Clarke Carlisle

Former professional Footballer, delivers an honest and moving account of his battles with depression and mental health issues.
FEE : £3k – £5k,
£5k – £10k+


A prominent face in football, even since his retirement in 2013, he was formerly the PFA Chairman, and the first current, at the time, professional footballer to appear on the BBC’s Question Time. He can also claim to have won Britain’s brainiest Footballer as well as appearing on three episodes of Channel 4 prime time quiz show Countdown.

Clarke Carlisle is a former professional footballer. Hailed for his play as an excellent defender and role as Chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association, Clarke is also an ambassador for the mental health charity Mind. Suffering from depression and mental health issues throughout his adult life, Clarke speaks openly about his battle, working to break down the stigma around these issues.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Clarke has spoken openly about the depression which has dogged most of his adult life. Publicly discussing his mental health struggles and attempted suicide has put Clarke in a position of influence to aid the breakdown of the stigma around the subject. He is an ambassador for the mental health charity Mind and also the Premier League Kick It Out Campaign, which promotes inclusion and equality in football.

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A powerful keynote speaker, Clarke Carlisle, joined by his wife Carrie Carlisle, delivers an honest and moving account of his battles with depression and mental health issues. Clarke is open about his struggles with alcohol, depression, gambling and the pressure of playing top-flight football.

Featured Topics Include:

adversity & resilience
change & uncertainty
mental health & wellbeing
mindfulness & self confidence
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Engaging, excellent speakers that complimented each other to tell such a powerful story.

The Midcounties Co-operative


The audience really connected with Clarke and what he was saying. Everyone was talking about how inspirational he was. Very moving and empowering. One of the best speeches I have heard in a long time.

East Midlands Leadership Academy


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