Allan was invited by beyondblue to speak at the Happiness and its Causes conference in Sydney in June 2015. Allan delivered a ‘TED’ style talk in front of 1600 delegates, inspiring them with his story of braver, adversity and recovery. His story gives hope to those suffering from PTSD and empowers people to chase their goals in life.
September 3, 2015
About the Author: Allan Sparkes
Allan Sparkes CV,OAM,VA is an inspirational speaker & best selling author. He is one of Australia's most highly decorated citizens being 1 of only 5 Australians in the past 41 years to be awarded the Australia's highest Bravery Decoration and civil award, the Cross of Valour. He is the only Australian to receive The Cross of Valour and subsequent Australian Honours and Awards of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) and a subsquent Australian Bravery Decoration, the Commendation for Brave Conduct. He is the recipient of other significant awards for Service and Bravery.
September 04, 2015March 07, 2016Allan has been a beyondblue Ambassador since 2013 and since that time