David Beeney

David Beeney enjoyed a successful career in newspapers and magazines for over 30 years, he was the managing director of a regional daily newspaper and commercial director for Auto Trader. However, since outing himself in 2016 about his secret battles with panic attacks he believes that he has now found true purpose and has committed to spend the rest of his life eradicating the stigma of mental health. His business, Breaking the Silence, has quickly established itself as one of the leading advisors in the UK on mental health in the workplace and David has helped many of the leading brands in the UK to create kinder, more compassionate cultures of trust. He was recognised in 2018 and 2019 as one of the top 101 influencers globally on employee engagement. David is a qualified mental health counsellor affiliated to the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Practitioners) and a trustee for Mind.


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