Mental Health Speaker
Mental Health Speaker
Mental Health Speakers and Experts are critical to enhancing events that celebrate and acknowledge the importance of wellbeing , mental health and inclusion.
A mental health Speaker may be advantageous for the following awareness days and much more:
Stress awareness month- April 2023
Mental Health Awareness month
World mental health day – 10th October 2023
World Suicide prevention Day – 16th Septemeber 2023
OCD Awareness Week 10 -16th October 2023
National Stress Awareness Day – 2nd November 2023
How to Choose the Perfect Mental Health Speaker
Whether it’s for an educational seminar, workshop, conference, or other event, here are steps to guide you in choosing a suitable mental health speaker:
● Identify the specific aspect of mental health you want the speaker to address. This could include topics like stress management, mental health
stigma, coping strategies, self-care, resilience, or specific mental health conditions.
2. Research Potential Speakers:
● Look for mental health professionals, advocates, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, therapists, or individuals who have personal
experiences related to mental health.
● Consider both experts in the field and individuals who can share relatable personal stories.
3. Review Qualifications and Expertise:
● Check the speaker’s qualifications, certifications, and relevant background in mental health or related fields.
● Review their previous speaking engagements, publications, and work in the mental health community.
4. Assess Communication Skills:
● Watch videos of the potential speaker’s past presentations to assess their speaking style, ability to engage the audience, and communicate complex concepts clearly.
5. Relatability and Authenticity:
● Consider speakers who can connect with the audience on a personal level through their own experiences or empathetic approach.
● Authenticity in discussing mental health challenges can help reduce stigma and create a safe space for discussions.
6. Check References and Testimonials:
● Reach out to event organizers or other groups that have worked with the speaker before to gather feedback on their effectiveness and impact.
7. Content Relevance:
● Ensure the speaker’s content aligns with your event’s goals and the needs of your audience.
● Discuss the specific topics or themes you want the speaker to cover during their presentation.
8. Audience Engagement:
● Consider speakers who can engage the audience through interactive activities, Q&A sessions, workshops, or discussions.
9. Sensitivity and Cultural Competence:
● Mental health is culturally diverse. Choose a speaker who demonstrates sensitivity and cultural competence in addressing a diverse audience.
10. Logistics and Availability:
● Confirm the speaker’s availability for your event date and location.
● Discuss logistical details such as travel arrangements, accommodations,
and technical requirements.
11. Fees and Contracts:
● If the speaker charges a fee, discuss compensation, payment terms, and any additional expenses.
● Outline the terms of the agreement in a contract that both parties agree to.
12. Promote the Event:
● Once the speaker is confirmed, promote their participation in the event through marketing channels to attract attendees.
Provide Resources and Support:
● Provide the speaker with relevant information about the audience and the event’s context.
● Ensure there are support mechanisms in place for attendees who may be triggered or need additional resources after the presentation.