Nick Bracks has dedicated his entire adult life to de-stigmatising mental illness through storytelling.
Growing up in one of the most famous political families in Australia, Nick was exposed to life in the public eye since he was 12 years old. Struggling to cope with depression and anxiety through substance abuse, Nick first gained his own notoriety in his early 20s through a publicly documented car crash that nearly killed himself and his best friend.
The drunk driving incident became a catalyst for Nick to turn his life around, exposing his mental health issues and allowing him to get the help he desperately needed. The media attention he gained after the crash led to a modelling career and an invitation to participate as a contestant on “Dancing With The Stars”. While on Dancing With The Stars, Nick took the opportunity to speak publicly about his battle with depression and anxiety, becoming a pioneer in mental health advocacy.
Since then, Nick has developed a successful public speaking career on the topic, conducting over 1,000 talks at organisations around the world, including several TED talks. The “Neighbours” actor is also a successful entrepreneur, founding Move Your Mind Pty Ltd – a corporate wellness software for employees in construction and similar industries. Nick released his first book with publisher Wiley in 2021 and currently runs a podcast under the same name – Move Your Mind.
Today, Nick is focusing on growing his business, while hosting DAB+ radio show “Soul Trader” on Disrupt Radio, his public speaking, and working towards the production of his own dark comedy TV show, Amiss.