Neil Laybourn

Founder of Neil Laybourn Consultancy, Director of Wellbeing Ideas Limited, Co-Founder of Beyond Shame Beyond Stigma, Founder & Director of the This Can Happen mental health conference

Neil Laybourn received a 5 star rating across 15 events in 2023

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"Neil Laybourn is an exceptional mental health keynote speaker, combining deep personal experience with professional expertise. His journey, from a life-changing intervention on London Bridge to becoming a leading mental health advocate, is both inspiring and enlightening. Awarded and recognised for his contributions, Neil's talks are a fusion of authenticity and practical wisdom, profoundly impacting audiences worldwide. His work in mental health advocacy, including founding 'This Can Happen' and 'Beyond Shame, Beyond Stigma', showcases his commitment to making a real difference. Neil's engaging style and powerful storytelling make him a must-have speaker for any event focusing on mental health and wellbeing."

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Neil Laybourn's official speaking topics are listed below:

  • Mental Health
  • Wellbeing
  • Neurodiversity
  • Wellbeing at Work
  • Workplace Health
  • Mental Health at Work
  • Personal Development

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"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

  • 2024 - Director at Mental Health at Work
  • 2023 - Founder of Neil Laybourn Consultancy 
  • 2021 - Selected as a LinkedIn Changemaker
  • 2019 - Launched the This Can Happen Awards
  • 2018 - Received an Honorary Doctorate from Bristol University 
  • 2018 - Co-Founder Beyond Shame, Beyond Stigma 
  • 2017 - Director of Wellbeing Ideas Limited
  • 2017 - Founder of the This Can Happen mental health conference 
  • 2017 - Co-Founder of the "You Alright Mate?" international campaign
  • 2015 - Awarded the Mind Media Award for Making a Difference
  • 2014 - Ambassador for Rethink Mental Illness
  • 2014 - Received a Pride of Britain Award 
  • 2014 - Deputy General Manager of Nuffield Health
  • 2009 - Director of Elite Tribe Fitness Ltd
  • 2008 - Stopped a stranger (Jonny Benjamin) on a bridge from committing suicide 
  • 2007 - Personal Trainer for Virgin Active
  • One of the first Ambassadors of Mental Health UK