Ashlee Harrison is the 2016 Young Western Australian of the Year. She was recognised for her role as the CEO & Founder of mental health charity; zero2hero Inc. Over the past 10 years, zero2hero has become widely recognised and respected for their programs and work in the youth mental health and suicide prevention space.
Today, Ashlee leads a team of 6 staff and hundreds of volunteers to impact more than 22,000 young West Australian’s from more than 100 WA High Schools every year.
“Social media has benefited my life and my business in many ways, however it has also caused many issues for me and my friends. I am fortunate that social media did not exist in its current form when I was young, therefore I am incredibly glad that a platform like DiGii is available for young people today and eventually my daughters. Learning first-hand how to use social media is crucial when supporting young people’s mental health and wellbeing.”– Ashlee Harrison