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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place this year between Monday 18th May and Friday 24th May 2020. If you are looking to hold an event during that week and looking for a speaker, we work with a number of speakers who speak on mental health and wellbeing from different perspectives.

Alastair Campbell and Ruby Wax are two high profile speakers who speak on their mental health journey. After suffering a nervous breakdown early in his career, Alastair speaks on what can be done to help people with mental health concerns, and Ruby Wax, who has suffered her own periods of depression, looks at how our brains work and how we need to rewire our thinking and find a calm in a frenetic world

Katie Maycock is a Burnout Specialist and Speaker. She specialises in talking about the impact that stress has on the body and mind and how it can reduce productivity, mental clarity and how it’s limiting people. Katie speaks on how burnout can be prevented how important mindset is to prevent it. In the same vein, Sue Firth speaks on stress and managing change and how to take the stress out of leadership

Simon Weston, the Falklands Veteran, who suffered 46% burns to his body talks about his PTSD experiences and how he overcame it, and former footballer Clarke Carlisle, takes to the stage with his wife to talk about his struggles with his Complex Depressive Disorder and the importance of support from your family and friends.

From a different perspective, both Catherine Knibbs and Gary Hibberd speak on CyberTrauma and the impact technology is having on mental health and how we can manage our social media use better. 

Penny Mallory speaks on Mental Toughness. With increased Mental Toughness we can learn to manage the stress and pressures we all face. The wellbeing and mental health of you and your organisation is vital. Absence, Attrition, and Accidents cost UK business over £20m every year. Penny Mallory delivers an interactive, challenging and transformational insight into how and why you can’t afford to ignore the Mental Toughness of your people and your organisation.

Some other speakers to consider would also be – 

Joanna Rowsell Shand – Olympic Gold Medalist Cyclist, Joanna suffers from Alopecia and speaks on her experience and on body confidence. 

Anthony Bennett – Anthony overcome three viruses and learned how to walk and talk all over again and speaks on his journey and how a positive mindset helped him get over his setback.

Michelle Dewberry – the winner of The Apprentice, Michelle has spoken openly about her mental health struggles and tells her story and how she has coped 

Richard McCann – Richard McCann is an inspirational speaker who went into care after his mother was killed by Peter Sutcliffe and how he overcame his challenges through a positive mindset. 

Ian Donaghy – Big Ian Donaghy is a passionate inspirational and keynote speaker who works tirelessly to raise dementia awareness, combat loneliness and provide grief support. In his speech “manKIND” Ian talks about the power of kindness and the impact companies can have on their communities (in work and outside work) 

Lisa Potts – Lisa is the recipient of the George Medal for saving Children’s lives at her nursery when she was attacked by a man with severe paranoid schizophrenia. Lisa overcome PTSD and depression and set up her own charity 

These are just a few ideas of speakers who all talk on mental health and if you have an event in mind or just like to know more please contact us on 020 8854 7247 or email matthew@scampspeakers.co.uk