The zero2hero Camp Hero program unleashes the heroes of today to become the leaders of tomorrow by educating, equipping and empowering young people to promote good mental health in their communities.
About Camp Hero
As the first of its kind in Australia, Camp Hero was created in response to a need to provide young people with a space to discover who they are, what they truly value, and how to better support themselves, their peers, and the world around them.
At present, one in four of our young people are facing a mental illness, and although many of those are not sharing it with their parents and teachers, let alone seeking professional help, they are speaking to someone. We surveyed hundreds of teenagers and 87% of them told us that, when they have an issue or something they are dealing with, they speak to a friend first.
This means that for almost 9 in every 10 young people, the first response to a challenge is to ask a friend to help them overcome it. In most instances, this isn’t a problem, however, when the challenge they are facing is something serious, like a mental health issue, the support and solutions that they really need are often hard to come by.
We believe that these statistics present an opportunity, and through Camp Hero, our aim is to arm our young leaders.