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.
Request a Beyond Blue Speaker
2020 presented some new challenges to navigate, including the pausing of our Speaker participation at in-person events. But, thanks to our wonderful Speakers, we still managed to reach people with stories of hope, recovery and resilience, albeit virtually!
The team at Beyond Blue has been working hard to facilitate a return to community events, and in 2021 we are implementing a return to in-person Speaker events in a COVID-safe way.
We now have processes in place to monitor state and territory regulations, review COVID-Safe plans from event organisers, and conduct weekly risk assessments to ensure all provisions are in place to keep everyone at these events safe.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unchartered territory. We are so excited to be able to get our Speakers back out there and look forward to connecting you together in your communities!
If you are hosting an event – be it in-person, or virtually – and would like to request a Speaker, please click the link below. Once we receive your request, we will review and begin checking availability.
Please note: our voluntary Speakers are not staff members, facilitators or clinicians and are unable to provide advice on the current 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 email@example.com.
Encouraging important conversations in your community by securing a Beyond Blue Speaker
Beyond Blue is proud to offer the services of its Speakers Bureau 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.