Nathan Bolton was a Special Operations Engineer deploying twice to Afghanistan as part of the Australian Special Forces. He worked alongside some of the toughest and most elite soldiers in the world, supporting the Commandos and the SAS as they landed time and time again into hostile enemy territory. After his second tour, the stress and the pressure of the job was a heavy burden on Nathan and he was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depression. A battle that almost took his life. But the soldier in Nathan kept fighting and through years of hard work and a firm belief in a better life, Nathan made a profound recovery. He now shares his incredible story, reminding us that even in our darkest hour, when all hope seems lost, recovery is possible.
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We all face challenges. For some, they will take it on the chin, grow from the experience and move forwarded. For others, it will stop them dead in their tracks and become a challenge that’s unable to be overcome. How we navigate this moment will display more strength of character than any great accomplishment or deed.
Nathan discusses his rise and fall, the impact of mental health and the freedom he found within vulnerability
Bring a contemporary soldier’s voice into the classroom as Nathan shares his experiences on the front line, informing, entertaining and inspiring the students.
Open up the discussion and make learning about Australia’s involvement in war something fun to remember.
Nathan offers the students to try on the very kit he fought, for them to better understand what it means to be a soldier.