It all started six years ago with the overwhelming challenge of directly addressing the increasingly high incidence of mental health issues in young people, with one in four secondary students suffering from significant psychological problems. The 2016 Gallup Poll sadly reinforced this serious issue, stating that 55% of secondary students in Australia don't have any hope for the future. The Stand Tall event was created to provide hope to thousands of secondary school students via an annual live event in Sydney, which brings together teenagers from a diversity of schools within a 250 kilometre radius of the city. Here they are touched by stories told by national and international speakers who have overcome severe adversities to lead extraordinary lives. From research undertaken on this event, it is evident Stand Tall is meeting the challenge and helping to change the mindset of these young people. We're raising funds to bring more students to Stand Tall in 2021, and hopefully continue to continue our reach both nationally and internationally!