Matt's Story

Matt tells his inspirational and engaging story about resilience and triumph over adversity. After 10 years as a front-line Police Officer with SA Police, witnessing constant human depravity and the failings of the system, Matt was diagnosed with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression in January 2015. By August 2015 Matt had almost lost his marriage and family, battled suicidal thoughts and was arrested whilst at work. The following years resulted in a very intense recovery, working through a serious identity crisis and challenging his core values. Matt now works as a Mental Health Advocate for emergency services using his lived experience to encourage difficult conversation around mental health self-awareness in attempts to change organisational culture.

If you have a group of people from any background looking to be inspired in overcoming their own adversity, then contact Matt for your next function.