October 12, 2018

Wow, what an incredible human being. We were so privileged at Sparke Helmore Lawyers to have the opportunity to hear from Allan about his lived experience of PTSD and depression, and his incredible road to recovery and his ongoing simple and practical methodology for maintaining well-being. His persentation was powerful and authentic, and has sparked conversations around how we as an organisation can be more open and ensure we are actively supporting the wellbeing of staff, how we can sparke some change in the legal industry more broadly and how each and every one of us can take some simple steps to prioritise and take responsibility for our own wellbeing. Allan reminded us that NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN OUR HEALTH and have us the COURAGE TO CARE. I will personally be forever grateful for his contribution to discourse around mental wellbeing at Sparke Helmore – another incredible example of his very significant contribution to our society. If you get the chance to hear from Allan, don’t miss it!

About the Author:

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.