Our Speakers Bureau

beyondblue receives hundreds of requests each year for people to speak at a range of events, including community forums, conferences, schools and community sports clubs. beyondblue speakers share their personal stories of anxiety, depression and recovery to increase awareness, reduce stigma, encourage people to talk about how they’re feeling and to take action to get help.

Are you interested in becoming a beyondblue Speaker?

We are currently​ recruiting for new members of the Speakers Bureau in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania. If you live in these areas only, please contact speaker@beyondblue.org.au for an Expression of Interest form.

If you are in another location but interested in sharing your personal story, please join blueVoices and we will be able to advise when we are inviting applications for your area.

blueVoices is open to anyone in Australia with direct personal experience of anxiety, depression and related disorders and their carers, primary support people, family members and friends. beyondblue communicates with blueVoices members via email and online. 

Are you interested in securing a beyondblue speaker for your event?

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

beyondblue 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.

The majority of 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. While beyondblue does have some well-known Ambassadors, generally the demands of their schedules and commitments makes their availability limited.

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.