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1st October 2021 | Read Time: 2 minutes

zero2hero welcomes ‘Empowerment Partner’ Chevron Australia

zero2hero welcomes Chevron Australia as our Empowerment Partner. Chevron Australia has committed AUD$1.5 million to zero2hero over the next three years, enabling us to reach more young people on a much larger scale, with the aim to empower an additional 30,000 young mental health ambassadors by 2024.

This partnership launched during mental health week, with our CEO Ashlee Harrison noting that “this year’s theme – mental health starts with our children – is a poignant reminder of the current challenges faced by 1 in 4 young Australians”.

Suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44 and 75% of mental health problems emerge before the age of 25, meaning funding prevention is crucial. Ashlee continued, “Chevron’s investment in our mental health programs will help positively impact and empower 30,000 young Western Australian’s over three years – ultimately saving young lives”.

Chief medical officer Dr Max Hills said Chevron Australia was proud to join zero2hero as Empowerment Partner, “We asked our people where they’d like to make a difference in our local community and there was a clear passion for mental health,” said Hills. “Together with zero2hero, we hope to make a real and lasting impact to the community by sharing positive mental health messages with young people, parents and teachers across the state.”

Chevron’s partnership will see zero2hero deliver three state-wide mental health programs, designed to build compassion and resilience in young Western Australians.

 These include:
  • Chevron humanKIND – a 12-month school-based program designed to increase the compassion and wellbeing within a school or community group.
  • Chevron Tough Stuff – an eight-week school-based resilience building program designed for participants aged 10-12 years.
  • Camp Hero Chevron – a five-day mental health leadership program for 40 student leaders aged 15-18 years.