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 term ‘Blue Monday’ is a compilation term for those post-Christmas blues; back to a normal work routine, in combination with cold, dark days and the costs of unpaid Christmas debts and winter credit card bills, which all make this time of year seem a little more gloomy than normal.
According to Croud, the term was coined by a psychologist, Cliff Arnall, back in 2004, when Sky Travel, asked him for a “scientific formula” for the January blues. From his research, Arnell calculated that the most depressing day of the year could be discovered using the following formula;
Where weather=W, debt=d, time since Christmas=T, time since failing our new year’s resolutions=Q, low motivational levels=M and the feeling of a need to take action=Na. ‘D’ is not defined in the release, nor are units.
Using his calculation, he determined that the most depressing day of the year was, in fact, the 3rd Monday of January.
– so this year, it will fall on the 16th of January 2023.
Despite the term initially being coined to encourage people to book holidays – the term seems to have stuck, as is now widely used in to describe those seasonal blues and even more severe mental health and mood disorders, such as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
However, in some circumstances, when these moods don’t lift, they can spiral into more long-term mental health conditions.
So while the date may have been coined for a quick holiday PR stunt, the awareness it’s raised over the years has been fundamental in raising the wider concerns of mental health issues globally.
At Great British Speakers, you can hire a speaker who specifically focuses on health and fitness, from mental wellness professionals to some of the country’s leading Sports stars who will bring a whole different level to your team-building event through their motivational talks to really heighten your team’s morale through these difficult months.
So, if you would be interested in finding out more about our Blue Monday speakers, we are only an email or a phone call away – the team at Great British Speakers is here to help you find the best mental health speakers.
Poorna Bell is an award-winning journalist, published author, digital editorial expert and charming public speaker. She works extensively across a range of areas, including women in business, the BAME community and diversity, mental health and physical health. She has been a guest speaker at a number of mental health and wellness events, including for the NHS and at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit.
Poorna has witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of depression –
In 2015, Poorna’s husband Rob, sadly took his own life after a battle with depression.
Poorna has since brought her life experiences to the world of publishing, writing three non-fiction books and one novel. Her first, Chase the Rainbow (2017), she described as a memoir-meets-journalism piece based on her life with Rob and his experience with mental illness. In Search of Silence came in 2019; it explores the prevalent negative emotions in our society, such as sadness and loneliness, and aims to find out what happiness truly means to us. And Stronger came out in 2021 and is described as part memoir and part manifesto. It was inspired by Poorna’s journey to get physically strong after she lost her husband, documenting her journey to becoming a competitive powerlifter.
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If you’d like to book any motivational Mental Health speakers to add some optimism and inspiration this Blue Monday, then do get in touch with directors Jane Farnham and Steve Denison here at Great British Speakers.
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