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.
Matt offers understanding and experience with depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress. He is available for one on one conversations offering options and change of perspective or simply a confidential space to be heard and understood in a non-judgemental environment.
Matt’s background in the Police and lived experiences battling post traumatic stress and suicide gives him the ability to tailor a message of resilience that can underpin your next group function or training. Matt has a unique ability to engage audiences of every demographic creating an exciting atmosphere.
Matt has developed workshop training packages around values-based decision making that can be implemented into corporate or community organisations. The purpose of the workshop is to challenge the individual on their values and how they make decisions in everyday life to better serve their goals or purpose.