ABC’s Space 22 convinces on art therapy

Bringing seven strangers together in artist-led group therapy unveils encouraging results in this six-part series hosted by Natalie Bassingthwaighte.

When the infamous Cronulla Riots erupted in December 2005, beaming brutal scenes of racially motivated violence around the world, the fate of police officer Craig Campbell caught public attention.

He had gone into bat, literally, for two young men with a Middle Eastern background and was initially praised for his actions until NSW Police deemed that he had used excessive force in beating back the white mob intent on murdering them. The aftermath led to Campbell experiencing a mental health crisis and leaving the force with chronic PTSD in 2009.

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