Speakers Program

The sharing of personal stories of anxiety and depression is a powerful way to raise awareness, reduce stigma and to encourage help seeking behaviour.

Our Speakers are community members who volunteer their time to speak about their personal experience of a mental health condition. 


Australia Post is a proud partner of the Speakers 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 searching for a Speaker that will best match your event and audience.

We endeavour to meet all requests for Speakers, however due to the high volume of requests we receive, we require a minimum of 30 days’ notice. This allows us time to search for an appropriate and available Speaker for your event.

Please note: our volunteer Speakers are not staff members, facilitators or clinicians. 

Beyond Blue is proud to provide the Speakers Program free of charge. However, donations or fundraising efforts are warmly welcomed to help support our work to improve the lives of those affected by anxiety, depression and suicide.

If you have any general enquiries about the Beyond Blue Speakers Program, please email the team at speaker@beyondblue.org.au. We’d love to hear from you.

Please note: By completing this form you are submitting a request for a Speaker. 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. We will update this page when we are recruiting next.

Sharing stories in a COVIDSafe environment

We are happy to be able to provide Beyond Blue Speakers for in-person events once again. 

The health, safety and wellbeing of our Speakers and community members is a priority for Beyond Blue. As an event organiser, you must agree to comply with your state/territory regulatory workplace health and safety requirements.