Travelling across the UK, delivering 100 talks, in 20 days, to over 10,000 students.

Proud to partner with Hays, a renowned leader in the recruitment and human resources industry; and Accor, a world leading hotel group.

Together, we share a profound passion for driving positive change and making a difference in the world.


420,000 children a month

are being treated for mental health problems.

It starts in early years

50% of mental health problems are established by age 14.

An increasing problem

In the last three years, the likelihood of young people having a mental health problem has increased by 50%.

One in six children affected

One in six children aged five to 16 were identified as having a probable mental health problem in 2021. That’s five children in every classroom.

Oly Newton 100 Talks For Change - Mental Health Awareness and public speakers
Dan Wilsher 100 Talks For Change - Mental Health Awareness and public speakers

The vision

It’s no secret that we are in a mental health crisis, especially within education. Our youth are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, and suicidal thoughts more than any generation before them.

About 1,500,000 under-18s will need new or extra help with their mental health as a direct result of Covid.

We don’t want CHANGE, we need it.

About us

It’s our individual mental health journies that have led us to this point. We’ve been through dark times and overcome many hurdles, but we’re now able to see the light and use our experience to inspire positive change.

Oly Newton

Oly Newton is an International Speaker and Mental Health Trainer, driven by his own personal experience with severe mental illness. Overcoming a decade of challenges, it was his discovery of running that became a catalyst for recovery and a platform to find his voice.

As the Founder of Lights On Mental Health & Run4YourMind Foundation, he’s dedicated to sharing his story, advocating for mental health, and supporting our next generation.

Daniel Wilsher

Daniel Wilsher is an award-winning mental health speaker and Founder of The Damaged Goods Co. LTD. Over the past 20 months he’s trained over 4500+ teachers, and spoken publicly to over 9000+ students.

It’s now his mission to give those who hear his story the skills, tools, knowledge and courage to cope with life’s challenges better than he did.

Sponsorship packages

Join us on an incredible journey and be a part in inspiring positive change to thousand of young lives.


Limited to 2 partners

Our top package with big coverage and involvement. Includes coverage in the 100 Talks documentary, personal talk for your business, tickets to the live event and much more. 


Limited to 4 partners

Gold partnership is open to more businesses, yet still packed with benefits. Includes a mental health talk to your business, tickets to the live event and more.



Silver partnership enables you to play a big part of the 100 Talks journey and gain coverage for your business an affordable price.

Our services

From talks to training programmes. Check out our services, all aimed at helping open up conversations and make impactful change when it comes to mental health.

Motivational Talks

Skills For Life Programme

Teacher Training

MHFA England training

Praise from our peers

What organisations have to say about our mental health and motivational speaking sessions.

Contact us

We’d love to talk to you about 100 Talks For Change. Please get in touch today.