There is probably no sector that is more associated with the ebbs and flows of Men’s Mental Health issues than that of the military. For centuries it was the kernel of male identity, a congregation where men would find purpose and reward. With the evolution of society, propelled by scientific endeavour, this paradigm has slowly and then rapidly been shattered.

Nowadays, governments around the world funnel increasing resources into mental health issues stemming from their own state sanctioned military endeavours. This importance is not lost on, Lieutenant General Peter Leahy, AM, a retired Australian senior officer who was Chief of the Army from 2002 until 2008.

Since leaving the Australian Army, Peter has taken up the Chairmanship at Soldier On Australia, a charitable organisation that provides support and pathways for greater integration for returned Veterans and their families.

We thank Peter for being part of the Manage What Matters initiative.