Wellbeing
Presentations
& Webinars

Creating mentally healthy
workplaces & communities

Common sense tells us that when employees find themselves in a work environment that champions open and authentic conversations about wellbeing, supports people experiencing mental health conditions and creates a space free from stigma, that they are less stressed, more productive and happier. The research tells us that too.

Less sick days

Happy employees means a higher retention rate and less sick days. According to the 2014 PwC study commissioned by Beyond Blue and the National Mental Health Commission, every dollar spent on effective mental health action returns $2.30 in benefits to the organisation. Simply put, it’s good business.

Positive change

Our wellbeing presentations and webinars give you the tools to create positive change within your team – because we know starting the conversation can be hard. We also know it doesn’t have to be.

Open conversations

These sessions empower your team to engage in vital discussions, whilst learning a range of practical tools and strategies that they can start using immediately to manage their wellbeing.

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A wellbeing expert and advocate who is passionate about creating positive change, storytelling and ending suicide

Authentic and genuine conversations about wellbeing and mental health

A safe space for your team to get involved

Lots of questions!

Hugs, laughter, and maybe some happy tears

A ‘toolbox’ to take home – strategies and tips that will enable each person to look after their own wellbeing both in and out of the workplace

Motivation and confidence to start your own conversations

How do we normalise mental health?

Connecting physical and mental wellbeing

Understanding and unpacking what’s holding us back and reconnecting emotionally

How are we communicating with ourselves and others?

Strategies to prioritise mental health

How to take action today,  to take control of your wellbeing

DURATION / SCHEDULE: 60 MINUTES
DURATION / SCHEDULE: 60 MINUTES
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Testimonials

Wayne's presentation has left a wake of community conversation, the likes of which we haven't seen before. Emotions that were bubbling just under the surface have come to the fore, and we are hearing stories of workers having powerful conversations with their employees, husbands opening up to their wives, and local mechanics displaying signs 'REMINDER: service your mental health when you service your car'. Wayne's presentation has heralded a shift in our regional community, and we hope to keep the conversation going.

Amanda McCulloch, Principal Consultant, Big Rocks Consulting

We had the pleasure of welcoming Wayne as a guest speaker at our Inclusion & Diversity Day in 2020, which fell on RUOK? Day and focused on mental health. His engaging and honest manner coupled with his practical advice on creating a mental health tool kit resonated deeply with our audience, and we really appreciated the time he spent sharing his deeply-felt experience with us.

Karen Dobson, Managing Director, Dow Australia & New Zealand

Our partnership with PukaUp was formed over 4 years ago, and it’s been so successful that we have broadened their involvement, organising presentations to all staff across our sites and offices. The PukaUp presenters are authentic, passionate and inspiring – the perfect recipe to reduce the stigma and put mental health in the forefront of people's minds.

Jeff Dhu, Director Foodservice, Fonterra

Wayne’s ability to articulate his wellbeing challenges in such a relatable way has been so engaging for all our personnel. The open and authentic conversations that flow following the presentations has created a step change in our personnel’s understanding and awareness of mental health issues, including a stronger personal ownership over their own wellbeing as well as that of their work colleagues.

Russell Telford, Group Managing Director, AG Coombs

The PukaUp facilitators engage the audiences brilliantly and have the wonderful ability of creating a safe and honest environment where people can truly open up and share their stories.

Rian Cust, Manager, Toyota Australia

The presentations are engaging and memorable and have been incredibly beneficial to my employees and clients, in many cases life changing. We consistently receive phenomenal feedback from these presentations. Not only do I feel the presentations are great for business networking, I believe they help us achieve our goal of “changing people’s lives”. Wayne is energetic, authentic, engaging and doesn’t hold back when discussing the difficult mental health topics, I thoroughly recommend you engage him to partner with your business.

David George, Managing Director, PageGroup

Wayne's presentation has left a wake of community conversation, the likes of which we haven't seen before. Emotions that were bubbling just under the surface have come to the fore, and we are hearing stories of workers having powerful conversations with their employees, husbands opening up to their wives, and local mechanics displaying signs 'REMINDER: service your mental health when you service your car'. Wayne's presentation has heralded a shift in our regional community, and we hope to keep the conversation going.

Amanda McCulloch, Principal Consultant, Big Rocks Consulting

We had the pleasure of welcoming Wayne as a guest speaker at our Inclusion & Diversity Day in 2020, which fell on RUOK? Day and focused on mental health. His engaging and honest manner coupled with his practical advice on creating a mental health tool kit resonated deeply with our audience, and we really appreciated the time he spent sharing his deeply-felt experience with us.

Karen Dobson, Managing Director, Dow Australia & New Zealand

Our partnership with PukaUp was formed over 4 years ago, and it’s been so successful that we have broadened their involvement, organising presentations to all staff across our sites and offices. The PukaUp presenters are authentic, passionate and inspiring – the perfect recipe to reduce the stigma and put mental health in the forefront of people's minds.

Jeff Dhu, Director Foodservice, Fonterra

Wayne’s ability to articulate his wellbeing challenges in such a relatable way has been so engaging for all our personnel. The open and authentic conversations that flow following the presentations has created a step change in our personnel’s understanding and awareness of mental health issues, including a stronger personal ownership over their own wellbeing as well as that of their work colleagues.

Russell Telford, Group Managing Director, AG Coombs

The PukaUp facilitators engage the audiences brilliantly and have the wonderful ability of creating a safe and honest environment where people can truly open up and share their stories.

Rian Cust, Manager, Toyota Australia

The presentations are engaging and memorable and have been incredibly beneficial to my employees and clients, in many cases life changing. We consistently receive phenomenal feedback from these presentations. Not only do I feel the presentations are great for business networking, I believe they help us achieve our goal of “changing people’s lives”. Wayne is energetic, authentic, engaging and doesn’t hold back when discussing the difficult mental health topics, I thoroughly recommend you engage him to partner with your business.

David George, Managing Director, PageGroup