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October 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - October 12, 2019 @ 1:00 am
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
zero2hero offers a range of camp programs including:
- Camp Hero MHL (Mental Health Leadership)
- Camp Hero SPORTS
- Camp Hero RETREAT
- Camp Hero 2.0 (Business & Entrepreneurship)
If you are interested in any of these programs or having zero2hero run one for your school, club or community group please get in touch.
OUR PREMIERE PROGRAM – CAMP HERO MHL
Camp Hero MHL (Mental Health Leadership) is 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. Camp Hero is a Rite of Passage for teenagers.
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.
THE CAMP HERO MHL PROGRAM
Camp Hero MHL is a 5-day youth leadership training camp that brings together students, mentors, and experts, around the vision of equipping young people to become mental health leaders and ambassadors in their community.
With each camp attended by WA’s most promising Year 10 to 12 students, the program has been designed to cover a wide range of topics that help to develop communication and leadership skills, as well as educate on the facts and fictions around mental health. Each day has a different theme and through tailored workshops, adventure based challenges and peer learning, participants gain the knowledge to support their own mental and physical health, and build the awareness and confidence to support others in doing the same.