Our Speakers Bureau

Request an online Speaker

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Beyond Blue is ensuring we apply the same dedication to health and wellbeing we bring to all our operations. This means applying up-to-date, expert public health advice for maintaining the safety of our Speakers, staff, community supporters and everyone involved with our organisation.

In response to the pandemic, and in line with government advice, we have cancelled all participation of Speakers at physical events until the end of June, at this stage.

We know our events are incredibly important to you and the community – helping people to support each other – especially in times of distress and concern. We’re working hard to adapt the ways we work, which includes transitioning to more online activity. We will review the situation regularly over the coming weeks to determine when it will be safe to resume our normal program.

If you are hosting a virtual event, many of our Speakers are happy to make themselves available to share their story via video conferencing. If you would like to request a Speaker, please click the link below; once we receive your request, we can review and begin checking availability.

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

For all other enquiries in relation to requesting a Beyond Blue Speaker, please email the team at speaker@beyondblue.org.au.


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

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

Beyond Blue is proud to offer the services of its Speakers Bureau free of charge. However, donations or fundraising efforts are warmly welcomed and help us to continue providing this service to ensure as many people as possible hear stories of hope, recovery and resilience right across Australia.

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.

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

Would you like to become a Speaker?

Our Speakers assist Beyond Blue by sharing their story to groups in the community. We receive requests from all types of groups and organisations and match them with appropriate Speakers to share their story. By doing so, our Speakers help raise awareness and reduce stigma of anxiety and depression in communities throughout Australia.

We are not currently recruiting for volunteers of the Speaker Program. If the Beyond Blue Speaker Program is something you think you might be interested in being part of, please email the team at speaker@beyondblue.org.au to express your interest.

Watch this page for advice on when we are recruiting in your state.

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