Sam Bailey is a beef producer from Cropper Creek. He’s been through the wringer after a motor vehicle accident when he was 19 left him a quadriplegic. Sam shares some strategies which have prevented him from sliding into depression, keeping his head above water and maintaining a positive mindset. It's a ripper episode! Sam’s now got an ambitious goal to become the first quadriplegic in the world to fly a helicopter. You’ll love his story. Have a listen!


The advice in this podcast is of a general nature, and not an excuse for not seeing your GP or medical professional. There are some handy links over at the Mate helping Mate website to learn more about resources you can access. If you need to talk to someone right now give Lifeline a call on 13 11 14.

We’re bloody grateful for all the support we’ve received to make this podcast possible, including the show’s sponsors, our mates at The DPI, Rural resilience program and the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN).

The Department of Primary Industries and their Rural Resilience team work with primary producers to build personal and family resilience, which is essential to withstand the challenges rural life and farm based businesses have. They listen, learn and link rural communities, families and individuals to the best-suited services.

The Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN), through the Empower Our Communities Grant, is the government’s way of walking the talk and demonstrating their commitment to supporting families and communities living with the impacts of drought, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing.

This podcast is by Room3, a production company that work with charities and for-purpose organisations. 

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