Students Unite for Mental Health

Pictured: Event MC David Castelanelli

Over 450 students from 60 Perth schools gathered today at ‘In Your Head 2017’, a youth mental health forum for young people.

The event was organised by WA-based not-for-profit organisation, zero2hero. The zero2hero team envisions a world where mental illness is dealt with openly and treated as a normal part of everyday life.

The students who gathered at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre heard numerous keynote presenters, including retired Fremantle Dockers AFL captain Matthew Pavlich. A panel discussion included other Fremantle Dockers personalities Lachie Neale, Paul Hasleby and team psychologist Kim Mercer.

Elective workshops addressed topics such as body image, drug use, sexuality and exam stress.

For more information on programs run by zero2hero go to