Complementing the Walk, is the Heart 2 Heart Walk Podcast. Hosted by Matt U’Brien; a former NSW Police Sergeant and Fire & Rescue NSW Firefighter, with an operational career of over 25 years, specialising in rescue, bomb disposal, operational support group, general duties and firefighting.
Matt converted a 1968 Franklin caravan (called ‘Dolly’) into a mobile podcast studio, he also captures amazing stories literally wherever they stop throughout the journey. A long distance walk to raise awareness around First Responder Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Premature Mortality. The Podcast will cover everything from amazing stories of Police and Emergency Services workers right through to academic researchers looking at the issues related to mental health of Australia's First Responders.
A recent episode with Peter Forbes, former Australian Federal Police (AFP) Officer, is a great insight into one of the walkers taking part.
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