Episode 10 PukaUp: Osher Günsberg

Osher Günsberg is one of Australia's most recognisable media personalities best known as the host of 'The Bachelor Australia' and 'The Bachelorette Australia'. He has forged a successful media career on both television and radio while living with and managing mental health conditions. In this episode, Osher speaks candidly about his journey with social anxiety, generalised anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. He looks back on the day his brain 'broke' and his experience with psychosis while living in California. This confronting experience was a significant turning point in Osher's life which lead to his sobriety and helped him realise that ultimately his mental health was his responsibility. He accepted that he needed to take medication each day to help manage his health and that finding the right balance between the benefits of medication and the side affects took time. Osher's pragmatic approach towards his on-going management of his mental health is both refreshing and inspiring. PukaUp: https://www.pukaup.com/Find PukaUp on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pukaup/Follow PukaUp on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pukaup/Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneauDownload the PodcastOne app from the Apple and Google Play app stores


  • Puka Up with Wayne Schwass

    Wayne is a respected AFL and VFL legend playing 282 games with North Melbourne and the Sydney Swans Football Clubs. In 2006, he announced he had suffered depression for more than ten of his fourteen-year playing career and since his retirement in 2002 has become one of the country's leading mental health advocates culminating in the creation of his new social enterprise, PukaUp "Pukka" is a Hindi word which means authentic and genuine. Having authentic and genuine conversations about mental health and emotional well-being helps to normalise these types of conditions. In this series, Wayne talks to well-known people and leaders about their experience of mental health and emotional wellbeing issues or their work in their chosen field. Guests including former Prime Minister & chair of Beyond Blue Julia Gillard, Sydney Swans Coach John Longmire,Olympic Gold Medalist Libby Trickett, Host of the Bachelor Australia and Bachelorette; Osher Günsberg, Olympic Hurdle Finalist Kyle Vander Kuyp, Australian Diamonds Caitlin Thwaites, Australian of the Year Pat McGorry, Dally M Winner Preston Campbell, Former Richmond Coach Danny Frawley and Will McMahon & Woody Whitelaw from Hit92.9 Heidi, Will & Woody.

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Cast & Crew

Celebrity Celebrity Name Podography Character Name
Osher Günsberg Guest
Wayne Schwass Host