Calzy Foundation is for, led and driven by young people. We need YOUR voice. YOUR shout. YOUR need.
We aim to establish a ‘Youth Board’ – young people driving the aims and objectives of The Calzy Foundation. Only this way can the Foundation ensure it is campaigning truly on their behalf.
The Calzy Foundation is campaigning for more visible and accessible peer-to-peer / friendship group support provision – and it is the voice and demand of young people impacted by trauma or crisis in their mental health or within their peer group that can actively drive the agenda for change.
Let us move away from assuming we always know what is best for young people – let them tell us what support THEY need in times of crisis.
If you would like to get involved – please message us here– using subject heading ‘Youth board’.
‘Mind: YOUR Language’
Research into the language used by young people suffering mental health trauma or crisis, when asked to define how they are feeling right now.
We want to capture the language, terms, words and phrases that young people use when describing how they are feeling emotionally – and in particular – when talking about their mental and emotional state. This way we can better and more intuitively signpost young people to the most appropriate support they need at THAT time!.
Often – a list of helplines is not the answer. By better understanding the language used – we can interpret via machine learning, data mining and AI – the right support at the right time – be that emergency intervention or longer-term mentoring or counselling support.
We aim to engage young people (14-25) – across the widest demographic spectrum in the study and invite research partners; interested stakeholders and corporate partners to work with us on this important project.
For more information or to express interest in participating in this research project:click here
Campaigning for increased accessible peer-to-peer / friendship group support for young people suffering from trauma or crisis in their mental health.
This campaign will focus on highlighting peer-to-peer / friendship group support as a key resource for young people suffering mental health trauma or crisis – especially where impacted by peer group suicide.
We want to increase the visibility and ease of access to peer-to-peer support – as an alternative to the traditional helpline offer. Our experience of talking to Cal’s peer group is that what they really need is a relatable group where they can feel ‘understood’ and a sense of collective share and heal with trusted friends and peers of their own age group.
This campaign will start with a review of current peer group support services; where they are; how they work; where are the gaps…
Pleasecontact usif you would like to support us in this important campaign.