Jonny Benjamin

Founder of Beyond, Creator of the "Find Mike" Campaign, Author of The Stranger on the Bridge & The Book of Hope

The Book of Hope: 101 Voices on Overcoming Adversity

The Book of Hope: 101 Voices on Overcoming Adversity

The Stranger on the Bridge: My Journey from Suicidal Despair to Hope

The Stranger on the Bridge: My Journey from Suicidal Despair to Hope

Jonny Benjamin received a 5 star rating across 20 events in 2023

Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Executive
"Jonny Benjamin MBE is an exceptional mental health speaker, whose personal journey and dedication to raising awareness make him a compelling choice. His profound insights and engaging storytelling captivate audiences, promoting understanding and empathy. Jonny's commitment to mental health education and his impactful campaigns like Find Mike and ThinkWell highlight his ability to inspire and educate on this crucial topic. Highly recommended for his authenticity and expertise."

How to hire Jonny Benjamin

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Jonny Benjamin's official speaking topics are listed below: 

  • Mental Health
  • Commitment to Challenging Stigma
  • Facilitating Important Conversations
  • Promoting Learning on Social Issues

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"Many thanks for opening up and sharing your story with us yesterday. I had a lot of feedback afterwards about just how much people were moved and felt really compelled to think more deeply about what it is really like for those in distress. I’m sure that your account will continue to resonate and affect people for a very long time." - University of Westminster

"Please pass on our thanks to Jonny – his talk was great and extremely well received. I have done a post-event survey and responses so far have been fantastic"- University of Huddersfield

"I think the session was excellent. I have had a couple of notes with really positive feedback. Neil and Jonny are a joy to work with, and their story speaks for itself." - HSBC

"Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for sharing your story with our Bank of Ireland team this morning - the feedback has been amazing! While that’s lovely in itself, even more importantly is that you will have made a difference to some of our people who didn't know how they could find the "person on the bridge" that they might be needing to talk to. A huge thank you, really well done and my very best wishes to you both." - Ian, Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Ireland UK

"Just wanted to send a huge thank you for coming in to talk to our staff today. I know from verbal feedback that people found that hugely engaging, informative and inspiring. We couldn't have asked for more." - Dyson

  • 2023 - Keynote Speaker at the Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Recovery College 10th Anniversary 
  • 2022 - Author of ‘The Book of Hope’
  • 2019 - Author of ‘The Stranger on the Bridge’
  • 2018 - Co-Founder of Beyond
  • 2018 - Set-Up the Speaker’s Collective
  • 2017 - Appointed MBE
  • 2017 - Co-Founder of This Can Happen
  • 2016 - Launched the ThinkWell Initiative
  • 2014 - Launched the Find Mike campaign
  • 2013 - Awarded the first Janey Antoniou Award by Rethink Mental Illness