If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

“How can we become more resilient?”


Today’s guest Craig Semple has had an unusual, yet fascinating career that has led him to where he is today. Craig was a career detective in the New South Wales Police Force for 25 years investigating homicides, outlaw motorcycle gangs and hundreds of other serious crimes.

Medically retired from law enforcement in 2013 due to psychological injuries, Craig is now a sought-after keynote speaker and mental health advocate. From his `lived experience’ he has developed a rare personal insight into the causes, symptoms, treatment, recovery strategies and the impact of mental illness in the workplace.

Craig is the founding director of Mentality Plus where he has developed and delivered mental health, wellbeing and resilience education to over twenty thousand people all over Australia. He is a master instructor of mental health first aid and an ambassador for the Black Dog Institute.

Craig's first book, The Cop Who Fell to Earth was published recently and is his story of transformation and profound personal growth through exposure to extreme life events. As compelling as a thriller, it is a story of how human endurance, tenacity, sacrifice and belief in something beyond ‘self’ can ultimately lead to the triumph of good over evil. Craig has a fascinating story, I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I enjoyed meeting Craig. 


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