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Sporting Tragic & Mental Health Advocate


Gus Worland is an Australian television and radio personality and director and founder of mental health foundation, Gotcha4Life.

He is well known for his series of reality television programs for Foxtel (An Aussie Goes Barmy, An Aussie Goes Bolly and An Aussie Goes Calypso) and A&E (Marathon Man). He has also covered Commonwealth and Olympic Games for Foxtel.
In 2023, he is a regular for the Nine Network on Sports Sunday, Today, and Weekend Today as an expert panellist and host.

Gus is a prolific keynote speaker and speaks to audiences of all demographics from all over Australia. Gus was selected to speak at TED2023 in Vancouver, Canada to present a segment on helping people develop emotional muscle and social connections needed to prevent suicide and build mental fitness.
Gus is a sporting tragic and continues to use his passion to entertain audiences. He appeared on Fox Sports hosting Cricket Tragic (season 2 aired over the 2020 summer of cricket) and regularly on Fox’s sports panel program, The Back Page. Gus spent 10 years in breakfast radio on Triple M. Starting on The Grill Team in 2009, within two years they doubled their ratings for this time slot, and Gus was awarded ‘Best On Air Newcomer’ at the 2010 Australian Commercial Radio Awards. The Grill Team changed to Moon Man in the Morning in 2019. In 2020, Gus moved to The Deadset Legends, a live sports chat show every Saturday Morning with Wendell Sailor and Jude Bolton. Due to popular demand the trio moved to Sydney Triple M Drive in 2021 with the show being called The Rush Hour.

Hosting the 2016 ABC series Man Up was pivotal for Gus. The series was an exploration of modern masculinity (which Gus views is toxic) and men’s mental health issues - challenging masculine stereotypes and getting men better connected and breaking the silence around suicide.

Following the enormous impact of Man Up, Gus founded Gotcha4Life with the mission to target Men’s Mental Health. Gotcha4Life today drives real change and funds educational workshops and innovative training programs throughout Australia that build mental fitness in all individuals, organisations, and communities to activate strong, open and binding relationships. He was an enormously engaged ambassador for the 2018 Invictus Games. He has been married for over 20 years to Vicky and has three teenage kids. Women want him to meet their mothers and blokes want to be him: Gus just wants to give them all a hug.

Talking Points

Is Someone You Love Suffering in Silence? Here's What To Do

Lots of people talk about the need to be physically fit, but mentally fit? Not as much. In a powerful talk, mental health advocate Gus Worland shares how an experience of deep grief from his own life sparked his mission to advocate for suicide prevention -- and shows why "looking after your own village" can be as simple as sending a text message, right now, to the person you cannot imagine living without.

Mental Wellbeing

Gus' goal is to build the mental fitness of all Australians and trust in the concept of starting meaningful conversations by developing better social and emotional connections with mates, families, colleagues and the community.

In his keynote Gus:
- Shares his personal story and how it led him to found Gotcha4Life which funds educational workshops and innovative training programs throughout Australia.
- Empowers with positive strategies to seek support and social connectedness.
- Enables people to actively listen and to have transparent conversation and express themselves in meaningful ways.
Raises awareness about the multi faceted health benefits associated with having a close mate.
Gus’ recent presentation at the Golf Club's 'Father, Sons and Friends Night' drew the highest appreciation. Many members attending have since indicated to me how much they gleaned from it, how it set up a long overdue conversation with their sons (about mental health but also about subject matters between father and son that are traditionally swept under the carpet) and how encouraging it is that RSGC is playing a role (albeit a small one) in surfacing these issues and what Gotcha4life is doing. In short, you were superb; both your set-piece and your easy style in handling the Q&A. Royal Sydney Golf Club
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