Impacted by the loss of Cal Stuart in January 2021 to suicide, The Calzy Foundation is the voice of a young generation – a tribe of energised young activists who have been deeply affected by the mental health crisis. We are ready to create the change that our policymakers are failing to put in place for us. The Calzy Foundation has three core goals:
To campaign for the UK Govt to establish a distinct three-digit emergency mental health number, operated and staffed by professional mental health practitioners, providing an emergency triage and support service referral provision – 365 days a year – 24hrs a day – 7 days a week.
Fundraising activities that enable The Calzy Foundation to offer FREE Mental Health First Response Training to young adults (18-30) – providing tools, resources and strategies to build resilience and to support their own mental health and that of friends, family and colleagues. Our MHFR is CPD certified within a global accreditation programme.
The Calzy Foundation Youth Board are developing a peer-to-peer support framework for young adults bereaved by suicide, which will aim to provide a safe space for sharing lived experiences while helping to destigmatise the discussion and terminology around mental health.