At age 22, Rob joined the Police service. Unbeknown to him, this would be the start of a 5 year cycle of poor mental health caused by the traumas he witnessed on the job.
Rob's story is one of personal transformation, resilience, and the pursuit of genuine happiness. Having spent years helping others in their times of crisis, he realised the profound importance of self-care and mental wellbeing, a lesson he learned the hard way. In July 2018 his experiences took their ultimate toll on him and he made plans to take his own life. Caught in a macho culture within the Police force, Rob felt like he couldn't open up to anyone about how he was truly feeling. This resulted in his mental health deteriorating to the point where he felt that there was no option left but to take his life. On the day he decided to take his life, he was saved by his dog.
His own journey of overcoming adversity from witnessing countless traumatic incidents during his policing career, serves as a poignant reminder of the need to prioritise mental health. Rob's authenticity and unwavering commitment to mental health advocacy make him a sought-after speaker. Rob is committed to helping businesses prioritise mental health, cultivate resilience, and create a positive work culture where employees can truly thrive instead of just surviving.
Known for making his audiences laugh and cry, Rob will captivate your audience with powerful storytelling and take them on a journey of resilience, depression, and perseverance. If you’re looking for a motivational speaker who can create a lasting impact for your audience, you’ve found him!
Rob's story will stay with your audience long after the event. With a range of keynote talks from resilience building, stress management and employee mental health, Rob speaks with honesty and bravery about his own mental health struggles as a Police Officer, and how he overcame adversity including a traumatic last shift which changed his life forever.