National Conference on the Mental Health of First Responders

Allan has been a beyondblue Ambassador since 2013 and since that time has delivered presentations to thousands of Australians across the country about mental illness, PTSD, suicide and physiological resilience.  He has been actively involved with a vast number of first responder agencies including the Australian Crime Commission, the Australian Federal Police, NSW Police Force, A.C.T Police Force, […]

Australia Day Ambassador 2016

In another first, Cross of Valour recipients, Tim Britten CV and Allan Sparkes CV,VA were invited to participate in the Australia Day Ambassador Program for 2016. Allan and Tim are also Soldier On Ambassadors and Allan is a beyondblue Ambassador.  Allan and his wife Deb were invited to attend the Australia Day address by Mr […]

Teamwork with Mark Donaldson VC

In September 2015, Allan traveled to Perth, Western Australia to deliver the closing keynote at the WA Fire and Emergency Services Conference.  During the conference, Allan and Mark Donaldson VC delivered a joint presentation to the conference delegates on Leadership and Teamwork. The majority of the delegates of the conference were volunteers who give so […]

Surviving and Thriving – My panel discussion with Ruby Wax, Dr Tim Sharpe and others

Following Allan’s ‘TED’ style presentation at the Happiness and its Causes Conference, a panel discussion was arranged with British comedian Ruby Wax, leading psychologist Dr Tim Sharpe, Best selling author Dr Russ Harris and moderated by ABC Radio National presenter, Mr Richard Aedy. The discussion centred around recovering from adversity with each of the panellists […]