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Mental Health Awareness Week Speakers

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event that aims to raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health issues. It takes place from 15th May – 21st May. The week is an opportunity to encourage conversation and break down the stigma around mental health, and highlight the importance of taking care of our mental well-being.

One effective way of promoting mental health awareness in the workplace is to hire a professional speaker to come in and share their story. There are so many benefits to this approach.

We work with some incredible speakers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of mental health. They can share insights and information that may be new to your employees, helping to raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues. This can be particularly valuable for organisations that are just starting to focus on mental health or that have a workforce with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

These speakers can provide a safe and supportive environment for employees to share their own experiences of mental health. By sharing their own stories, they can help to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage others to speak out about their own struggles. This can create a more supportive workplace culture and help to reduce the impact of mental health issues on employees.

Many of the speakers we work with can also provide practical advice and tools for managing mental health in the workplace. They can share strategies for stress management, coping with anxiety and depression, and maintaining good mental health. These tools can be valuable for employees at all levels of the organisation and can help to create a more productive and positive work environment.

By supporting your employees in this way, you can demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to mental health and well-being. It shows that you take mental health seriously and are willing to invest time and resources into supporting your employees. This can be a powerful message for employees and can help to foster a more positive and engaged workplace culture.

Mental Health Awareness Week is an important opportunity to promote mental health awareness and well-being in the workplace. Hiring a speaker can be an effective way of achieving this by providing valuable knowledge and experience, creating a safe and supportive environment for employees to share their own experiences, providing practical tools for managing mental health, and demonstrating your organisation’s commitment to mental health and wellbeing.

Here are just a few of the extraordinary speakers we work with in this field:

Katy Griffin is registered mental health nurse and founder of Thera-Sea –   a company dedicated to taking an educational approach to preventing mental health difficulties through a variety of workshops, retreats and wellbeing days. Qualified in cognitive behavioural therapy, cognitive analytical therapy, dialectal behavioural therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy, Katy’s expertise in mental health and illness is second to none. Her talks empower wellbeing in all walks of life.

Harry Jameson is an award-winning well-being business consultant and expert with over 15 years industry experience of helping individuals, brands and companies to use wellness strategies to maximise performance and both mental and physical health.

Dr. Alex George is a TV doctor, best-selling author, and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government. His first book, Live Well Every Day was published May 2021 and is a Sunday Time’s Number 1 Bestseller.

Petra Velzeboer is a renowned mental health advocate. Born and raised in the infamous Children of God cult, she is a symbol of hope for survivors and those who seek to thrive despite the obstacles they’ve had to overcome. Now a qualified psychotherapist, Petra is also the CEO and founder of PVL mental health consultancy and a sought-after global keynote and TedX speaker.

Lucy Faulks-Barnard is a down-to-earth, uplifting and engaging wellbeing speaker covering topics such a mental wellbeing, resilience, stress management, wellbeing in the workplace and emotional intelligence.

Clarke Carlisle is a former professional football, television presenter and keynote speaker. Clarke played football for QPR, Burnley, Blackpool, and Watford to name a few. He suffered from complex depressive disorder throughout his career. He and his wife Carrie often deliver speeches together as they offer the dual insight into what it is like to live with a mental illness and what it is like to live with someone with a mental illness.

If you’re planning an event and would like some advice or support in finding the right Mental Health Speaker, please get in touch by calling +44 (0) 1332 810481 or emailing enquiries@thespeakersagency.com

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