About Us


Our purpose is to make healthy conversations about mental health more accessible to men by creating a wide range of free & accessible events. In comfortable environment, men are able to connect with other like-minded individuals in a more organic fashion to form authentic relationships which will act as support networks and encourage men to speak up when they are going through a tough time.


Our vision is to help create communites around the country where men can form friendships in healthy environements, solidify those relationships through organised events, and see men's support networks grow organically.


PASSION: Commitment to hearts and minds.

LEADERSHIP: Courage to share a better future.

RESPONSIBILITY: We act with honesty, integrity and thoughtfulness.

IMPACT: We strive to to shape and change individuals and organisations.

GENEROSITY: Pay it forward and lift others up.

SUSTAINABILITY: At all times consider the financial and social sustainability.


The Barstool Brothers was formed in 2019 in a Wollongong Burger Bar called His Boy Elroy, with the idea of creating a safe environment where, at an organised monthly catch up, men could enjoy a free burger in a comfortable setting, conducive to healthy conversations about mental health.

This simple concept was incredibly well received and from there we started hosting multiple events per month, all free to our members to encourage men to further solidify these relationships in an authentic and genuine manner. These events include yoga, bowling, bushwalking, golf, martial arts and more.


This was a question that came up over and over again and truth is, its hard and starts with Educating Hospitality venues in how to manage psychosocial risks in the workplace. The Barstool Project was born. This gender neutral education initiative, formed to train and educate employees in hospitality & tourism venues in mental health awareness and communication, with the aim of improving the baseline education and culture within licensed venues.

We have an opportunity to play a vital role in changing the culture around licensed venues through the delivery of this educational package. The hospitality sector needs to have a collective approach to address poor mental health within our sector and by modifying workplace practices to eliminate dangerous conditions and prevent psychosocial risks and injuries, a significant proportion of mental ill health could thus be prevented.

Services to hospitality venues

Through our education initiative, The Barstool Project, we are able to provide a 90 minute mental health awareness & communication educational package catered towards the hospitality & tourism industries.

Click HERE for more details!

Services to members

We offer a range of events every month free of charge for any men who wish to attend. These events include walks, bowls, golf, yoga, outdoor sports, BBQ's, catch ups over a burger & more.

Everyone is welcome to join our Facebook community for discussions around events, mental wellbeing and support.

Click HERE for more information on upcoming events

  • Lachlan Stevens - Founder

    Lachlan is an experienced operations, change management, tourism and hospitality professional with a proven track record of delivering financial and non-financial objectives within organisations...
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  • Daniel Chin - General Manager

    Daniel has been involved in Barstool Brothers from its formation in 2019. For 19 years, Daniel has been involved in the hospitality industry. This has included working in front of house, management...
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  • Sam Woods - Secretary

    Sam is a financial services professional and the Board Secretary for The Barstool Brothers. After several years in consulting, Sam joined Westpac Banking Corporation where he established himself as an operations...
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  • James Mills - Treasurer

    James has over thirty years of financial, compliance and management accounting experience - coupled with senior managerial skills - derived from a career in professional accounting...
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  • Nichole Sullivan

    Nic is a driven woman who has risen to the top of her field in Psychology, and has a Bachelor or Science, Honours in Psychology and a Masters in Business Administration working with the best businesses...
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  • Graham Lancaster

    Graham was recently appointed to the Board of Barstool Brothers and is a solicitor with over 32 post-admission experience, including more than 25 of those in commercial law and dispute...
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  • Kathryn Conroy

    Kathryn has worked at the highest levels of government along with advising businesses, associations and peak bodies. These roles have required her to use her extensive experience...
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