Case studies

I had no training or anything when I became a photographer. I just went to see the Commanding Officer and said, ‘Boss, can I be the unit photographer?’ And he went, ‘Can you take a photo?’

I was a twenty-eight-year-old carpenter when I joined the air force and I was probably a bit naïve about how the rest of the world worked.

Lauren's story highlights the role exercise and nutrition played on her weight loss and wellbeing journey, assisting to manage a long term health diagnosis.

After a tough start, Dave reflects on his life as an Indigenous Vietnam veteran, serving proudly in the Navy, transitioning to civilian life and raising a family in the suburbs of Sydney.

In early 2008, I was diagnosed with a very serious illness called Group A Streptococcus (GAS) Toxic Shock Syndrome Multi-organ Failure in which I was given a 10% survival rate

Being active holds different meanings for different people. For Jeff Wright it means competing with team mates in a number of adaptive sports.

Army soldier looking out to sea

John had been posted to various locations around Australia and was always accompanied by his family. Shortly after posting into a Townsville based Regiment, John was deployed overseas for six months.