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Simon Gillard

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Simon Gillard was a police officer for fifteen years, before being invalided out of the force with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He is now an advocate for others with PTSD in the emergency services and community.

New Zealand-born Libby Harkness has lived and worked as a journalist, editor and writer in Australia for more than 40 years. She has most recently written Everything to Live For with Turia Pitt, Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant with Owen Beddall and The Widow with Nolan Duncan. Libby lives in Sydney.

Books by Simon Gillard

Life Sentence

How a dream job became a nightmare

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PTSD survival tips

Ten coping strategies from Simon Gillard’s Life Sentence.