Nick Bracks has spent the last decade as a passionate advocate for mental health issues, speaking at some of Australia’s largest organisations. His candid story recounts his mental health struggles since age 11, including a particularly difficult period when injury forced an early end to his dream career as a professional athlete.
A successful TED talk on how creative and entrepreneurial drive can help combat depression was a career highlight in over 1,000 mental health seminars and training workshops. Nick’s message has been delivered at some of the world’s largest employers, government organisations, schools and universities… Qantas, BUPA, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, McDonald’s, The Good Guys, Orora Group, Costa Group, Telstra, Mercedes Benz, Movember and countless other local community groups.
Nick is also a regular mental health commentator on television and other media, speaking on shows such as Sunrise, Seven News, The Project, Triple M, The Morning Show, Fox FM and ABC.
He has worked alongside many charitable organisations, such as Beyond Blue, Movember and Headspace, and has helped to launch mental health-related programs and technology solutions in a tireless campaign for better mental health conditions in Australia and around the world.
His goal is to be part of changing the way we view mental health. By formally educating children about mental health through schooling we can create a healthier and more sustainable future.