Media & Testimonials


Heads Together (December 2017) – From Rome To Home: Sharing My Story & Keeping Men Alive By Talking

CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) (December 2017) – Dan Keeley Tells Us All about Rome To Home

BBC England (November 2017) – Man runs 1,250 miles from Colosseum to the London Eye

Telegraph Men (August 2017) – Living with bipolar: ‘I felt elated, super-pumped … and then walked onto a motorway’

Huffington Post UK (July 2017) – Why I’m Running 1250 Miles From Rome To Home With Bipolar Disorder

The Unconventionalists Podcast with Mark Leruste (June 2017) – How To Turn Your Pain In To Your Purpose, with Dan Keeley

The Adventure Sports Podcast (May 2017) – Running 1250 Miles From Rome To Home With Bipolar Disorder

Face For Radio Podcast with Andy McLean (December 2016) – Rome To Home and our Mental Health


Joel Beckman, Operations Director at CALM:

CALM relies on the dedication of our amazing supporters to raise awareness of the fact that suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the precious money that funds our helpline and webchat service. The sheer enormity of Dan’s Rome To Home challenge is incredible, and we’re so proud that he chose to work with CALM. It’s been a privilege to get to know Dan and follow his journey.

Anna Robinson, Beacon Academy Headteacher:

A huge thank you to Dan for visiting our school to tell his inspirational story, and to encourage our students to not be afraid to discuss issues of mental health and well-being. We were all moved by Dan’s courage, bravery and honesty, and his openness around his experience with bipolar disorder resonated with students and staff alike. Dan’s phenomenal achievement demonstrates that with care, and the love and support of others, we can achieve anything.


Deborah Fox, supporter:

I was so very touched by Dan’s story and the cause is very dear to my heart as my son, Phil took his own life 2 years ago. Dan is an incredible man, with amazing strength and endurance. What he has put his mind, body and soul through to raise awareness for mental health issues is phenomenal. Good luck with the rest of your journey Dan. May you always stay safe and never have to experience those low times again.

Matt Hillier, Principal, Kings Academy Ringmer:

Dan was able to captivate our students with his story and challenge he undertook. Our students were intrigued by his passion, commitment and dedication to such a worthy cause. It’s so important people realise they can speak out and people are there to support them.

Chris Lilley, supporter:

Legend. I don’t think much more needs to be said. Apart from what an inspirational, humble, caring, decent, loving and funny guy he is. But his dance moves are interesting.

Mark Leruste, Host of The Unconventionalists Podcast and Rome To Home fan:

Thank you, Dan, for your kind words and thank you for being so awesome and raising the flag on mental health awareness. May your legs run wild and your heart beat strong.

Jeremy Beswick, supporter:

Dan’s very brave and moving presentation received the most applause I have ever witnessed over several years attending the Kendal Mountain Festival.

Eileen Mortimer, supporter:

Your brutal honesty has helped me to understand the condition of Bipolar and how it manifests itself. Keep going!

Farzana Jabeen, supporter:

One of the most inspirational guys I’ve had the pleasure of meeting!