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Nick
Bracks

Mental Health Advocate

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Nick 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.

Current Work:

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.

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Understanding Mental Health

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease…it is an epidemic. More than 3000 million people suffer from depression globally and depression and anxiety cost the global economy around 1 trillion each year.
Nick has spent the last decade speaking at organisations, schools, and universities around the world, conducting over 1,000 seminars, including two TEDx talks. He educates about mental health by making it relatable and sharing practical lessons he has learnt over the years.
From growing up in one of the most famous Australian political families, to training as a professional athlete, to barely surviving a severe battle with mental health issues, to eventually not only overcoming his battle but thriving as an entertainer and mental health advocate - Nick shares his story to inspire other to make a change.
This session will leave you with a much broader understanding of mental health, and how we can create practical and simple habits to deal with issues, and create preventative behaviour. Nick uses his journey, and other compelling stories that he has witnessed to leave the audience with practical tools and techniques that can be used to not only cope and overcome issues, but thrive.

Key takeaways:
-Personal story with key messages
-How we can humanise the workplace
-Tools to overcome life challenges
-Summary toolkit with daily exercises
The PERMA model is one of the most effective psychological models to improve both performance and overall happiness. It is five simple rules to follow on a day by day basis (Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning & Achievement) that help to make enormous change.

The PERMA model for higher engagement in the workplace and in life!

In this keynote, Nick shares how to apply the PERMA model to our daily lives in order to improve productivity and happiness. He offers tools to manage stress and anxiety and shares how developing resilience allows us to deal with life challenges in a positive way while looking after our mental health.

No major change in life can happen without creating habits. It is one of the most important skills we can learn if we want to improve our lives. Habit formation techniques are weaved into every component of this presentation.

Key takeaways:
- A clear understanding of the PERMA model
- Techniques to create change through creating daily habits
- Practical tools to manage anxiety, stress & overthinking
- Summary toolkit with daily exercises

Motivation: Overcoming obstacles and finding purpose

Nick has spent the last decade speaking at organisations, schools, and universities around the world, conducting over 1,000 seminars, including two TEDx talks. He educates about mental health, wellbeing and taking control of your life by making it relatable and sharing practical lessons he has learnt over the years.

From growing up in one of the most famous Australian political families, to training as a professional athlete, to barely surviving a severe battle with mental health issues, to eventually not only overcoming his battle but thriving as an entertainer and mental health advocate - Nick shares his story to inspire other to make a change.

This session will leave you with a much broader understanding of how to take back control of your life. Nick uses his journey and other compelling stories that he has witnessed to leave the audience with practical tools and techniques that can be used to not only cope and overcome issues but thrive.
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