Jake Mills is an award-winning stand-up comedian and writer from Liverpool.
More recently, Jake has become a well-respected advocate for improved mental health provision in the UK. He is a high in demand speaker, delivering keynote speeches across the country as well as regular appearances throughout the national media.
Described by Davina McCall as the ‘Dalai Lama of Mental Health’, Jake founded and runs the multi-award winning national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, following his own battle with depression, which led to a suicide attempt in 2013.
The Hub of Hope, a ground-breaking mental health database, that has revolutionised mental health pathways in the UK, is the brain child of Jake who has seen it become the UK’s biggest and most comprehensive mental health signposting tool.
The Hub of Hope is now a vital resource for organisations such as the NHS, Samaritans, Mind, Rethink Mental Illness and Papyrus as well as Emergency Services, schools and universities across the country.
Jake was appointed CEO of Chasing the Stigma in February 2018 and has singlehandedly driven the charity forward to become one of the fastest rising and well-respected mental health charities in the UK, with it being awarded a BIMA Award, Third Sector Care and Charity Times award in 2018.
In 2018, Jake developed the Ambassador of Hope mental health training programme, a fully accredited and accessible training programme, making it easier for organisations to equip all members of staff with the knowledge to talk about mental health confidently within the workplace. The training has already been rolled out to thousands across different sectors, working with organisations such as the Premier League and Government offices.
Jake is a patron for Advocacy Focus and an ambassador for CALM.
Jake is a Founder member of the Speakers Collective.