Gus Worland

Media personality, mental fitness advocate and founder, Gotcha4Life Foundation

2024 NSW Australian of the Year Nominee

Each year, 65,000 Australians attempt to take their own life. Gus Worland is determined to reduce that to zero by helping Australians build their mental fitness, resilience and social connections. 

After losing his beloved mentor to suicide, Gus decided to speak out. A breakfast radio presenter at Sydney’s Triple M, he spoke about this experience live on air, attracting hundreds of callers. 

Gus then produced the ABC documentary series Man Up, about men’s mental health, encouraging people to speak up. The series has had more than 133 million views in Australia and been released internationally. 

In 2017, Gus and his wife, Vicky, founded the not-for-profit Gotcha4Life Foundation to foster mental fitness. In 2022 alone, it delivered more than 2000 programs to 120,000 mental fitness workshop participants in schools, sporting clubs, community groups and businesses.  

Gus has travelled Australia spreading his message, helping ensure no one worries alone.