Our SANE Speakers program helps to educate people, break down misunderstanding about mental illness, and provide hope.
Speakers talk candidly in public about their personal experiences, contributing their unique voice and authentic perspective to SANE's work with corporate, government and non-government organisations, the media and the broader community.
Speakers are also frequently invited to contribute to advocacy and research, as well as provide feedback on the development of new information resources.
Who can be a SANE Speaker?
Speakers are either:
- people with their own lived experience of mental illness
- families, friends and carers, whose lives are affected by mental illness.
How can you become a SANE Speaker?
We recruit for new SANE Speakers to join the program twice a year.
If you're interested in becoming a speaker, sign up to SANE Express and we'll let you know when we are next recruiting.
Book a SANE Speaker for your event
Fill out this form if you would like to organise a SANE Speaker for your next event.
What our speakers say . . .
'Being a speaker with SANE has been an amazing opportunity to share my story in the hope that it can help others . . . I know my story has had a positive impact. Walking away from a presentation in the knowledge I’ve helped employers to be aware of those that may be suffering, and how to support them is a beautiful thing.'
'The distance travelled by the Speaker program should now be considered as vast. In kilometres, and with renewed influence. The success of the program now includes two international networks. Those that hear us, and finally, those that are listening.'