Allan Sparkes’ story of overcoming adversity through courage and motivation saw a packed Riverside Room at the Crossing Theatre on Wednesday night.  Allan spoke of his childhood at Cumnock, his fulfilling but event filled time in the NSW Police Force and it’s effects on his mental health, his ensuing recovery and his adventures sailing the seas of the world.  His openness in talking about his illness and his Beyond Blue ambassadorship will do well to help overcome the stigma of mental illness in the community.

Here’s a pic taken of Steve, Jake & Brooke and the other organisers of the night with Allan Sparkes.

Sparkes talk photo