29 episodes

Wayne is a respected AFL and VFL legend playing 282 games with North Melbourne and the Sydney Swans Football Clubs. In 2006, he announced he had suffered depression for more than ten of his fourteen-year playing career and since his retirement in 2002 has become one of the country's leading mental health advocates culminating in the creation of his new social enterprise, PukaUp 
"Pukka" is a Hindi word which means authentic and genuine. Having authentic and genuine conversations about mental health and emotional well-being helps to normalise these types of conditions. In this series, Wayne talks to well-known people and leaders about their experience of mental health and emotional wellbeing issues or their work in their chosen field. Guests including former Prime Minister & chair of Beyond Blue Julia Gillard, Sydney Swans Coach John Longmire, Olympic Gold Medalist Libby Trickett, Host of the Bachelor Australia and Bachelorette; Osher Günsberg, Olympic Hurdle Finalist Kyle Vander Kuyp, Australian Diamonds Caitlin Thwaites, Australian of the Year Pat McGorry, Dally M Winner Preston Campbell, Former Richmond Coach Danny Frawley and Will McMahon & Woody Whitelaw from Hit92.9 Heidi, Will & Woody.

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Wayne is a respected AFL and VFL legend playing 282 games with North Melbourne and the Sydney Swans Football Clubs. In 2006, he announced he had suffered depression for more than ten of his fourteen-year playing career and since his retirement in 2002 has become one of the country's leading mental health advocates culminating in the creation of his new social enterprise, PukaUp 
"Pukka" is a Hindi word which means authentic and genuine. Having authentic and genuine conversations about mental health and emotional well-being helps to normalise these types of conditions. In this series, Wayne talks to well-known people and leaders about their experience of mental health and emotional wellbeing issues or their work in their chosen field. Guests including former Prime Minister & chair of Beyond Blue Julia Gillard, Sydney Swans Coach John Longmire, Olympic Gold Medalist Libby Trickett, Host of the Bachelor Australia and Bachelorette; Osher Günsberg, Olympic Hurdle Finalist Kyle Vander Kuyp, Australian Diamonds Caitlin Thwaites, Australian of the Year Pat McGorry, Dally M Winner Preston Campbell, Former Richmond Coach Danny Frawley and Will McMahon & Woody Whitelaw from Hit92.9 Heidi, Will & Woody.

    Equine psychotherapy - Dean Mighell

    Equine psychotherapy - Dean Mighell

    The connection between improved mental health, wellbeing and horses isn’t an obvious one but there is growing evidence that equine psychotherapy is helping people with mental health conditions.

    Dean Migehll from the ‘Path of the Horse’...

    • 52 min
    PTSD - Dr Peter Cotton

    PTSD - Dr Peter Cotton

    The impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is significant for many people living in our communities - especially people working in emergency services.

    Understanding what causes PTSD, the warning signs, the cumulative effect of...

    • 23 min
    Understanding stress – Dr Peter Cotton

    Understanding stress – Dr Peter Cotton

    Some stress in our lives can have a positive effect on our wellbeing. But an overwhelming sense of stress can become distress and cause significant challenges.

    Understanding what causes stress, the warning signs, the negative thinking...

    • 40 min
    Women's Health - Nat Kringoudis

    Women's Health - Nat Kringoudis

    Providing all women with opportunities that encourage them to begin to focus on their physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental health is both empowering and important.

    In this episode, I sit down with Nat Kringoudis to discuss...

    • 41 min
    Stress is a choice – Simon Davey

    Stress is a choice – Simon Davey

    It seems our lives are only getting busier, things are changing faster, life is speeding up and our ability to deal with an increasing level of stress is having a detrimental impact on our health and wellbeing.

    In this episode, I sit down...

    • 54 min
    Gratitude, empathy and mindfulness

    Gratitude, empathy and mindfulness

    Gratitude allows us to appreciate the things in our lives we may fail to see. It shifts our focus away from what we don’t have to what we do have.

    Empathy allows us to develop kindness and kindness has been proven to have a positive effect...

    • 49 min

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