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“I was really enlightened at your talk last night. I’m a very black and white person, and have to work hard to see the grey, and you personified why it’s really important to look for the grey, or the things that are usually unsaid. You were a glowing testimony that everyone can make a choice, and when they do, they’re a powerful force to be reckoned with” - David Taylor, CEO

Speaker topics

• Mental wellbeing
• Resilience
• Building mentally healthy cultures at work or school
• Building a mindset for overcoming adversity
• Pain is inevitable: Suffering is Surmountable

Speaker Factor finalist - Professional Speaking Association

Speaker Factor finalist - Professional Speaking Association

Lis Bio

Lis Cashin is a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, mental health consultant and trainer. At just 13 years old, Lis was involved in a major trauma at school in which she accidentally killed a friend during a sports day event. She was given no support in processing the event and struggled to overcome tremendous feelings of guilt and shame, even though the school were found to be responsible for what happened. This led to her living with undiagnosed PTSD for over 30 years. She tried to hide how she was feeling and suffered in shame and silence, particularly at work. She is now passionate about challenging the stigma around mental health and supporting organisations and schools to build mentally healthy cultures that are emotionally engaging, honest and real places to work and thrive.


Lis delivers keynotes from 30-60 minutes and is a regular speaker on speaker panels around mental health and wellbeing. Audiences leave feeling emotionally engaged, uplifted, informed and inspired. They will take away key insights around mental wellbeing and/or the benefits of building a mentally healthy culture at work or school.

Her TEDx talk ‘Mental health awakening: Suffering is Surmountable’is available on YouTube:

Lis has spoken with organisations such as Lloyds Dive in Festival, Just Eat and MHFA England. She is an inspirational speaker with TLC Lions.