On 22 December 2014, Clarke was hit by a lorry on the A64 near York, and subsequently airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary having suffered cuts, bruises, internal bleeding, and many broken bones.
It has became one of the widest publicised suicide attempts of recent years, hitting the headlines across the UK.
It didn’t end there, long running mental health issues caused his first marriage to fail and a second attempt to take his own life followed in September 2017, he was reported missing, having last been seen earlier that day in Manchester city centre, though thankfully found safe in Liverpool.
And now, along with wife Carrie they discuss in a disarmingly open way both Clarke’s own struggles with mental health and talk about how this affects us all and those around us providing audiences with inspiring and actionable outcomes.
They have been phenomenally successful at engaging with colleagues in all types or commercial and organisations over the past decade including many FTSE 100 companies.
To book Clarke and Carrie Carlisle for your mental health initiative contact Great British Speakers on 01753 439289
Clarke Carlisle is a former award winning Premier League football star having made more than 500 appearances for 9 different clubs.
A former Chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Clarke was a well-known figure in football he came to the attention of the press and public after a high-profile suicide attempt, his second attempt. It soon became clear, this was the culmination of a career and life blighted my mental health issues.
Alongside and following his soccer career he became involved with the media as a television presenter and author. His wife Carrie is a newspaper columnist, author and TV presenter.
Together they make a great team, delivering powerful, emotional, educational and inspiring speeches by providing insight as to what it is like to live with a mental illness and what it is like to live with someone with a mental illness.
In addition to keynote talks of varying lengths they also provide mentoring and other mental health support services to individuals and organisations of various sizes.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Equality and Diversity
Barriers in Communication
ACAS, Adobe, AON, American Express, BAE, Bank of America, ASDA, BBC, Bosch, Close Brothers, CISCO, Credit Suisse, Disney, Ernst & Young, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ITN, Legal & General, Linklaters LLP, KPMG, M&S Bank, Northamptonshire NHS Trust, Sainsbury’s, Samaritans, Saracens RUFC, Schroders, Scottish Widows, SKY,UBS Wealth Management, Warner Music, and William Hill.
For confidential 24/7 support in the UK, call Samaritans on 116 123 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see www.samaritans.org for details.
“I feel much less isolated and able to talk about issues”
“One hour after their talk, 3 members of staff contacted the HR team to arrange to see a counsellor”
HR Department, Warner
“Their visit has touched us all and I feel like it has brought us closer together”
“Totally informative and inspiring”
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
“I cannot exaggerate how great an impact your talk had”
Senior Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP