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Harrison Ward

Harrison Ward

Keynote mic


£2.5k to £5k


Mental Health & Wellness


Harrison Ward, perhaps better known as Fell Foodie, is an inspirational mental health speaker honestly highlighting his personal battles with depression, suicidal ideations, alcohol addiction and obesity. He is also known as an outdoor cook, recreating restaurant-style meals on camping equipment in remote locations.

His life was very different just some short years ago. Struggling with a clinical depression first appearing in his adolescence, Harrison’s life spiraled out of control as he began to medicate his mind with alcohol. At its worst, he was consuming in excess of 20 pints daily, was a full-time smoker, and had ballooned in weight to over 22 stone. His medicine had become a further poison.

The end of a relationship and a personal breakdown in 2016 led to a major life change seeking support for the first time after suffering in silence. Harrison, sober since that day, has since thrown himself into fitness and hiking, and merged his passion for food into his new active routine outdoors. He now frequently delivers talks at workplaces, events and festivals as a keynote speaker about his subsequent recovery and the benefits of time spent outside aiding his journey from an overweight, alcoholic, smoker to the fit, fell loving foodie he is today.

Harrison has been featured regularly in the media. He recently appeared on Channel 5’s ‘Winter on the Farm’ and notably on the BBC baking a cake on the hillside for Dame Mary Berryin her latest series ‘Love to Cook’. His story has featured in publications such as Countryfile Magazine, Men’s Fitness, The Telegraph, Daily Express, Metro, Waitrose & Partners Weekend and more. 

He is a brand ambassador for Volvo Car UK and Ordnance Survey and was nominated as the ‘Outdoor Personality of the Year’ by The Great Outdoors Magazine.

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