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. 


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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

2020 presented some new challenges to navigate due to the coronavirus pandemic, including the temporary pausing of 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!

We have now commenced returning to in-person Speaker events in a COVID-Safe way. We have developed processes to monitor state and territory regulations and we conduct weekly risk assessments to ensure provisions are in place to keep everyone 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 50 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.


Sharing stories in 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.

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