Neil speaks about anxiety & mental health...

... in schools, universities, conferences, staff training days, and at events of all kinds.

He explores anxiety and other difficult feelings through warm stories, funny observations and practical tips for emotional management.

Whether or not you live with anxiety, you will come away with ideas for living a happier life.

Over 250,000 people have watched Neil's hilarious and inspiring story on YouTube
Neil Hughes speaking

Schools say:

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Fantastic day. I liked the game where we named a penguin. Mine was called Icy.A student, New Brighton Primary
Neil Hughes at EBRD

Businesses say:

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Neil entertained over 200 attendees from around the world at Copy Capital and was one of the most talked about speakers, bravely touching on real issues. He should be on every conference agenda.Vikki Ross

Available for...

All sessions are flexible according to your needs, but here are some common requests:

  • School Assemblies (15-50 minutes)
  • Staff training (20 minutes - multiple hours)
  • Conferences (20 minutes - 1 hour)
  • Other sessions tailored by request
Thank you for your contribution to raising awareness and understanding of mental health. You are a star!Norman Lamb, MP
I have finally arranged to do something properly about my anxiety issues. Your Ted Talk was very much the start of the process… thank you.Louise
Neil Hughes at TEDx LeamingtonSpa

How to Book Neil

Contact neil@walkingoncustard.com with the subject "Speaking Opportunity" for a quote for your event. Please include (potential) dates, your intended audience and the expected length of the session.

I'm currently based in the northwest of England, but I regularly travel all over the UK (and further, if required).

Thanks to the generosity of the community, a limited number of free events are available. (Priority is given to state schools and charities.) If you think you might qualify for one of these then please ask!

Even if you don't qualify for a free event, please enquire—I try to accommodate all budgets as flexibly as I can.