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Here’s where we get to meet!

I’m a big believer in the power of face to face connection. There’s something special about sharing a room with likeminded people who are passionate about the same things as you and finding that sense of belonging. 

I love working with forward thinking corporates, startups, charities, universities and young people to help them have conversations about difficult social issues and turn that into meaningful action. But I’ll only ever speak and run workshops and events on the issues that I’m truly passionate about. Because I believe that to create the space for people to be open and honest, that space needs to be held and led by someone equally as passionate about the things that matter to them. 

 

 

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Topics I speak on include 

  • (Male) suicide awareness
  • Challenging masculine stereotypes
  • The power of emotional literacy 
  • Mental health, ethics and law

Below you’ll find events I’m running or speaking at, as well as the ones I’m attending - in case you’re interested in joining me there!

 
I would like to thank you once again. I have already received a number of messages from people saying how much they enjoyed the event and how useful they found it. I am sure everyone was able to take away something from the event.

- Atendee,
Staff Network Event | City business 

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My Talks & Workshops

 
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We need to talk about about male suicide. 

Keynote - TEDx Folkestone: We need to ask about male suicide


Drawing on her challenging TEDx talk, Steph Slack shares her personal story of how losing her uncle to suicide caused her to question how we react to men who experience suicidal thoughts. Steph asks: what if we stop seeing having suicidal thoughts as something unusual, change our stereotypical expectations of men and instead, support men who have the courage to be vulnerable with us?

What would happen if we all went home and had conversations with the men in our lives about what they’re feeling and thinking? The answer to solving today’s male suicide crisis may be simply listening to the men in our lives..

 
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Gender stereotypes: dispelling the myth

Gender Stereotypes: dispelling the myth

A two hour interactive discussion-based workshop for young people to explore the myths surrounding gender stereotypes. We explore traditional gender roles and bias in the workplace and in the media, the negative impact on our emotional wellbeing and how we can begin to see past gender stereotypes to ensure we are all treated equally. 

 
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Let's talk about the 'S' word: suicide

Let's talk about the 'S' word: suicide

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45, and of all young people. I’m passionate about raining awareness of suicide awareness, prevention and helping us as a society to better understand and articulate our feelings so we reduce the number of people reaching crisis point. 

This talk focuses on making suicide relevant, uncovering its motives, spotting the signs, actionable steps to support loved ones and an audience takeaway. 

 
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Talking taboos and TEDx

Talking taboos and TEDx: A live screening

Friday 21st September, 6pm
Studio 88, Soho

This year, Billie Quinlan and Steph Slack did something most people fear more than death - public speaking. On a TEDx stage (#nopressure). Why you ask?! Because we are both passionate about raising awareness and changing behaviour around two important, and personal, topics - female sexuality and male suicide.

We'd love for you to join us to celebrate our TEDx talks being immortalised on YouTube and to help us raise awareness of these often taboo topics.

 

 

See Me Speak

 
 

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Events I'm Attending

 

Mental wealth festival
10-11 September 2018

A two day festival of talks, debates and workshops.  We will provide access across the community to share knowledge and good practice to focus on mental health and wellbeing. This year we will celebrate many aspects of life including personal development, home, work and the community that all contribute to people's mental wellbeing.