Jake Mills is a Liverpool born stand-up comedian and writer.
His work in comedy has seen him perform all over the country, from the most popular comedy clubs to major corporate events. Jake was shortlisted for the Leicester Mercury award and has performed with some of the biggest names in comedy.
Recently, Jake has become an influential figure in campaigning against the stigma attached to mental health issues. After speaking openly about his own battle with depression and a subsequent suicide attempt, Jake’s story was covered widely in the national media.
Through speaking publicly about his own battle, as well as his raw and honest writing style, Jake has become a well-respected advocate for improved mental health provision in the UK. His no nonsense approach and warts and all reflection on his own story has made Jake a high in demand speaker, with him delivering keynote speeches across the country on issues such as mental health, feminism and gender equality.
Since publicly speaking about his battle with depression, Jake has created a national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and is creating the UK’s first nationwide mental health database – the Hub of Hope – bringing all help and support together in one place.
Jake is an ambassador for Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and trustee of Young Persons Advisory Service (YPAS).
With a degree in Journalism, Jake has a passion for writing and has become well known and respected for his honest writing style. He is a regular contributor for a host of high profile publications.
In 2015, Jake faced his biggest test as he became a father for the first time to his son Teddy.
As well as writing and comedy, Jake is passionate about mental health, feminism, gender equality, Everton Football Club and Bruce Springsteen. They all work surprisingly well together.
“The Dalai Lama of Mental Health” – Davina McCall
“An inspiration” – Owen Jones