"When I was 24 years-old, on my second tour of Afghanistan and I had ... missions that were mine to plan, task and organise, I didn't think that I'd be pushing trolleys in a hospital five years later."
"To someone that used to be so proud of what they were doing ... then getting out of the military and realising you can't get a job ... that's a massive, massive hit to your self-esteem."
"If we come to an RSL as a female and say we're a veteran and we need support, that shouldn't be questioned and that really needs to be drummed into every single sub-branch."
"I'd planned for it. I'd done a lot of study ... while I was in the Army. I knew that one day I would get out of the Army and that I would need some sort of piece of paper behind me."
"I think that there is a really strong rhetoric around the fact that veterans, as a whole, bring baggage. That there’s wide spread mental health issues ... the numbers definitely do not reflect that."