In this podcast population go through and deal with during and after there time in there respective fields and day to day lives. It is also designed to raise awareness about what organizations there are out there to help people transition out of some fields and what help there is available to fight PTSD and reduce suicide.
EP 21 Ben Lees, No Mates 4X4
In this episode, Ben and I dive deep into the rabbit hole of depression for both him and his step dad. This would have to be the most comprehensive talks surrounding depression and suicide I have done on the podcast to date. We talk about the suicide of his step father and how Ben had his own end game planned. We see exactly how blind we can get when depressed when Ben tells us how his problems were extremely similar to his fathers and couldn’t see it himself. Incredibly Ben's last hooraa ended up to be his saving grace.
EP 20 Stacey Jackson
Stacey was in her early 20’s going about her life. Her story is a prime example of how quickly our lives can be turned around. Generally, when you hear the word, wheelchair, we associate it to injury. Sporting or vehicle accidents, combat or even a good night out turned wrong due to alcohol and a little extra courage. In Stacey’s case, it was her body that made that decision. We talk about her journey of 13 years adapting to life in a wheelchair and how she dealt and still deals with her condition. It’s a truly inspiring story of resilience from the get go. There is a lot to be taken from this story and I’m grateful to be able to bring it to you all. Enjoy.
EP 19 Elaine Gallagher, Wellness Ignitor.
Elaine, a self-confessed rebel teen took a leap that would change her life forever and joined the ADF at the young age of 17. We go through how the military shaped her into the person she is today. But it wasn’t without its flaws. Elaine was diagnosed with stage 5 cervical cancer and after 13 years of service was medically discharged, but the reason why is a story we have heard too many times before on the podcast. She is now the founder of Wellness Ignitor and has officially started her new podcast. Elaine spent the day at my house and I taught her what I know and let me tell you. She is a natural. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the episode.
EP 18. Brothers Unite
It was such a privilege to have Dan, Leon and Seth from Brothers Unite come in for a chat. We talk about the inception of the Facebook group, where they came from and what the group is doing for men’s mental health. If you’re a bloke who is looking for a group that you can reach out on, this is the group for you. Just answer the bloody questions, lol. The lads work hard to make it a “safe space” for guys to open up and get some form of guidance from others who have gone through similar situations and know they are not the only ones that have gone through some stuff. And I don’t mean shit that goes wrong with their VN commodore. It keeps the conversation serious but there is some great banter to lighten your day as well.
EP 17 R&S, Keith McArdle
Straight out of school, Keith decided to join the ready reserves. After the scheme was canned by the Howard government, he found himself out of the military and studying. Missing the military lifestyle Keith joined the Air Force where he fitted aircraft with life support systems. wanting to take his career to the next level he joined the Army, still in the aviation sector where he deployed to Afghanistan. Keith has been a paramedic for the past 10 years as well as a part time author.
EP 16. Shaun Barry Part 2
Best ending EVER😮😐😂🤣