It all started seven 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 2019 Gallup Poll sadly reinforced this serious issue, stating that 58% 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. 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 reach more and more students with Stand Tall Events in 2021.