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Craig Hamilton

Craig has written two books on his experiences on recovery from serious mental illness , anxiety and depression. In 2004 Random House published his best selling first book Broken Open which to date has sold over 35,000 copies. In 2012 Allen and Unwin published his second book A Better Life which provides a great insight into the road to recovery and ongoing improved mental health and wellbeing.

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Craig Hamilton Travels from NSW
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Craig Hamilton's Biography

Craig started his career as a broadcaster with ABC Radio in 1994. Since then he has covered Rugby League, Rugby Union and cricket at international level as a commentator.

 

Craig is probably best known as a member of the "Grandstand" Rugby League commentary and has worked on the past 17 Grand Finals, State of Origin series and a number of Test Matches.

 

Craig was born and raised in the Hunter Valley town of Singleton and spent 16 years working as an underground coalminer in the Newcastle area before embarking on a radio career fulltime in 1999. In 1991 Craig represented the Newcastle and NSW Country cricket teams, and played against the touring Sri Lankan team.

 

In the year 2000, on the eve of the Sydney Olympic Games where he had been assigned to work as a broadcaster, Craig experienced a psychotic episode and was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Craig spent 12 days in hospital and once he recovered, set out to create awareness of mental health and also break down the stigma that surrounds those that suffer from mental health issues.

 

He has since become one of Australia's most high profile and most sought-after speakers on mental health awareness, lifestyle, overcoming adversity and work/life balance.

 

Craig has written two books on his experiences on recovery from serious mental illness , anxiety and depression. In 2004 Random House published his best selling first book Broken Open which to date has sold over 35,000 copies.

 

In 2012 Allen and Unwin published his second book A Better Life which provides a great insight into the road to recovery and ongoing improved mental health and wellbeing. It has become a best seller.

 

In sharing his story and experiences he offers hope to others.