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

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