Haydn Parsons

Haydn has twelve years Army Chaplaincy experience. Haydn’s life experience and education includes having completed a trade as a fitter and machinist; a Bachelor of Theology; spiritual direction formation; and a Master of Arts. He published three books, ‘Beneath a Sea of Masks – A Book of Poetry’; ‘Keeping yourself SAFER – developing habitual resilience and wellbeing practices in the community,’ and ‘The Resilient Fighting Force – developing habitual resilience and wellbeing practices in the military.’ Haydn lives in Brisbane, with his wife and two sons.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.


Life is hard. Keep yourself S.A.F.E.R

Leaders today have the opportunity to guide and influence others in the skills, knowledge and attitude required for a successful soldiering in the profession of Arms. Haydn Parsons believes this involves developing your own resilience first, through the five-point holistic strategy of S.A.F.E.R.

By Haydn Parsons