Suicide Prevention Mental Health Speaker, Steve Carr | Great British Speakers

2nd Aug 2022

There is massive awareness around suicide prevention and mental health at the moment, with many organisations putting in place structures and activities to help colleagues improve their wellness, particularly in the aftermath of Covid-lockdowns and the current economic financial concerns.


Suicide mental health is a massive subject area and popular with our clients. With this in mind, our founding director Jane Farnham chatted to avid and active mental health campaigner Steve Carr one of our stellar motivational mental health speakers.

After a traumatic incident shook the lives of Steve Carr and his family, he realised nothing would be the same again. Steve ended up homeless and addicted to drugs. He quite literally lost everything.

Steve isn’t just someone who talks about mental health, he’s qualified in many areas of mental health, including youth and adult mental health first aid, life coaching, counselling skills and is one of only a handful of Suicide First Aid tutors in the country.

As part of our Chat With series, Great British Speakers’ director Jane Farnham spoke to Steve about his own-lived experience of suicide, prevention and ill-mental health, to make a full recovery and how he now uses the experiences to help others as a suicide prevention mental health first aider.

Learn more about motivational mental health speaker, Steve Carr

A mental health speaker and much more…

In his speaking career, he has shared the stage at some of the UK’s most recognised organisations and has told his inspirational story alongside many famous and well-respected public figures including Dame Kelly Holmes and Kirsty Gallacher.

Speaking topics:

1. Homelessness

2. Suicide Prevention

3. Workplace Mental Health

Steve is the MD of Mindcanyon – Mental Health In Your Workplace and a mental health first aid, workplace well-being and suicide first-aid training. 

There are many areas and focus points that Steve shares In his teaching to organisations all over the UK, from policymaking, homelessness, resilience, the importance of mental health and suicide first aid training and how to spot the early warning signs of distress.

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Steve is incredibly engaging, captures the audience (even the sceptics!) and offers a tangible toolkit that any manager can use in the workplace. What they did for us other than the toolkit mentioned was to start the conversation, which in itself was very powerful. 

Reed Accountancy

Similar Speakers on Suicide Prevention & Men’s Mental Health.

  • Dave Walsh went from climbing mountains to being unable to climb the stairs. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) his journey to find his ‘new normal’ has not been an easy one. Dave is now a full-time wheelchair user but also Britain’s Strongest Disabled Man 2021 and the World’s Strongest Disabled Man 2022. But before his ‘Strong Man’ titles, Dave struggled with a range of mental health issues, causing him to be a shell of his former self. After seeking help for his mental health, Dave slowly realised that he needed a passion in his life, to get him back on track. Dave demonstrates and promotes the power of positivity to overcome challenges and reach your full potential and dreams – whatever the setback.
  • Overcome Adversity with Motivational Resilience Speaker Clive Branson – The last five years have been an astonishing period for Clive Branson, including personal grief, the diagnosis of two life-limiting diseases, and spending seven weeks in psychiatric hospitals. Clive’s mission now is to actively demonstrate that, with a positive mindset, we all have the Resilience to overcome adversity.
  • Roman Kemp has long been an advocate for mental health and the awareness of male depression, anxiety and suicide, which came to prominence in 2021 when BBC1 broadcast his highly-praised documentary Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency (2021). It followed Roman’s own personal experience with suicidal thoughts as well as the loss of a very close friend, before exploring ways that people can seek help. We’ve also had some super reviews on Roman’s mental health talks!

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