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Mike
King

Internationally-recognised NZ comedy icon & mental health educator.

Profile

Mike King has for years been known as the iconic Kiwi entertainer but that role has changed dramatically since the conception of his hugely popular radio show "The Nutters Club".

The show evolved from Mike’s own experience of mental illness and addiction and has become a huge success. The aim of the show is to ‘forever change the way people feel, think, talk and behave in relation to mental health’.

Whether you need a speaker to tackle some of the big issues or simply want your audience to be moved and inspired look no further than Mike King!

Current work
These days Mike is better known for his work as a prominent mental health educator and motivational speaker with the work he does under his charity and with his conference speaking. Mike's aim is to reverse the population trends of depression and suicide by effecting a positive social change.

Mike works with all levels within an organisation to help with mental health and safety in the workplace. His message tells of how he overcame drug and alcohol addiction, and his continued battle against depression.

It is accessible and pertinent to all staff and often helps companies identify anyone who may be struggling and in need of further assistance.

Accolades
Mike was recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours 2019 becoming an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit acknowledging his campaign for tackling mental health and suicide prevention. He was also awarded 2019 New Zealander of the Year.

Media
Expertise
Topics

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Media Personalities & Celebrity
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Mental Health
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Adolescent Support

Motivational

  • Inspiring Stories
  • Celebrity & Media
  • Grief & Loss
Feedback
Mike was professional. Lots of laughs. Some 'interesting' heckles that Mike used to with good effect. Appropriate and hilarious break in a long awards ceremony. Crabtree Associates
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