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Chris Underhill

Founder Director of BasicNeeds, Social Entrepreneur & Chair of the Catalyst 2030 Mental Health Collaboration

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Chris Underhill Biography

Chris Underhill is a global expert in the delivery of health and rehabilitation systems to very poor people. A serial social entrepreneur his latest organisation, BasicNeeds, concerns the delivery of a holistic model to mentally ill people and people with epilepsy in the poorest communities of the world. The BasicNeeds Model is a significant innovation in community mental health care delivery combining medical, social, economic and personal aspects into one successful programme. Over 625,000 people have been served in the BasicNeeds global programme.

Chris also founded Thrive in 1978 (formerly Horticultural Therapy) a UK based charity working with disabled people and medical professionals in horticulture, gardening and agriculture, and Action on Disability and Development (ADD) in 1985, a development agency targeting disabled people in the developing world.

He has also been a Founding Chair of International Development Enterprise (IDE UK), Friends of Association of People with Disabilities (APD), Leaders’ Quest Foundation and Carers Worldwide.

Chris is a Senior Fellow of the Ashoka Fellowship, a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. In 2000 Chris was made an MBE by the Queen for his services to disability and development.

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  • How do I book Chris Underhill to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Chris Underhill for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Chris Underhill, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Chris Underhill or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Chris Underhill

    Speaking fees for Chris Underhill, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Chris Underhill are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Chris Underhill, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Chris Underhill speak about?

    Chris Underhill is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Disability, Entrepreneurism, Mental Health.
  • Where does Chris Underhill travel from?

    Chris Underhill generally travels from UK, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Chris Underhill’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Chris Underhill for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Underhill for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Chris Underhill or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Founder Director of BasicNeeds, Social Entrepreneur & Chair of the Catalyst 2030 Mental Health Collaboration

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Chris Underhill Biography

Chris Underhill is a global expert in the delivery of health and rehabilitation systems to very poor people. A serial social entrepreneur his latest organisation, BasicNeeds, concerns the delivery of a holistic model to mentally ill people and people with epilepsy in the poorest communities of the world. The BasicNeeds Model is a significant innovation in community mental health care delivery combining medical, social, economic and personal aspects into one successful programme. Over 625,000 people have been served in the BasicNeeds global programme.

Chris also founded Thrive in 1978 (formerly Horticultural Therapy) a UK based charity working with disabled people and medical professionals in horticulture, gardening and agriculture, and Action on Disability and Development (ADD) in 1985, a development agency targeting disabled people in the developing world.

He has also been a Founding Chair of International Development Enterprise (IDE UK), Friends of Association of People with Disabilities (APD), Leaders’ Quest Foundation and Carers Worldwide.

Chris is a Senior Fellow of the Ashoka Fellowship, a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. In 2000 Chris was made an MBE by the Queen for his services to disability and development.

Chris Underhill Videos

  • Chris Underhill on From Nurturing Lives to Nurturing Relationships
  • Bridging The Mental Health Gap | Chris Underhill | TEDxOxford
    Chris is a leading exponent on global mental health practice, a social entrepreneur, and a mentor. Chris is the founder of BasicNeeds, the mental...

FAQs on booking Chris Underhill

  • How do I book Chris Underhill to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Chris Underhill for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Chris Underhill, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Chris Underhill or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Chris Underhill

    Speaking fees for Chris Underhill, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Chris Underhill are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Chris Underhill, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Chris Underhill speak about?

    Chris Underhill is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Disability, Entrepreneurism, Mental Health.
  • Where does Chris Underhill travel from?

    Chris Underhill generally travels from UK, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Chris Underhill’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Chris Underhill for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Underhill for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Chris Underhill or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Chris Underhill is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Underhill for your event is available upon request. Chris Underhill generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Courtney Nichols Gould, Shradha Agarwal and Rishi Shah, Vic Strecher, Ph.D. MPH, Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH and Mara Gordon. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Underhill for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Chris Underhill Speaker Videos

  • Chris Underhill on From Nurturing Lives to Nurturing Relationships
    Bridging The Mental Health Gap | Chris Underhill | TEDxOxford
    Chris is a leading exponent on global mental health practice, a social entrepreneur, and a mentor. Chris is the founder of BasicNeeds, the mental health charity working in developing countries, and...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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