Tough Stuff FAQs

What is Zero2Hero?

zero2hero is a WA-based not-for-profit dedicated to improving mental health and developing resilience along young people. We aim to educate, engage and empower mental health heroes in the community. We deliver school programs and camps that increase the understanding of mental health, mental health issues and the  mental health services among children and young people.

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 – primary@zero2hero.com.au

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.

Who delivers the program?

zero2hero and their team of workshop facilitators will be providing growth sessions and coaching.  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 at zero2hero. She has 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 is excited to facilitate Tough Stuff because of the transformative nature of the program and the ability to impact students on a larger scale.

Meet Liv

Liv attended Camp Hero in 2016 and due to the knowledge, she gained, Liv became passionate about supporting herself, to support those around her. Liv is currently studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at the University of Notre Dame. Learning is one of Liv’s core values and she strongly believes it is imperative that young people are educated on mental health awareness from an early age which is why she is so excited to be facilitating Tough Stuff!

Meet Abbey

Abbey Glenister is currently studying a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) (Honours) at Curtin University whilst working as a personal trainer and being part of the zero2hero team.

Abbey has always been passionate about educating and helping others, particularly in regard to mental health after losing her father to suicide in 2006. She has also endured her own battles with mental illness and uses her lived experience to support and inspire others.

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 Tough Stuff Program

What does the Fun Run involve?

This run is the culmination of the goal focus and the achievement of the goal.  Children will run a 4km course in the area, on a day chosen by the school.  We encourage family and friends to cheer participants on and join us in celebrating their achievement.  More details will be provided during the program.

How can I register my interest and pay for Tough Stuff?

If you seek further information about the program, please contact Brooke Triplett our Primary Schools Program Manager on 0414011262 or email at primary@zero2hero.com.au 

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