Spring 2019: Simon’s path to recovery and healing

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“I found calling Lifeline was one of the reasons that saved my life.” Simon

Father of three Simon Gillard was a police officer for 16 years. The horrors he witnessed, such as car accidents, cot-deaths and murders led him to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

It was all too much–Simon tried to take his own life, four times.

One of those times, Simon was brought back from the brink of suicide by a phone call to Lifeline, which he says is one of the reasons he’s still here.

As Simon sought help and started to understand what was happening to him, he made the brave decision to assist others by telling his story. His generosity was also evident when he and his wife had a combined 40th birthday party. They selflessly asked guests to donate to Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland instead of giving gifts, raising 1,500!

One of the key services offered at Wesley Mission is the crisis intervention service, Lifeline, which was created in 1963 by Wesley Mission.

By supporting Wesley Mission, you can ensure people who urgently need specialist help like ours will begin the long path to recovery and healing. Together, will be there for them in their time of need.

Thank you for ensuring our lifesaving help continues for people experiencing mental illness.


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