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At its core Speakers Collective exists to

  • Challenge stigma

  • Encourage more people to have important conversations

  • Promote learning on a variety of social issues

Our aim is to create a supportive community for those who work alone and share their lived experience within a variety of settings. We also want to ensure that those seeking speakers can be confident our members will speak with integrity and professionalism.

All members make the following commitments to

  • Continue to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies on their areas of expertise and public speaking.

  • Be open and honest about the limitations of their own knowledge and expertise.  

  • Recognise the importance of sensitivity in their choice of language and imagery in all presentations, literature and on their social media.

  • Only signpost to good quality, balanced sources of support and advice.

  • Take care to ensure any statistics or studies cited in their presentations or literature are as reliable and up-to-date as possible.

  • Recognise that the participation of audience members is done on a consensual basis.

  • Adhere to any safeguarding protocol as defined by each organisation they work with.

  • Members of the speakers collective who are not therapists or doctors will not provide specific diagnosis or advice, they will only signpost to people who are. 

Our Values

  • Integrity and honesty

  • Compassion for ourselves and others

  • Mutual respect and support

  • Collaboration

  • Professionalism

  • Hope

Group Community Rules

Be kind and courteous

  • We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.

Respect everyone's privacy

  • Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What's shared in the group should stay in the group.



No hate speech or bullying

  • Make sure that everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things such as race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.

View our Dignity and Respect Policy and details of how to become a Speakers Collective Member

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