Public Talks

Join Hugh as he walks you through his journey and tells stories of the incredible people who have inspired him and The Resilience Project to spread happiness.

Our flagship Public Talks give Hugh van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project, the chance to unpack the research on mental health and break it down into simple tips that will leave you feeling empowered to improve your wellbeing.

A best selling author and co-host of popular podcast, the imperfects, Hugh has partnered with elite sports teams, 1000+ schools and 500+ workplaces teaching simple and practical mental health strategies.

Adults, parents, professionals, teenagers; these talks are for you. Well, really, it’s for anyone who wants to share a laugh and pick up some wellbeing tips along the way.

Dates and ticketing information for our 2021 Public Talks are listed below. If you would like to stay in the loop with our event announcements and ticketing, please sign up to our newsletter

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Old dates: 27 May 2022, 4 July, 12 August & 23 September 2021

New date: Friday 4 November 2022

7.00pm – 9.00pm

Bruce Mason Centre


Old dates: 28 May 2022, 2 July, 13 August & 24 September 2021

New date: Saturday 5 November 2022

7.00pm – 9.00pm

Bruce Mason Centre


Old date: Saturday 21 May 2022

New date: Wednesday 2 November 2022

7.00pm – 9.00pm

James Hay Theatre


Date: Friday 20 May 2022

New date: Tuesday 1 November 2022

7.00pm – 9.00pm

Glenroy Auditorium


Old date: Tuesday 24 May 2022

New date: Tuesday 8 November 2022

7.00pm – 9.00pm

The Opera House Wellington