Ben – aka Mr. T – graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours). Since then he has worked in the education sector, being employed in both the private and public systems throughout New South Wales and across the ditch with our friends in New Zealand. During his teaching career, Ben developed a strong interest in student wellbeing, ultimately leading him to become an advocate for youth mental health. Ben comes to batyr armed with a wealth of experience, which will contribute to the growth of the batyr@school programs. Outside of work, Ben enjoys the great outdoors, from the ocean to the mountains. He also loves sport, music, food, art, travel, TV shows and coffee- probs too much coffee if he is being honest. Ben’s ultimate goal is to smash the stigma (and a few weights) and shift the perception of mental health within the community.