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Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

April marks Stress Awareness Month. Held every April since 1992 it aims to raise awareness of the causes of stress and how to ease and prevent stress.

Stress is one of the most common causes of long-term work absence in the UK and the awareness month is also used to guide how employers can help support their staff and provide practical steps that can be taken to address stress and help staff feel more positive and productive at work.

If you are planning an event to mark Stress Awareness Month, here are some speakers we work with that might be of interest.


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 works with Type A corporate professionals, such as CEOs, Directors, Sales Professionals, and Entrepreneurs to help them regain control of their health as well as overcoming and preventing burnout. With a focus on physical health, mindset, and business structure, Katie works with people ensuring they can work at their peak.


Sue Firth is a business psychologist, stress expert, and a leading authority on ‘stress and managing change’. She is also a specialist in helping CEOs and senior executives manage stress, from an individual and group perspective. As an international speaker and presenter Sue regularly appears in the media and has featured as a guest expert on ITV’s This Morning and BBC Panorama.

Sue aims to make a difference to the way people think and teaches how to moderate habits to reduce any difficulties while maintaining effectiveness. With extensive experience in consulting at a strategic level for both the management of change and the implementation of stress programmes to support employees, she is well-placed to offer insight into how organisations can help their people handle life better in changing circumstances.


Pam Burrows is a People Booster and an inspirational speaker that speaks on managing stress, avoiding burnout, and creating a well-being culture

Pam Burrows has been helping leaders and teams stress less and perform better for over 30 years, both locally and internationally. Having previously travelled globally delivering researched behaviour change strategies to blue chip companies, Pam was awarded a European Health and Safety award for reducing stress in the workplace by one of her key customers.

Pam Burrows is a qualified Nursery Nurse, Social Worker, and Master Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and blends this range of knowledge with techniques that empower positive behaviour change and boost wellbeing.


OwenOKaneOwen O’Kane is a psychotherapist, speaker, and author of the globally acclaimed book, ‘Ten To Zen’. He has over 25 years of experience in the mental health sector and is a former NHS Mental Health Clinical lead, who now runs a successful private practice in London.

Owen’s experiences have provided him with the necessary skills to analyse any mental, emotional, or stress-related issue with the utmost efficiency. He believes that a great mind warrants unprecedented improvements for every aspect of daily working life.

On release, ‘Ten To Zen’ shot straight in at Number 3 on Amazon’s Bestsellers, being beaten to the top 2 spots by Michelle Obama and Joe Wicks. His book has become celebrity-approved too, with Fearne Cotton, Judge Rinder, Eamonn Holmes, Ashley Banjo, Kelly Holmes, Joe Wicks, Saira Khan, Jack Monroe, and many more praising the book.


Stephen Whitton is a Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Influencer, Mental Health Warrior, and survivor who has been speaking up for mental health in masculine environments.

Stephen Whitton is the Founder of [M]enable – the global movement for mental health support in the Automotive Sector. After a successful career spanning 35 years in the industry, with numerous roles from Salesman to Executive Director, he is a renowned authority on employee well-being to achieve results.

[M]enable was created on the back of Stephen’s own struggles, with a clear purpose and mission – to change cultures in male dominated and performance driven businesses, enabling the Mental Health stigma to be removed. Wanting leaders to embrace the ethos that when people feel good about themselves, they perform better, Stephen’s mantra is “positive employee outcomes = positive customer outcomes = positive business outcomes”.


Andrew Pain is a Mental Health and TEDx speaker, talking about; men’s mental health, burnout, imposter syndrome, decision-making, and domestic abuse (as a lived-experience survivor)

Andrew Pain was once a master procrastinator, chronic worrier, and victim of an abusive marriage (who also hated his job). He was a people-pleaser, he avoided conflict at all costs and his main goal in life was simply for everyone else to be happy: not exactly the kind of CV you might expect to see for a professional speaker!

But following the breakdown of his marriage and loss of his business in 2009, he rebuilt his life and is now thriving as a dynamic, down-to-earth, and entertaining speaker, on a mission to prevent burnout, create decisive and resilient communities of people, and promote gender unity.

If we can help further please email us on enquiries@scampspeakers.co.uk or call us on 020 8854 7247 to book your motivational speaker


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.