Speakers Program

The sharing of personal stories of anxiety and depression is a powerful means of raising awareness, reducing stigma and encouraging people to take action.

Our Speakers are members of the community who volunteer their time to speak about their experience, to raise awareness of depression and anxiety and reduce stigma. 


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Australia Post is a proud partner of the Speaker Program. Their support helps us to continue to share stories of hope, resilience and recovery to more people and places across Australia.


Request a Beyond Blue Speaker

If you are hosting an event – be it in-person, or virtually – and would like to request a Speaker, please click the ‘Request a Speaker’ link below. Once we receive your request, we will review it and begin checking our Speakers’ availability.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our Speakers and community members is a priority for Beyond Blue.  If you are hosting your event in-person, there will be some COVID-Safe documentation required. We thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

Please note: our voluntary Speakers are not staff members, facilitators or clinicians and are unable to provide advice on the COVID-19 pandemic.

We endeavour to meet all requests as closely as we can, however due to the high volume of requests received each week, we require a minimum of 30 days’ notice to process each request and search for an appropriate and available Speaker.

For all other enquiries in relation to requesting a Beyond Blue Speaker, please email the team at speaker@beyondblue.org.au. We look forward to connecting you together in your community soon!


Encouraging important conversations in your community by securing a Beyond Blue Speaker

Beyond Blue is proud to offer the services of the Speakers Program free of charge. However, donations  or fundraising  efforts are warmly welcomed to help support our work improving the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by anxiety, depression and suicide – and creating change to protect everyone’s mental health.

Please note: In completing this form you are submitting a request for a Speaker, that will be processed and actioned by our team. If you would simply like to enquire about a potential event, please email us at speaker@beyondblue.org.au.


Would you like to become a Speaker?

We are not currently recruiting volunteers for our Speakers Program. Please keep an eye out on this page for when this opens up again.


Sharing stories in a COVIDSafe environment

At Beyond Blue we are excited about making a safe return to live events for our Speakers to share their profound personal stories.

To protect everyone's wellbeing and safety the Beyond Blue team has developed a COVIDSafe Plan.

To find out more about the plan and requirements for Speakers and event organisers please click here.