Education in Zero2Hero Mental Health Program

Zero2Hero staff and children at the mental health and suicide prevention camp.
Zero2Hero staff and children at the mental health and suicide prevention camp.

CASEY Keeley is determined to stop young people falling between the cracks in the health system.

The Beldon resident studied psychology and youth work at university and early in her career noticed young people were not getting adequate education and support when it came to mental health.

“During my prac’ placements and post-uni work I saw so many young people not getting the education and support they needed,” Mrs Keeley said.

“Or only seeking help when they needed acute mental health intervention.

“When I heard about the education Zero2Hero was providing, I had to get involved.”

For the last 18 months, Mrs Keeley has been working at Zero2Hero, which runs innovative programs that teach young people about mental health, mental illness and suicide prevention.

The not-for-profit organisation received a $10,000 grant from Mt Hawthorn Commonwealth Bank staff as part of the 2015 Community Grants program earlier this month.

The grant will help with the cost of Camp Hero, a leadership camp to train and educate 40 students about mental health and suicide prevention.

Visit zero2hero.com.au for more information.