Although I still battle with mental illness, I talk about it. It has taken quite a few years to get to this point but I believe I have been put on this planet to help raise awareness. My talk can be between 15 and 30 minutes. I also allow questions and answers at the end.
Structure of the talk:
There are three main sections to my talk and an optional 4th. These are:
- How my depression affects me
- The triggers of depression (this is looking at what has led to me being ill)
- The darker side of depression (This includes talk about suicidal thoughts)
The fourth part is optional and normally I adjust this part to fit around the setting I am talking at. I could be at a running conference so I would talk about how running has helped etc
I do not talk about the biology of the brain. I can only share my experience.
I do charge a fee for my time. This is negotiable and if you are located 50 miles outside of Sleaford, Lincolnshire I do charge extra for fuel and might seek a hotel stay (Premier Inn).
15% of my fee is donated to Mind and if it is possible, a collection to made on the day for Mind.
If you are interested in booking myself or would like more information, please fill the below form out and I will get in touch.