2012 Pride of Australia Award

On the 8th of September 2012 Steve Andrews was awarded the WA Pride of Australia Medal (Community Spirit) for his tireless and inspirational work raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention.

"Steve Andrews founded Black Dog Ride in 2009 following the suicides of his own mother and best mate's wife. His courageous resolve to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention has seen him complete a solo motorbike ride around Australia and coordinate 5 National Rides with thousands of Australians participating. Steve's inspired determination has motivated Australians to raise over $500,000 for mental health services and fostered a culture of mental health awareness around the nation."

Read the Black Dog Ride Blog about the Award ceremony here (includes YouTube video).