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Osher
Gunsberg

Media personality and mental health advocate.

A tiny positive habit, repeated daily over time, builds an unshakeable foundation on which mental health will stand.
Profile

Osher Günsberg is one of Australia’s most recognisable media personalities and has been a guest in the living rooms of Australian’s for nearly 2 decades.

Current Work:
From his work on Channel [V] in the early 2000’s to seven seasons on Australian Idol, Osher was the first Australian to host live network prime time TV in the USA on Live To Dance (CBS). Currently, Osher hosts three formats within The Bachelor franchise - The Bachelor Australia, The Bachelorette Australia and Bachelor in Paradise, and is the narrator of Bondi Rescue (all Network 10). 2019 saw Osher’s return to live TV where he hosted season 1 of the smash-hitshow, The Masked Singer Australia (Network 10), followed up with season 2 in 2020, and season 3 in 2021.

The release of his memoir, Back, After the Break (HarperCollins Australia) became an instant best-seller and detailed Osher’s powerful, dark, funny and heart wrenching story about life, love and living with mental illness. It was nominated for a 2019 ABIA for Best Biography Book of the Year and a LIVE show of the same name was produced and toured Australia, selling out nationally.

Radio: Osher’s roots in media began in radio in 1994 at Brisbane’s B105 on the overnight shift. He rapidly moved to a national audience with Take 40 Australia and The Hot Hits Live from LA, and years later returned to radio to co-host Hit105’s Stav, Abby & Matt with Osher breakfast show for Southern Cross Austereo, and Osher’s Love Line nationally on the HIT Network.

Producer: An early adopter of independent digital broadcasting, Osher has written, produced and hosted several podcasts. His interview podcast Better than Yesterday with The Osher Günsberg (previously The Osher Günsberg Podcast) has been published weekly since 2013 and has over 7.5 million downloads. The show now releases two episodes per week, was a finalist in the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards (Storytelling category) and selected episodes are available on Qantas Inflight Entertainment. In 2017 Osher hosted Tall Tales & True series 3 (ABC podcast) and Love Life with Leanne Hall (Mamamia network). In late 2019 Osher teamed up with Charlie Clausen to create DadPod, a weekly podcast from the duo sharing their experiences around fatherhood. Idle Australianslaunched in 2021 seeing James Mathieson and Osher come together again.

A man of his word, Osher said he would never be photographed with his shirt off unless it was for the cover of Men’s Health Australia. In August 2018, he did just that when he graced the cover revealing his Men’s Health Transformation cover. He moved his body to heal his mind and was happy to take the aesthetic benefits with it.

Previous Experience:
Osher served on the board of SANE Australia as a director from 2016 - 2019, in an effort to help change attitudes in our society about complex mental illness. Osher was previously an Ambassador for leading children’s charity The Shepherd Centre to help educate the public and help children who are born deaf or hearing impaired. Osher has supported World Bicycle Relief who provide bicycle distribution programs to aid poverty relief in developing countries around the world and is currently aligned with Australian Parents For Climate Action.

Expertise
Talking Points

Back After The Break

Osher creates conversations surrounding addiction, mental health and wellbeing in sharing his personal story against the backdrop of Osher'sextensive and successful media career.

Key Takeaways:
- Osher shares how he navigated his own mental health which was detailed in the creation of his powerful memoir - Back After the Break
- How to have an impactful discussion that aim to make each day better than the last by promoting healthy conversations
Feedback
Many in attendancethanked me for enabling this special event to happen, and that is immediate feedback from our community. The most common comment from those who spoke to me last night was how relatable Osher’sstory was as he gave his presentation in language that ordinary people can identify with. Robinvale Network House

Thank you so very much for joining us yesterday and contributing to THE ICONIC R U OK? Day event. Your transparency, authenticity, and passion for mental wellbeing was received so well by our people, and many have reached out to say how grateful they are to you for sharing your personal experience.

THE ICONIC

Osher was fantastic today. We have nothing but great feedback from everyone. They just loved it and how honest he was. IT really made our RUOK Day brilliant. I already don’t know how we can do anything better for the day next year. A big thank you Osher

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