tough stuff program

Chevron Tough Stuff

An 8-week resilience-building program combining mental and physical health for young heroes in years 5 and 6.

Chevron Tough Stuff is a program for young heroes to prove to themselves just how tough they are!

Throughout this 8 week program, our facilitators will support each young hero to develop their resilience and improve their confidence and sense of achievement. Participants will complete both physical training and mental coaching to set them up for success, and see them cross the end of program finish line!

How it works:

The program runs over 8-weeks of the school term. Each week participants will complete two running sessions (30-60 minutes each) plus one education session (60 minutes).

Please note that this program is suitable for all fitness levels, and has a strong focus on setting goals and participation.

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This program is proudly supported by our Empowerment Partner, Chevron Australia.

Are you made of Tough Stuff? Register your school for the program.

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Chevron Tough Stuff frequently asked questions

Who delivers the program?

zero2hero and their team of school facilitators will be providing the sessions to schools. Our facilitators all have extensive mental health training and are highly experienced in working with young people.

Meet Brooke
Brooke is our Primary Schools Program Manager and manages the Chevron Tough Stuff program. She has a Bachelor of Primary Education and has been working in Education for over 10 years. Brooke assisted in providing age-specific content for Tough Stuff, tailored to the developmental level and specific needs of primary aged children. She is hugely passionate about youth mental health and empowering young people to be the best versions of themselves. Brooke loves facilitating this program because of the transformative nature of the program and the ability to impact students on a larger scale.

Are parents able to participate in the sessions?

Parents are invited to attend the parent information session which outlines the intentions of the program and what the students will be learning each week. Parents are also invited to attend the 4km run to cheer on their child and celebrate the completion of the program. If you have any questions about the sessions or the content you are always welcome to email our Primary Schools Program Manager at

Are parents able to volunteer?

Yes! There will be several roles for which we will be seeking volunteers. Please ask your child if they are comfortable with you being involved. If you are inclined towards running, you may consider volunteering as a running support.

All volunteers will require a Working With Children Check as well as Police Clearance. zero2hero will assist you with this and reimburse application fees.

When will running training take place?

The workshop and running session will take place on the same day. Check in with the school for when this has been scheduled. We also recommend the at home training guide for you to use once per week with your child. This is in addition to the physical training provided throughout the Tough Stuff program. It is a great tool for you to use to encourage your child to stay active at home or to help your child overcome any qualms they may have about running 4km.

A parent’s positive attitude will help a child who’s reluctant to exercise. This is not mandatory; we understand that opportunities for your child to be active throughout the week may be limited. It is important to note that this program is suitable for all fitness levels and your child will be receiving physical training at school as part of the Chevron Tough Stuff Program.

What does the fun run involve?

This run is the culmination of the goal focus and the achievement of the goal. Students will run a 4km course, on a day chosen by the school. We encourage family and friends to cheer participants on and join us in celebrating their achievement.

How can I register my interest and pay for tough stuff?

If you seek further information about the program, please email

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