10+ Health Speakers to Improve Mental Health, Diet & Physical Wellbeing in 2021
In 2020, the topic of health has been at the forefront of office conversations, family discussions and media broadcasts. Centring around the Covid-19 pandemic, normal life as we know it has been turned on its head, making way for socialising at a distance and working from home. The virus continues to be prevalent in society, so at Champions Speakers we are predicting an increase in interest for health speakers in 2021, booked for wellbeing webinars and medical conferences.
Armed with a range of strategies for juggling health and life, health speakers are the ideal speakers for corporate audiences, who commonly find themselves negatively affected by their fast-paced environment. Also booked for industry conferences, their keynote addresses shine a light on the current crisis, events of the past and what the future may hold for healthcare.
The Most Popular Event Themes of 2021
Covid-19 Pandemic – Covid-19, or Coronavirus, became a global crisis within a matter of months. Discussions surrounding the nature of the pandemic and how countries can learn from their response will be a popular topic of conversation in 2021. Audiences will be eager to reflect upon the virus’ impact on society, including the success of prevention tactics and which demographics were most affected.
Mental Health & Isolation – In a study by Mind, 60% of adults and 68% of young people stated that lockdown had a detrimental effect on their mental health. Future conferences will likely discuss the impact that Covid-19 had on people’s mental health, and how sufferers will need to be supported going forward. For businesses, this topic is especially important when ensuring the wellbeing of staff members.
Importance of Diet – It has been widely reported that obesity and could leave people at a higher mortality risk from Covid-19. This stark warning has led many to address the imbalances in their diet, including the deficiencies that could prevent a speedy recovery. 2021 events will promote the importance of a healthy diet.
Healthy Relationships, Healthy Life – Though the British lockdown served to protect millions of lives, it left just as many isolated from their loved ones and colleagues. Such distance has had a strain on people’s relationships, increasing the need for speakers specialising in change management and interpersonal communication.
Workplace Stress – With many people working from home and the rest working in challenging conditions, the workplace has become a haven of stress in 2020. Stress speakers will be called upon in 2021 to resonate with employees and teach managers how to support their staff, ensuring both the health and economic profitability of businesses.
Look at our top pick of health speakers, whose careers in nutrition, mental health, psychology, healthcare and more will add credibility to every event they attend.
DR RANJ SINGH
Star of This Morning and expert healthcare speaker, Dr Ranj Singh is an instantly recognisable authority on health and medicine. He appeals to audiences of all ages, as Ranj is the creator of Get Well Soon, a children's show depicting health facts through catchy songs. As a speaker, the NHS doctor enlightens event guests with his knowledge of health, leaving them with a better understanding of their own bodies.
What can Ranj offer 2021 events?
Covid-19 Prevention Methods – Dr Ranj has been a constant voice of reason in the Covid-19 pandemic. Appearing on-screen and in such publications as Healthy Child magazine, he has supplied a trusted how-to for surviving the virus. When booked for 2021, Dr Ranj can discuss the prevention methods that will continue to protect us in the office, schools and life in general.
If you want to book a mental health speaker, look no further than Samantha Clarke. As a happiness and change consultant, she helps corporations to improve their workplace wellness, and therefore, their profitability and productivity. Having worked with such industry giants as Virgin Media and Elle Magazine, she is a confident, insightful addition to events.
What can Samantha offer 2021 events?
Happiness in the Workplace – With stress levels in the workplace at an all-time high, Samantha is the perfect speaker for corporate events. Her knowledge of change management and mental wellbeing serves to support audiences through tough times, while her techniques for workplace mental health support will benefit business leaders in 2021.
Comedian turned mental health advocate; Ruby Wax uses her honest depiction of depression to dismantle the mental health stigma. She has been awarded an OBE for her outstanding work, which included earning a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Therapy and applying her knowledge to influential conferences. From Parliament to TEDGlobal, Ruby has impacted audiences from all walks of life.
What can Ruby offer 2021 events?
And Now for The Good News – As described in Ruby’s new book, And Now for The Good News...: The Much-Needed Tonic for Our Frazzled World, her future speeches will likely discuss the power of positivity. She can present the journey of self-help to the empire that it is today, and how practising a little gratitude can go a long way.
DR CHRIS VAN TULLEKEN
Television star and professional doctor, Dr Chris van Tulleken combines his popularity with his leading knowledge of diet and healthcare, to leave a resounding impact on audiences. His on-screen appearances include The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs, where Chris explored alternatives to prescriptions. His public speeches address the importance of a healthy lifestyle when tackling infectious diseases.
What can Dr Chris offer 2021 events?
Frontline of Covid-19 Pandemic – During the pandemic, Dr Chris faced everyone’s worst fears – his brother, Dr Xand, contracted Covid-19. He watched his brother’s heart be restarted with bated breath, a moving watch for viewers of Surviving the Virus: My Brother & Me. Dr Chris’ first-hand account will touch the hearts of 2021 audiences.
PROFESSOR ROBERT WINSTON
Professor Robert Winston is a BAFTA-winning television presenter and one of the best healthcare speakers on the circuit. The doctor, scientist and politician has released several documentaries, ranging from fertility to technology, a testament to his diverse knowledge. Audiences of Robert's speeches come away with a new perspective on healthcare.
What can Robert Winston offer 2021 events?
Covid-19 Response – Professor Winston has vocally criticised the Government’s response to the pandemic on several occasions, highlighting the importance of resources and manpower. His future events will likely reflect upon the poignant messages from global scientists, who dedicated their 2020 to combating Covid-19.
DR CHRISTIAN JESSEN
Star of Supersize vs Superskinny and Embarrassing Bodies, Dr Christian Jessen is a popular television presenter. With a medical degree in sexual health, he can tackle occasionally embarrassing topics with the eloquence and calm nature that only a doctor is capable of. In recent years, the famous mental health speaker has also become a respected authority on eating disorders.
What can Dr Christian offer 2021 events?
Forgotten Disorders – Having openly struggled with muscle dysmorphia and eating disorders, Dr Christian is the perfect speaker to discuss the illnesses that have been pushed aside by Covid-19’s impact. From cancer treatments to mental health support, he can comment on a wealth of different healthcare issues at 2021 events.
Deliciously Ella is a food blogger and social media sensation, whose tailored recipes have improved not just her illness, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, but also her audience's health. Ella believes in the power of our diet, so uses her platform to promote a healthier, vegetarian lifestyle, through recipe demonstrations and inspiring speeches.
What can Ella offer 2021 events?
Adapting to Empty Shelves – As a chef and restaurant owner, whose business was affected by the pandemic’s impact on the economy, Deliciously Ella can be booked to discuss the importance of a healthy diet. As panic buying led to empty shelves, her recipe demonstrations promote healthy alternatives to popular food and ingredients.
DAME BARBARA HAKIN
As the Deputy Chief Executive of NHS England, Dame Barbara Hakin has witnessed first-hand the importance of accessible healthcare. She is highly regarded for her incredible insight into modern medicine, as well as her authority on technological innovation. Audiences of her after dinner speeches thoroughly enjoy Barbara's story, from the perspective of an NHS insider.
What can Barbara offer 2021 events?
Impact on the NHS – Following her role with the NHS, Dame Barbara is the ideal speaker to talk on the institution’s reaction to the pandemic. From PPE to front line worker’s mental health, her 2021 appearances will take audiences backstage to Covid-19’s impact on the NHS.
DR ALEX GEORGE
Aside from his Love Island fame, Dr Alex George is also a hard-working NHS doctor. With a medical degree from Exeter University, he can appear at events as a representative of our health service. Alex uses his influential social media platform to promote positive health practices, for example, the importance of a high-quality first aid kit. When appearing at events, he can expand on such tips and tricks.
What can Dr Alex offer 2021 events?
Surviving a Second Wave – From sunning himself on Love Island to working on the front line of the NHS, Dr Alex worked throughout the pandemic with Covid-19 sufferers. He has witnessed first-hand the true dangers of the virus, making him a leading expert on the virus and its physical impact. Dr Alex can also offer comments on the experience of an NHS worker during 2020.
DR BRENÉ BROWN
Dr Brené Brown, the New York Times bestselling author, holds the key to emotional wellbeing. She is a popular speaker, whose international fame led her to become the first speaker to feature on Netflix. For corporate audiences, Brené can reignite a workplace by improving the employees' self-management, focus and emotional health.
What can Brené offer 2021 events?
Coping with Anxiety & Greif – Specialising in emotional health, Brené will focus on the damaging effects of the pandemic on people’s mental wellbeing. With millions of people grieving during such unprecedented times, unable to find solace in their loved ones, she will discuss the ways that people coped with the experience. For Brené, emotional vulnerability is not a weakness.
Embodying resilience, Katie Piper tours the speaking circuit to promote her message of body positivity and mental health. After being the victim of an acid attack, she is now using her traumatic experience to inspire audiences, encouraging them to step outside of their comfort zones and embrace opportunities. A speaker like Katie resonates with event guests of all backgrounds.
What can Katie offer 2021 events?
Positivity in Times of Crisis – In 2020, Katie supplied methods for maintaining mental and physical health during times of crisis, a topic that will extend into 2021. Having experienced great pain during her life, as the victim of an acid attack, she knows more than most the importance of remaining positive.
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From nutrition to health practices and mental health support, the wide range of specialist speakers available means that there is someone for every event. These personable figures have dedicated their careers to improving the lives of others, a driving motivation that inspires audiences at events.
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