Jack Jones, program director at the Banksia Project which trains facilitators to run ‘growth rooms’ where groups of mates can provide each other peer support through life’s challenges, uncertainties and triumphs.
Ian Westmoreland, founder of Mentoring Men, a project that trains volunteer male mentors and then pairs them with men who are seeking a mentor.
Steven Gamble, founder of Man Anchor, a grassroots mental health and wellbeing project that works to create opportunities for discussion, education and action of the mental health issues that impact men.
Jon Morgan works for the Marcus Mission, a project that provides men with practical tools to navigate life’s difficult times and support others to do the same.
Mark Burns who founded The Man Walk, which provides regular opportunities for men to get together to walk, talk and support each other. The Man Walk started in Wollongong and rapidly spread to more than 70 sites across Australia and internationally.
David Pointon and Ben Huges, co-founders of The Men’s Table, a program that builds belonging, community, peer support and camaraderie for men through monthly dinner meetings. The concept began in Sydney and is spreading around Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Thomas Docking, founder, Dads Group Inc.
Mitch Mcpherson, founder, SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY.
Jeremy Forbes, co-founder of HALT (Hope Assistance Local Tradies), a Victorian painter and decorator by trade who now works to raise awareness of mental health among local tradies.
Jeremy Edwards who co-founded INATT (I’m Not Afraid To Talk) with a group of local footy players in Whyalla, South Australia with the aim of challenging the stereotype that men don’t talk about their mental health.
Wayne Taylor, a Queensland plumber who founded Average Joes which runs meet-up groups for men to connect through conversation, shared experiences and having a laugh together.
Dan Allen, Co-Founder, Trade Mutt.
Sam Webb, Co-Founder, LIVIN.
Professor Barry Golding AM, Professor (Adjunct) in adult and community education of Federation University Australia and winner of the 2013 Australian Men’s Shed Association ‘Ted Donnelly Award’ for his ‘outstanding contribution to the Men’s Shed movement’.