In this episode we talk with Rob Atkins, Ex- Victoria Police member and co-founder of the first responder support group, Code 9 Foundation.
As a result of years of confronting call-outs, Rob found himself retired prematurely due to ill health and unable to undertake his substantiative role 'on the beat'.
Rob’s daily life was filled with nightmares, flashbacks, distress, and crippling anxiety. Talk therapy and medication had varying effects to empty Rob's cumulative trauma bucket, and he eventually found himself broken and void of all hope. That is until, man’s best friend, a therapy dog by the name of Jimmy, came in to help restore Rob’s quality of life and give some light at the end of the tunnel.
Listen in to hear how Rob’s life has changed since meeting his furry best mate, Jimmy.
For more info about Code 9 Foundation, visit the website.