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Hope Conference

The Hope Conference is built around you and is an extremely collaborative event for everyone attending. With amazing speakers, workshops, training and attendees.

The Hope Conference has been hosted in Birmingham for the last two years by the Speakers Collective, a social enterprise designed to facilitate important conversations, and Chasing The Stigma, a national mental health charity. With kind sponsorship from BHSF not-for-profit health and wellbeing provider.

We are now in the planning phase of our third conference and please do contact us if you are interested in speaking, sponsoring or attending in 2023.

Hope Conference Speakers 2022 

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Jake Mills

Chasing The Stigma - Founder & CEO 


Hannah Beecham

RED Together - Founder & CEO

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Dr Samara Linton

The Colour of Madness -

Award-winning Writer & Author 

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Katie Neeves 

Founder - Cool2BTrans and Trans Ambassador

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Dr Ishani Rao

Founder - Buckets of Love and A&E Doctor

Training & Workshops

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Dave Chawner - Chasing The Stigma Trainer

Ambassadors of Hope

Training to equip everyone with the basic skills to engage in conversation and effectively and confidently find mental health support.

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Jenny Banks - Centre For Mental Health

Fundraising Best Practice

Jenny's income generation knowledge spans across Trusts, Foundations, public bodies, health, and social care with both a national and global remit.

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Tom Davies - Proper Mental Podcast

How To Make A Podcast

Tom originally started the Proper Mental podcast as a way for him to understand his own experiences with mental ill health. Now with over 100 episodes learn some tips to start your own. 


Joanna Monaghan, Safely Held Spaces & Asif Noorani, Epiphany Productions 

No Pain, no Gain, or a Pain in the Ass?

Interactive workshop to explore our different relationships to pain and how this impacts us as speakers, in terms of what we say and how we say it.


Tracey Dangerfield & Ceri Morris - SkillBase First Aid

Mindful Art Workshop

This session is suitable for beginners to help you relax, and guide you through a mindful relaxation, followed by creating art.

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Steven Gilbert OBE -

Summary of The Day

Steve will close the conference, picking up the key learning and celebrating the need for community, collaboration and connection. 

Hosted Interactive Roundtables
Leadership, Money, Mentoring, Marketing, & Fundraising

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Andrew Pain

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Angela Samata

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Adrian Garcia

Dr Debra Croft

Debra Croft

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Jo Logan

Evan Grant

Evan Grant

The Hope Conference Is All About

Attendees 2021 & 2022


2022 Sponsor



the studio

7 Cannon Street


B2 5EP

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