feature empowering young mental health ambassadors with zero2hero

 

Protecting our people is at the heart of everything we do at Chevron Australia, and we know mental health and wellbeing is an important and ongoing conversation.

We recently committed AUD$1.5 million to mental health organisation zero2hero, supporting the delivery of resilience and compassion building programs for young Western Australians.

As Empowerment Partner, Chevron Australia will assist zero2hero to empower nearly 30,000 young mental health ambassadors by 2024 through the delivery of three state-wide programs, with a focus on mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

Aligned with World Mental Health Day on October 10, zero2hero chief executive officer Ashlee Harrison said this year’s West Australian Mental Health Week theme – mental health starts with our children – is a poignant reminder of the current challenges faced by 1 in 4 young Australians.

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what advice would you give your younger self?

if you could go back and give your younger self some advice about mental health, what would you say?

Aligned with World Mental Health Day on October 10, zero2hero chief executive officer Ashlee Harrison said this year’s West Australian Mental Health Week theme – mental health starts with our children – is a poignant reminder of the current challenges faced by 1 in 4 young Australians.

“zero2hero is working to solve the current mental health and suicide crisis in Australia by providing authentic, real opportunities for young people to connect with themselves and each other, understand their own needs and learn how to ask for help,” said Harrison.

“We believe that open communication can see mental health challenges effectively managed, and suicide prevented.

"Immediate action is needed and this contribution from Chevron Australia will allow our organisation to educate and empower young people on a much larger scale."

Ashlee Harrison

Chief executive officer, zero2hero

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 Dr 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.”