Spur Projects is an evolving idea: We believe that to tackle the rate of suicide amongst men in Australia, bold new approaches to suicide prevention are required.
We produce a wide range of innovative mental health projects that give men with the resources, skills and language they need in order to take positive action for their mental health.
We know that the risk of suicide diminishes drastically when people have help and support. For many men, however, there are a range of barriers to taking action for their mental health.
That needs to change, and we exist to change that.
With 20% of Australians experiencing mental health issues in any given 12 month period2, we know that it’s an issue that affects us all.1 Causes of Death ABS, 2012
We give men the resources to take control of their mental health before the tough-times come.
We have simple, accessible, non-clinical, action-oriented conversations about mental health.
We engage people without them even realising it's for their mental health.
All projects involve active participation, rather than passive observation
Different demographics require different approaches and mediums.
Our projects connect people and use harness the power of groups.
7 Days. 7 Continents.
7 Million Participants. 70 Million Emotions.
Men aged 80+ suicide at a rate twice the national average.
Just one hour can change that.
In bars and cafes across the world,
people gather to share their stories of failure
1,000,000 commitments to positive mental health
We don't need to redefine masculinity.
We need to undefine it.
Think talking about how you’re feeling is challenging?
Try not talking at all.
What would it mean if we knew exaclty how people were feeling and when?
12 Aussie Comedians. 12 Aussie Bands. 12 Songs about mental health.
This is great! I lost a very close friend to suicide just a few short years ago. I hope these projects reach and change lives. Keep up the great work.
I f*cking love this!!!! I'm going to talk about this with everyone I know.
This saved me 6 months ago. Things haven't really changed since then but my perspective has, and I'm happier now. Thank you.