10 am AEDT, 27 October 2020
This is an outreach programme directed at the homeless community on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The outreach group are derived from graduates and their carers from the REBOOT Combat Recovery Courses that have been completed in Queensland. The participants are military veterans, first responders, missionaries and their wives and partners who have assisted and supported each person on their journey with PTSD. REBOOT Combat Recovery is a peer led and peer supported course that looks at the elements of PTSD and the effect on the family unit. It was originally written in the USA for their veterans as a 12 week course and brought to Australia by Andy and Zoe Cullen. There have been more than 10 courses completed in Australia, and the 12 week format has been modified to be delivered in 4 days as an intensive course. This model can be used in a face to face group setting and lends itself ideally to the remote format.
Presenters: Paul Davidson, Dave Marrett and Mark Franzi
Paul Davidson is former first responder with 19 years police service; medically retired following injury. Attended the University of Ulster attaining a degree in Physiotherapy immigrating to Australia in September 2009. Currently working as Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant.
Dave Marrett is a pastor with 30 years experience in missionary work mainly in Myanmar. He is a former infantry soldier based in the Northern Territory. Dave works closely with PTSD Resurrected and is the charity pastor.
Mark Franzi is a former army medic who multiple tours to Bougainville. He has worked as a mental health nurse in a psychiatric unit and is currently working as a trainer with a Registered Training Organisation supplying first aid training and training for those entering the Aged Care industry