Schwass to speak

Wayne Schwass is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness.

Since retiring from Aussie Rules football in 2002, Wayne Schwass has been a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, and became one of the first footballers to speak openly about his experience with depression.
At a special online Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing event hosted by Sacred Heart College, Wayne will share insight into his passion and commitment to the issues of suicide prevention, mental health, emotional wellbeing and the importance of normalising these conversations.

Jodie Wattie, SHC co-acting deputy principal, said Parent Engagement Evenings were an opportunity for the larger community to come together and engage with keynote speakers regarding our young people’s development.
“We endeavour to offer opportunities that are important to the development and health of the young people under our care,” she said.

Wayne is the founder of the Sunrise Foundation and founder and CEO of Puka Up.
He is a popular presenter and is able to give parents an informative and insightful look into the mental health challenges that our young people face in today’s society.
He does this through engaging with his audience, sharing his story and his experience as a father of three, so that parents participating leave with practical strategies to help them engage their children in conversations around mental health.
Wayne is passionate about the work he does and is delighted to have the opportunity to talk with our community.

The virtual event via Zoom will be held from 7pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday August 3.
This is a free event and open to all in the local community but as places will be limited bookings must be made via