At Great British Speakers, we’re here to help make your event a success. Using our awareness days calendar, you can easily plan ahead to ensure you secure the best speaker for your day.
Our corporate events calendar is also here to provide you with inspiration on ways you can help motivate your audience and/or employees this year.
Some of the biggest events on the Awareness Days calendar include International Women’s Day (March 8th) and Black History Month (October) – both of which have become pivotal events for raising awareness of equality, inclusion and diversity concerns within society, and within the workplace more specifically.
We also focus on the importance of Mental Health, with World Mental Health Day (10th October) and Mental Health Awareness Week (15th-21st May), as well as International Men’s Day (November 19th), which is a powerful reminder for men to take care of their own health and mental wellbeing.
We know, however, that there are many more important awareness days than those we’ve listed, and will continue to update our events calendar as often as possible to provide you with the latest events news and best topical speakers on the circuit. But no matter the event or occasion, our expert motivational and keynote speakers are here with key takeaways to ensure your event is one to remember.
So if you’re running an event this year and would like to book a speaker for the occasion, get in touch with our team at Great British Speakers.
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The International Day of People with Disabilities aims to help others understand disability and to help improve awareness, rights and the well-being of people with disabilities.
Over the years, themes have included art and culture, independent living, accessibility, technology, rights and laws, employment, education, sustainability, inclusion, power and leadership.
One of the key themes across the years is that of invisible disabilities such as diabetes, neurological injuries, chronic fatigue, autism and hearing loss. It’s important that we open up a conversation about disabilities that are not immediately clear in the hope that we can reduce the stigma around these ‘invisible’ disabilities.
People with disabilities are one of the most excluded groups in our society, and the global COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated pre-existing inequalities such as lack of healthcare access, employment barriers and community participation.
The important thing to remember is that disability equality is a responsibility for all and not just for those living with a disability.
At Great British Speakers, we work alongside some of the country’s best physical and mental health and disability speakers. They all have personal and/or professional reasons as to why they believe disability, and invisible disability is an important topic to discuss.
With more and more businesses wanting to adapt and be more inclusive to their disabled employees – whether that’s a disabled toilet, wheelchair-friendly access or being allowed guide dogs – our speakers can provide you with a better understanding and better opportunities for yourself and your disabled staff.
In 2017, Claire Lomas was in a freak horse-riding accident that left her paraplegic. After years of physiotherapy, her story made national headlines when she completed the 2012 London Marathon over 17 days whilst wearing a ReWalk robotic suit. She has since become one of the most inspirational sports and disability personalities and has raised in excess of £500,000 for charities.
Through her talks, Claire demonstrates how you can overcome anything thrown at you and how to find your determination to succeed. She also speaks openly and honestly about the challenges she faced immediately after the accident and in the long term. Listen to our Podcast episode with Claire Lomas HERE.
Links to Resources | International Day of People With Disabilities
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