Who is Ben?
G’day! I’m Ben Alexander, a retired Australian Rugby player based in Canberra.
But despite all that, I’ve had many mental health challenges, and sharing my struggles in retirement has helped me work through them.
Now I want to help others who are struggling like I did, as many of my struggles were avoidable.
Every Wednesday I publish Transitions, a weekly newsletter about navigating a career change, and share my journey of transitioning from a job I loved.
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In each issue of Transition, I share my experience with depression and how I’m going building a 2nd career. Occasionally, I’ll interview people who’ve had a big impact on my life and explore topics like the influence of Australian sporting culture on our nation's mental health, and the science behind feeling great.
I also write a bit about Rugby, as I think it’s on the way to becoming a game Australians are proud of once again.
Where else can you find me?
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter - @benny_alexander
Instagram - bena1984
Strava - Ben Alexander
For more, check out this old interview with me, my Mum and my old coach Robbie Deans where we talk about my love of food and Rugby.