Hope for Life (UK) Conference 2021

Wednesday December 1st 2021 – 10am-4pm – Hope for Life UK Day – The Conference

Venue – Pavilions of Harrogate – The Calder Room

This event will feature inspirational speakers, sharing messages of hope, as well as being a celebration of all that The Jordan Legacy CIC and its community of supporters have achieved during 2021 and sharing what we have planned for 2022 and beyond.

Our first 2 speakers are confirmed! To book your ticket(s) click here

James Ketchell

Many of you will have seen James on BBC News, following his record breaking circumnavigation of the globe in a gyrocopter. The mission was to inspire a million young people in classrooms over the world to pursue their own goals and dreams.

James is a record breaking aviator, adventurer, speaker and scouting ambassador and on 1st February 2014, he became the first and only person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summit Mount Everest and cycle 18,000 miles around the world, in what the media dubbed ‘The Ultimate Triathlon’.

Visit James’ website here

Jonny Benjamin

Jonny will be known to  you as an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger. His 2014 social media campaign with Rethink Mental Illness to #findMike, the man who talked him out of jumping off a bridge when he was suicidal, went viral and led to Jonny becoming a prominent spokesperson on the subject of suicide, as well as publishing his book The Stranger on the Bridge: My Journey from Suicidal Despair to Hope

Jonny’s The Book of Hope has brought together 101 contributors from the fields of mental health, including Lemn Sissay, Dame Kelly Holmes, Frank Turner and Zoe Sugg, to Joe Tracini, Elizabeth Day, Hussain Manawer and Joe Wicks, share not only their experiences with anxiety, psychosis, panic attacks and more, but also what helps them when they are feeling low. This joyful collection is a supportive hand to anyone looking to find light on a dark day and shows that, no matter what you may be going through, you are not alone.


Visit Jonny’s website here

#HopeForLifeUK was launched on January 21st 2021 (see a recording of the launch event on this website page) and encourages people from local communities and businesses to undertake activities or initiatives that will have a positive impact on the health of those struggling with their mental wellbeing or contemplating suicide.

Hope For Life Day is on December 4th, which is when Jordan took his own life in 2019 – we want this day to be dedicated to Jordan’s memory and a beacon of hope for others to continue living no matter how tough life gets.

The conference, which is taking place on December 1st, will showcase many of the initiatives which have taken place during 2021, under the banner of The Jordan Legacy, and will also demonstrate the impact these initiatives have had on the prevention of suicides. We will have a line up of top speakers, including those with lived experience of dealing with mental health issues and suicide – each talk will also include a message of hope. We will also be sharing The Jordan Legacy’s plans for 2022.

Tickets are now available at £65 (Vat not applicable) and can be booked via our Eventbrite page here. To be kept informed of our #HopeForLife campaign and the lead up to the Conference, please opt-in to receive our monthly newsletter here

NB: Ticket fees will cover costs associated with this event, such as room and equipment hire, marketing and promotion. Any surplus will go to The Jordan Legacy CIC to support our continuing work to prevent people from taking their own lives, through our Zero Suicide Community strategy and plans.