Our Speakers Bureau

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. 


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 an online Speaker

While Beyond Blue has traditionally provided speakers with a lived experience of mental health to come to your event to share their story, we have paused participation at physical events for the time being, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

While 2020 has presented new challenges to navigate, it has also provided many opportunities, and many of our Speakers are now available to share their story via live video at your event.

We know your events are incredibly important to you and the community, in helping people to support each other, especially in times of distress and concern. We’ve been working hard to adapt the ways we work, which includes transitioning to more online activity. Sharing stories via live video is something that’s new to us, and so far we’ve received fantastic feedback from both Speakers and those organising events about how we’ve adapted.

While we are currently unable to facilitate face-to-face events, we will continue to review the situation regularly, working to establish when it will be safe to resume our normal program.

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

If you are hosting a virtual event and would like to request a Speaker, please click the link below. Once we receive your request, we will review and begin checking availability.

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.

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 speaker@beyondblue.org.au.

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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