To help improve the lives of Australians.
G'day, I'm Ben,
As a proud Australian with Italian and Gamilaroi heritage, I've had the privilege of serving in the Army and representing our nation in sports. These experiences have deepened my love and connection to our beautiful and diverse land and its people. I hold profound respect for those who serve our communities and country, and I take pride in being part of a rich, ancient, multicultural nation, sharing it with compassionate and talented people. I'm excited to share my experiences as we celebrate our remarkable nation and its people.
But, it's not all rainbows and sunshine.
I'm also aware that many Australians are still struggling, facing silent battles every day. Having gone through my own fair share of challenges, it's staggering to think that half of our population is likely to struggle with mental health issues during their lifetime. Furthermore, suicide is a national crisis, leaving unbearable pain, grief, and suffering in its wake.
But, it doesn't have to be that way.
We have come a long way over the past couple of decades, but there is still so much more that needs to be done. I firmly believe that community involvement is essential to make these changes. Through sharing insights, resources, and personal stories, I hope to spark conversations over a coffee, around the dinner table, in the classroom, and in the boardroom that raise awareness, promote education, and contribute to positive change in our country. I extend a warm invitation to you to join me on an journey to help improve the lives of Australians.
Let's make a difference together.