As a movement of creative young activists, we are rising up with a common goal and voice – calling out for change that will support the meant health well-being and resilience of our young generation.
The Calzy Foundation is driven by our core values.
We are the friends and family of Cal and others like Cal. We work together as a community, we help each other. We recognise that we all struggle with our mental health, and seek to move away from individualistic ways of living in society.
We are strong and to the point, we are impactful and offer solutions as opposed to just explaining problems. We seek to create actionable change for the benefit of the wider society.
We respect everyone in our community and treat people so. People trust us and feel safe being part of the Calzy Tribe. We know what we’re talking about and back up our activism with research. We listen as much as we are thought-leaders.
We seek creative and out-of-the-box solutions to make the world a better place – for mind and body. Cal was a creative soul and his creativity lives on in our passion for change.
We are open, honest and real when it comes to discussing the topic of suicide and mental health. We won’t veil our message in ‘politically correct language’, we are direct in our communication. We are truth-tellers and don’t hide from difficult conversations.
We are encouraging, we are hopeful and we are optimistic about the future. We believe that a better future is possible for all, regardless of background or circumstance.
Calzy Foundation is for, led, and driven by young people. THEIR voice. THEIR shout. THEIR need.
Our Calzy Foundation Youth Board – is a committed group of young people – many drawn from Cal’s friendship group – others who are simply compelled and inspired by Cal’s story, to make a difference. They are actively driving the aims and objectives of The Calzy Foundation. Only this way can the Foundation ensure it is campaigning truly on the behalf of our young generation.
It is the voice and demand of young people impacted by the trauma or crisis in their own mental health or by peer suicide, 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 with our Calzy Foundation Youth Board – please message us here – using subject heading ‘Youth board’.