your next event, look no further than Simon.
“The session with Simon had a real impact on the business. Simon really connected with so many of our staff who are experiencing issues and a number came forward to seek help after the event. It had more of an impact than we ever thought that it could. Simon’s honesty and vulnerability was inspiring for our staff and we are very grateful for him sharing his story with us”
“Just wanted to say thanks for Simon’s support during the mental health filming on Tuesday, we were all really happy with the outcome”
“We invited Simon to the Cabinet Office to do a talk for staff as part of January’s Wellbeing Month. Simon gave a very honest account of his personal experiences with grief and poor mental health, speaking eloquently and ensuring everyone in the room was engaged throughout. Although the situation he found himself up against is not applicable to everyone, the challenges that he spoke of are certainly true to many people suffering with mental health, and he provided some useful tips for anyone who may be suffering. Simon’s inspirational talk really helped to open up the discussion about mental health (and in particular, men’s mental health) in the Cabinet Office. I would definitely recommend Simon for any event where mental health and wellbeing is a priority.”