Will Young

Will Young is a Brit award-winning singer, performer, podcaster, public speaker, mental health and LGBTQIA+ rights advocate.

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Will Young

Will Young underwent a journey of self-discovery and overcame and resolved serious illness to enable him to now deliver talks and forums on wellbeing and how to lead a content and fulfilling life.

Will speaks on mindfulness, wellbeing, conflict resolution, anxiety, trauma, the importance of finding your voice, and shame. His recent events have included clients as diverse as the BBC, We Work, Norton Rose Fullbright, BNP Paribas, and many more.

In 2020 Will released the best-selling book “To Be a Gay Man”, in which he spoke out about gay shame, revealing the impact it had on his own life, how he learned to deal with it, and how he can now truthfully say he is gay and happy.

After having a breakdown in 2011, Will went about the process of interrogating everything he thought he knew: how he formed his identity, what he relied on for self-esteem, and how he behaved and communicated. Everything Will has learned over the past ten years; he has now condensed into an A-Z wellbeing guide entitled “Be Yourself and Happier” due to be released in April 2022. He digs into how everyday life can affect our wellbeing, how we can navigate our emotions, where they come from, and how to create a balanced mindset, offering practical techniques we can all use to ground ourselves and set boundaries.

Showing no signs of slowing down Will has recently brought to life a project which is close to his heart that he has been working on for a long time.

Driven by his passion for raising awareness around mental health he has launched The Wellbeing Lab podcast! Each week listeners can join Will and a team of knowledgeable mental health & wellbeing experts as they explore and spotlight various topics which often don't get enough airtime. They will discuss subjects ranging from shopping addiction, creating boundaries, body dysmorphia, cognitive behaviour therapy (cbt), trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and beyond.

Will Says .."It's such an important subject close to my heart and I'm really looking forward to shining a light on topics that aren't as talked about around mental health and wellbeing. I'm really excited to interact with the listeners as well as chat to experts in the field and show that through connection, we can all find a lot more happiness and peace."

As a successful musician, performer, podcaster, and motivational public speaker, Will Young has been in the public eye for over 20 years, collecting multi-platinum albums, sold-out live tours, various awards, and an Olivier Award nomination in the process.

It was through the inaugural series of "Pop Idol UK" in 2001/2 that Will captured the attention of the UK, winning the competition watched by 15 million.

Before Will's Pop Idol adventure he earned a 2:2 in Politics from Exeter University and completed a term at drama school before stardom came calling. Other notable accolades include 2 Brits, 12 Brit Nominations, GQ award, Attitude award, and Elle Style award.

Since 2002, Will has sold in excess of 10 million records, released the all-time fastest-selling single for a debut artist, and sung with icons including Queen, James Brown, Elton John and Burt Bacharach.

Beyond music, Will has written 4 books, guest-edited Attitude Magazine, and contributed to The Times, Guardian, Telegraph, and Huffington Post. He is also no stranger to the screen, having acted alongside Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins and appearing twice on BBC Question Time. In 2013 will took to the stage to make his musical theatre debut in the hugely anticipated re-imagining of Rufus Norris' double Olivier-award-winning production of Cabaret.

In 2017, Will returned to the stage for a musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's award-winning film 'Strictly Ballroom', the play received rave reviews and is still touring today.