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Hope Conference is back in Birmingham

The Hope Conference is built around a key programme of speakers and is designed to be extremely collaborative. Offering delegates who provide support, training and awareness in mental health and other social issues, the opportunity to shape the agenda of roundtable discussions and workshops. Jo Emmerson Co-CEO of The Speakers Collective, explains:

“The event is for those who share a commitment to challenging stigmas around mental health and is all about bringing grassroots organisations and individuals together with inspirational speakers and workshops. This is about learning from each other, sharing and collaborating; a celebration of what all these voices can do every day to affect change.”

The event is being hosted in Birmingham on Friday 11 November by The Speakers Collective, a social enterprise designed to facilitate important conversations within the workplace and the wider community, along with Chasing The Stigma, a national mental health charity.


Joining conversations across the key programme, will be Katie Neeves, Trans Ambassador from Cool2BTrans, Jake Mills, stand-up comedian, writer and CEO of national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, along with Dr Samara Linton, award-winning Writer & Author of The Colour of Madness, Hannah Beecham, CEO, RED January, Dr Ishani Rao, Founder Buckets of Love.


The event is sponsored by BHSF, a not-for-profit health and wellbeing provider that helps keep millions of employees physically, mentally and financially healthy.


During the morning delegates will be able to take part in interactive roundtables on Leadership, Money, Mentoring and Marketing. And then a packed afternoon of learning including Fundraising Best Practice with Jenny Banks, Associate Director, Centre for Mental Health and How to make a podcast with Tom Davies host of Proper Mental Podcast.


Leading photographer Peter Mirrow will be showcasing photographs from Out&Proud exhibition celebrating LGBTQIA+ and a screening of What’s Going On In Your Head? powerful suicide prevention film #BeTheLight.


The Hope Conference will take place at The Studio on Cannon Street on Friday 11 November, from 9.30am to 4.30pm and closing remarks of the Hope Conference will be provided by Birmingham anti-racism and mental health campaigner Steven Gilbert OBE.


Tickets cost £75 and are available from: www.hopeconference.co.uk

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