I am a fire fighter, mental health researcher, speaker and author.
My mission is to change the public narrative around suicide and mental illness through the integration of research and storytelling.
I am passionate about mental health, raising awareness around suicide and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness.
All the seeds were sown in the tragedy of my past.
Decades of struggle saw those seeds germinate and eventually to
flourish. I hope that my story and my experiences may give hope to others to find growth through adversity.

 

My wounds became my guide for the work that I now do.

My book Standing on my Brother’s Shoulders is now in its 2nd edition with a new preface, postscript and section on tools for post traumatic growth.
Available September 2020

 

 

In October 2020 I will be cycling 5000km unsupported across Australia to create conversation around mental ill health and suicide and raising money for Lifeline.
You can follow my progress and donate here