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 next World Mental Health Day takes place on October 10, 2023.
World Mental Health Day was designed to increase awareness of global mental health concerns; inspire communication and enhance education on topics people often feel too taboo or vulnerable to discuss.
Pre-pandemic it was reported that one-in-eight people suffered from mental health issues. However, cases of anxiety and depression rose more than a quarter during the first Covid-lockdown, and while we’re all now getting back to a ‘new normal’ many of us are still living with symptoms of anxiety and depression as a symptom of the pandemic. (Stats:World Mental Health Day 2022)
Plus, we are seeing a huge increase in awareness around suicide prevention and men’s mental health at the moment, with many organisations putting in place structures and activities specially designed to help men tackle poor mental health as it’s been statistically proven that men are less likely to ask for help when it comes to dealing with mental health issues.
In addition to this, new global concerns have risen, such as social and economic inequality; cost-of-living, equality and discrimination, limited NHS public health care and the effect of the war in Ukraine, which have all played a role in deepening people’s insecurities about the future.
Fortunately, World Mental Health Day offers the opportunity for open communication, where people’s mental health is valued and protected in a safe space, and where everyone has an equal opportunity to source mental healthcare, regardless of who and where they are.
At Great British Speakers, we’ve worked hard to secure a team of professional mental health speakers, who all have personal heartfelt reasons why mental health is such a vital topic of conversation for them. Ultimately, our mental health and wellness speakers all share the same goal, and via their own personal experiences, are advocates for global mental health care for all.
So, if you’re running an event for World Mental Health Day, or perhaps you just want to boost your team’s mental well-being at your next teambuilding day, then the team at Great British Speakers is here to help.
Psychotherapist and author of the globally acclaimed book Ten to Zen, Owen O’Kane is a self-described “Irish, Catholic and Gay young man”, the perfect combination for anxiety during The Troubles. After a spell working in palliative care, Owen spoke to many people at the end of their lives and realised so many of them were expressing their biggest regrets. As a result of these conversations, Owen started to learn what was worth hanging on to, and what we should make peace with and forget.
Throughout all of Owen’s speeches, he is warm and informative and captures everyone’s attention with his own personal anecdotes on grief and bereavement, his childhood, his sexuality and his mental health. With stress and anxiety being two of the biggest issues amongst young people, Owen helps to identify, accept and overcome these negative feelings.
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If you’d like to book a World Mental Health Day speaker, then do get in touch with directors Jane Farnham and Steve Denison here at Great British Speakers.
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