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
Chasing The Stigma - Founder & CEO
RED Together - Founder & CEO
Dr Samara Linton
The Colour of Madness -
Award-winning Writer & Author
Founder - Cool2BTrans and Trans Ambassador
Dr Ishani Rao
Founder - Buckets of Love and A&E Doctor
Training & Workshops
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.
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.
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.
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.