Supporting Your Staff
Mental Health and Wellbeing continue to be popular subjects we get requests for speakers on. With organisations wanting to provide more support for their staff, we have also received specific requests for speakers on such subjects as dealing with grief, anti-bullying, burnout, and the menopause.
Whilst all of the speakers below can cover mental health and wellbeing in general, they can also speak more specifically on some of their own experiences on some of these subjects.
Rebecca Brown is a multi-award-winning customer experience professional with over a decade of hands-on experience transforming the customer experience of UK and international businesses and a speaker on customer service, feminism, and anti-bullying.
Rebecca Brown talks openly about her own experiences of bullying and suffering from endometriosis whilst climbing the career ladder. She believes in the huge importance of increasing empathy and flexibility in business if more women are going to be able to achieve their full potential.
Andrew Pain is a TEDx / Keynote speaker, inspiring meaningful change and delivering practical strategies on critical aspects of leadership development, including; decision-making under pressure, burnout, effective delegation, time management, and personal performance.
As a long-term survivor of domestic abuse in a former marriage, Andrews knows only too well the impact of domestic abuse on performance at work: from the extraordinary levels of sick leave he took, the excessive, stressful, and lengthy personal phone calls he received, to falling asleep on the phone to his clients mid-way through the phone call due to sheer exhaustion! Andrew covers his story in his speech – Domestic abuse: how employers can protect their teams and promote gender unity
Simon Thomas has been a highly successful broadcaster for over 20 years and a moving and inspiring speaker on mental health and dealing with bereavement.
Simon Thomas began his career in 1999 when he became the 27th presenter on the BBC’s flagship Children’s show Blue Peter. During his 6 years presenting the show he experienced a number of highlights ranging from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to sky diving with the RAF Falcons, racing Darren Campbell, Frankie Fredericks, and Jason Gardner over 60 metres at an International Indoor Athletics Meeting, and presenting Her Majesty the Queen with a gold Blue Peter badge.
In 2017 Simon experienced a life-changing event when his wife Gemma died very suddenly, just three days after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Four months later he took the hard decision to leave Sky Sports and devote his time to looking after his son Ethan. Since then Simon has become President of Blood Cancer UK, has written his first book – ‘Love Interrupted’ on his journey through grief, and has written a number of blogs on his site A Grief Shared. To date, his moving posts on grief, mental health, and solo parenting have been read by over a million people.
Andrew Bernard (Bernie) is a Professional Motivator Speaker, Cancer Survivor, Author, CSR Expert, TEDx Speaker, Designer, and Inventor who happens to be an entrepreneur. After working for 17 years in the wrong jobs, in 2005 he decided to set up Innovative Enterprise – with the aim to make people feel better motivated, better skilled, and more energised – whether in a school, business, college, or charity.
Sadly, tragedy hit Bernie’s life when his sister Sarah was murdered by her abusive partner in 2012. To provide a legacy for his sister, Bernie has been working hard to raise awareness of domestic abuse and delivers workshops and talks raising awareness of the subject and challenging some of the myths and responsibilities involved in this area of relationships and what each and every person can do to put an end to domestic abuse
Big Ian Donaghy is a passionate inspirational and keynote speaker who works tirelessly to raise dementia awareness, combat loneliness, and provide grief support.
Drawing on his experience of 20 years of teaching young people with learning difficulties, and nearly 10 years in the world of care, Ian speaks on how companies and individuals can better support their families, and staff who have been affected by dementia, grief, and or loneliness.
Ian has also written a book –
Dear Dementia: The Laughter and the Tears has a message for all those touched by dementia – those living with dementia, their carers, and all professional staff. The book was deemed the only one on the Read Well Books on Prescription list to truly connect with people living with dementia.
Kathryn Colas is the go-to expert when it comes to menopause. She pioneered a new industry and set up www.simplyhormones.com as a result of her own debilitating and life-changing experiences; resigning (unnecessarily) from her job as she felt she couldn’t cope.
Kathryn went on to develop online learning programmes as well as live workshops for three distinct groups: individual women, line managers, and occupational health and hr professionals. SimplyHomones has a team of Menopause Ambassadors delivering qualified information across the UK. More information can be found in her book here
For more information on these or any of the speakers we work with please contact us on 020 8854 7247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org