A New Approach to Tackling Work Place Mental Health

25th Mar 2022

April is Stress Awareness Month and the 7th of April is World Health Day, two events are perfectly aligned to start a discussion on Wellbeing and Mental Health.

Stress Awareness Month is an occasion for businesses to “Increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.”

Inspired by this year’s theme for World Health Day- Protecting Health from Climate Change, and Earth Day on the 22nd of April, this year we’re taking a different approach to ‘Stress Awareness.’

‘Mental Health & Climate Change – Two topics that, in recent years are at the forefront of news and in our business’. And as a result, many of us are making more environmentally friendly choices, but have you taken time to think about how this can impact your wellness and the health of those around you?

We’re fortunate that here at Great British Speakers we have an abundance of health and wellness experts, qualified and experienced to help you, your employees, teams and/or audience transition through some of the toughest experiences and adopt what come may consider a holistic approach to wellness – helping to protect our health and the planet as one.

With World Health Day & Earth Day this April we think nothing is more fitting than introducing you to just some of our Wellness Speakers who are advocates for a natural approach to all things ‘Health.’

Alex Staniforth
– Mental Health Speaker & Chairty Fundraiser.

Alex Staniforth is an adventurer who is no stranger to adversity. While battling his own mental health issues, Alex took to the outdoors and now encourages others to do the same. He is now a founding director of Mind Over Mountains, a charity to restores mental well-being and resilience through outdoor experiences. A lover of the outdoors, Alex is the perfect speaker to get your team to take charge of their own wellness by spending more time in nature.

Discover more about Alex Staniforth here, or contact us for more info or to book.

Alex Staniforth - Everest climber inspirational speaker at Great British Speakers

Lauren Vaknine
– Holistic Health & Wellness Coach.

At age 2, Lauren Vaknine was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and by 18 she was wheelchair-bound and riddled from head to toe with the debilitation condition. It was only later in her life that Lauren realised the only way to get better was to take her health into her own hands, so she set about learning everything she could about the body and how to heal naturally from the root cause. It worked – and she went into remission. Today, Lauren is a popular podcast host and wellness coach, who teaches women how to adopt a more natural approach to wellness, mental health, diet and fertility.

Discover more about Lauren Vaknine here, or contact us for more info or to book.

Lauren Vaknine Reveal Magazine from Great British Speakers

Jo Wood
– Organic & Natural Health

Like Lauren (above) Jo Wood (former wife of Rolling Stone, Ronnie Wood) also took a natural approach to healing. When Jo was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease she set about researching natural ways to heal her body and with the help of a naturopath, she overhauled her diet, cutting out all processed foods and switching to clean, organic produce supplemented with herbal remedies.  Nowadays, she speaks on the benefits of an organic, natural wholesome diet and complementary therapies.

Discover more about Jo Wood here, or contact us for more info or to book.


Pixie Turner
– Vegan Nutritionist.

Known online as ‘Plant-Based Pixie’ – she is a registered nutritionist (RNutr) and science communicator. She graduated with a First Class degree in Biochemistry and went on to complete a Masters in Nutrition with Distinction. She is the brains behind the brand – ‘Pixie Nutrition’ which aims to encourage a healthy relationship with food and debunk nutritional misinformation shared online.

Pixie Turner’s approach is all about a good mental mindset is also about eating well too. So whether you go fully vegan or just opt to go plant-based a few times a week, Pixie is here to help guide and support those looking to make the transition to make more sustainable and climate-friendly food choices.

Discover more about Pixie Turner here, or contact us for more info or to book.


James Wong
– TV Chef & Botanist 

A Chelsea Garden Show Winner, Tv Chef, botanist and author James Wong provides a few ridiculously easy tips to dramatically improve the nutritional value of everything you eat from fruit and veg to carbs and coffee, thanks to the miracle of kitchen chemistry and all can be grown in your own garden – reducing air miles and your carbon footprint!

James is a unique blend of explorer, anthropologist, gardener, and ethnobotanical adventurer. His passion brings a new sense of life to old ways of cooking, and his sense of adventure is infectious.

Discover more about James Wong here, or contact us for more info or to book.

Daniel Raven Ellison
– the Urban Explorer

Daniel Raven Ellison is the founder and Chief Exploration Officer of the new National Park City Foundation, a game-changing move to make London the world’s first National Park City. With the aim of making the Capital radically greener, healthier, wilder and more prosperous, Daniel has inspired thousands of people to have a new appreciation for the world around them.

As an educational speaker, Daniel loves helping others explores new ways to bring the outside world into their home, office or classroom.

Discover more about Daniel Raven Ellison here, or contact us for more info or to book.

Daniel Raven Ellison Guerrilla Geographer National Geographic Emerging Explorer Get Outside London National Park City Speaker at Great British Speakers

Make an Enquiry.

If you’d like to book any of our talents for a live or virtual event this World Health Day then do get in touch. And with Earth Day coming up on the 22nd of April also, it’s the perfect time to hire an influential speaker who will not only engage and motivate your audience, but also leave them with takeaways on how they can be more introduce more sustainable wellness practices into their lives which will not just benefit their personal lives, but professional lives too!

Alternatively, if you’d like to hire a more business-orientated Stress Awareness Speaker and need help finding that perfect choice then email us on bookings@greatbritishtalent.com to contact a member of the team, and we’ll happily help you with your search.

We look forward to helping you with your next project.

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