Lee Crockford

Teneriffe, Queensland

Social entrepreneur, mental health advocate

Each day in Australia, six men take their own lives – a statistic as tragic as it is preventable. Lee is passionate about the arts, education and social change, but above all, mental health. The co-founder and CEO of Spur Projects, he and his volunteer team work to break down the barriers that prevent men from taking action for their mental health through innovative, subversive and engaging projects. Despite traditionally focusing on a younger demographic, Lee is using his grant to launch #oldmate, a campaign to connect the community with senior men in order to help improve their mental health. “I want to reduce the rate of suicide amongst older men, but it’s going to take a community approach to do that.”

Lee Crockford