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Disrupt Stereotypes

Let boys cry when they need to. The foundation's focus is on breaking Aussie macho gender stereotypes.

Build Emotional Support Networks

Together, we can help boys build emotional muscles so that they can go through their lives with resilience.

Talk Deeply and Get Good Help

We urgently need to stop the increasing rate of young male suicide. We can do this by focusing on early intervention.

Live Fully

With your donation, we can run workshops to help boys build emotional resilience and prevent them from ending their lives.

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With your donation, the KEF Supports Tomorrow Man workshops :

Building Resilience, Self-Confidence, Peer support and the Courage to Speak up

Suicide is now the biggest killer of men aged between 19 and 45. Twelve men are lost due to suicide each day. Our hope is to reduce this number. Having lost Kai, we'll always wonder what we could have done differently. The only conclusion is that there was little else we could have done when Kai reached crisis point. We wish there had been some early intervention available before he reached that point of no return.

At KEF, we support a peer-based program for young men, which helps to erase the tough macho stereotype associated with our Australian men. The program provides them with skills to build emotional muscles so that they can navigate mental illness and crises they will inevitably endure in life. It is a vital piece of education that is not available in our schools today.

Your donation will go directly to support the delivery of the program.

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Let's Break Male Gender Stereotypes & Help them Build Emotional Resilience

With your donation, Kai-Fella can deliver engaging and immersive workshops in school settings where boys can talk about their challenges without any judgement. The workshops provide them with strategies to build resilience with peer support.

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Men are at least three times more likely
to die by suicide than women.

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Did you know?

Every day in Australia, almost six men die by suicide.

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This local legend Tristan Gorey swam a solo Rottnest swim earlier this year - despite seasickness and the incredible endurance required - he finished the swim after raising $2300 for the KEF. A huge thanks to both Tristan and @the.athletex team for supporting men’s mental health and the choose kind project ❤️🌈❤️

This local legend Tristan Gorey swam a solo Rottnest swim earlier this year - despite seasickness and the incredible endurance required - he finished the swim after raising $2300 for the KEF. A huge thanks to both Tristan and @the.athletex team for supporting men’s mental health and the choose kind project ❤️🌈❤️ ...

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Amid these crazy times - there are still people giving .. thanks CBC 🌈great work guys xx $1000 dollars for a great shave !

Amid these crazy times - there are still people giving .. thanks CBC 🌈great work guys xx $1000 dollars for a great shave ! ...

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Repost • @mycause.com.au 
Daniel has struggled with his mental health throughout his life and lived an unhealthy lifestyle. He realised he needed a change, ordered a Penny Farthing bike and planned to ride across Australia with the hope that it would heal his mind and body.

As he journeys across the country, Daniel has also been fundraising for mental health charities. So far he has raised over $12,600! All the money Daniel raises will be split between @beyondblueofficial, @headspace_aus, @livinorg, @lifeline_wa, @thekaieardleyfoundation and @happiness__co. 
https://buff.ly/38MsyV4

Do you want to fundraise for a challenge or adventure? Start at www.mycause.com.au 
#itsmycause #charity #cause #help #love #support #donate #donation #fundraise #fundraising #crowdfunding #challenge #adventure #bikeride

Repost • @mycause.com.au
Daniel has struggled with his mental health throughout his life and lived an unhealthy lifestyle. He realised he needed a change, ordered a Penny Farthing bike and planned to ride across Australia with the hope that it would heal his mind and body.

As he journeys across the country, Daniel has also been fundraising for mental health charities. So far he has raised over $12,600! All the money Daniel raises will be split between @beyondblueofficial, @headspace_aus, @livinorg, @lifeline_wa, @thekaieardleyfoundation and @happiness__co.
https://buff.ly/38MsyV4

Do you want to fundraise for a challenge or adventure? Start at www.mycause.com.au
#itsmycause #charity #cause #help #love #support #donate #donation #fundraise #fundraising #crowdfunding #challenge #adventure #bikeride
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Another solo swim legend at this years Rottnest Swim donating $625 to the KEF❤️legendary effort @jonny__kay 🌈

Another solo swim legend at this years Rottnest Swim donating $625 to the KEF❤️legendary effort @jonny__kay 🌈 ...

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More amazing support from local functional fitness gym-Athlete X -demonstrating that there is kindness in all of us -a huge thank you xx 🌈❤️

More amazing support from local functional fitness gym-Athlete X -demonstrating that there is kindness in all of us -a huge thank you xx 🌈❤️ ...

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Repost• @tomorrowman_au 
Do you remember your first week at a new school? Do you remember trying to fit in? Did you keep a low profile and do your best not to stand out? Because that’s what I did. ⁠
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There was one young lad at Boyup Brook District High School who did the exact opposite. This was his first week at a new school, having just moved to Australia. He voiced his opinion early, challenging the stereotype that men are supposed to hide their emotions. He opened up, he talked and he led the conversation within the room. ⁠
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I was surprised when I learnt that it was only his second day at the school. He showed an emotional maturity far beyond his years, and when I asked, “How do we remedy the horrific statistics that are killing us too young?” He responded with ease, “We need to talk.” ⁠
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When a young bloke like this has the confidence to step up and talk, the rest of the boys in the room learn something. They see how powerful it is to open up, they see the strength in talking about difficult times in their lives. ⁠
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This young man led the way and allowed the rest of the room to follow by talking and sharing their experiences. It sounds easy because he made it sound easy. This is what leading with strength looks like - being the first to talk, to open up, to share. - Rhett⁠
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Thanks to our incredible funders at @thekaieardleyfoundation for making this workshop possible. 🙏🏻

Repost• @tomorrowman_au
Do you remember your first week at a new school? Do you remember trying to fit in? Did you keep a low profile and do your best not to stand out? Because that’s what I did. ⁠
·⁠
There was one young lad at Boyup Brook District High School who did the exact opposite. This was his first week at a new school, having just moved to Australia. He voiced his opinion early, challenging the stereotype that men are supposed to hide their emotions. He opened up, he talked and he led the conversation within the room. ⁠
·⁠
I was surprised when I learnt that it was only his second day at the school. He showed an emotional maturity far beyond his years, and when I asked, “How do we remedy the horrific statistics that are killing us too young?” He responded with ease, “We need to talk.” ⁠
·⁠
When a young bloke like this has the confidence to step up and talk, the rest of the boys in the room learn something. They see how powerful it is to open up, they see the strength in talking about difficult times in their lives. ⁠
·⁠
This young man led the way and allowed the rest of the room to follow by talking and sharing their experiences. It sounds easy because he made it sound easy. This is what leading with strength looks like - being the first to talk, to open up, to share. - Rhett⁠
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Thanks to our incredible funders at @thekaieardleyfoundation for making this workshop possible. 🙏🏻
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Join CBC, North Fremantle football club and Lisa O’Malley MLA Member for Bicton on Saturday the 28th of March for the 2020 Kai Fella Cup. 
The annual Kai Fella Cup is an opportunity for us to get together and remember Kai Eardley, a much loved player of both North Freo and CBC football clubs and great mate to many. It also presents an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for mental health. 
All funds raised will be donated to The Kai Eardley Foundation.

With 2 fierce rivals North Fremantle FC and CBC FC coming head to head for the first time in 2020 this is a day at the footy you won't want to miss! 
Game times:
Colts: 8.30 - 10.30 am 
Lower grades: 10.30 -12.30pm
A reserves: 12.30-2.30pm 
A grade: 2.30-5pm
Life Members and Past Players: 5-6pm

Entry is by gold coin donation.
Make sure to keep an eye out for volunteers collecting donations & selling tickets for our raffle (don't forget to bring cash)

The bar will be open and we will be serving food and drinks all day- Be sure to join us after the final game to celebrate in the club rooms. 
We can't wait to see you there!

Join CBC, North Fremantle football club and Lisa O’Malley MLA Member for Bicton on Saturday the 28th of March for the 2020 Kai Fella Cup.
The annual Kai Fella Cup is an opportunity for us to get together and remember Kai Eardley, a much loved player of both North Freo and CBC football clubs and great mate to many. It also presents an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for mental health.
All funds raised will be donated to The Kai Eardley Foundation.

With 2 fierce rivals North Fremantle FC and CBC FC coming head to head for the first time in 2020 this is a day at the footy you won't want to miss!
Game times:
Colts: 8.30 - 10.30 am
Lower grades: 10.30 -12.30pm
A reserves: 12.30-2.30pm
A grade: 2.30-5pm
Life Members and Past Players: 5-6pm

Entry is by gold coin donation.
Make sure to keep an eye out for volunteers collecting donations & selling tickets for our raffle (don't forget to bring cash)

The bar will be open and we will be serving food and drinks all day- Be sure to join us after the final game to celebrate in the club rooms.
We can't wait to see you there!
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Can’t thank this team enough for supporting the KEF 🌈.. I continue to be humbled by the generosity of the community xx thank you so much x

Can’t thank this team enough for supporting the KEF 🌈.. I continue to be humbled by the generosity of the community xx thank you so much x ...

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💥 Raising money for @thekaieardleyfoundation 💥
Reposted from @ringsideboxingfitness Just a couple more places are available for May FightNight !
Novice - Am - Pro, men and women.
Email poosiecat@hotmail.com 
Places are limited so if you ever considered living the life of a pro boxer for 8 weeks and challenging yourself with possibly our Last Ever Event ..... get in the ring Now!🥊🥊
Raising $ to help prevent men’s suicide 💙💙
#perthboxing #challenge #lifechanging #suicideprevention #perthwesternaustralia @perth @perthwesternaustralia @thekaieardleyfoundation #mensuicideprevention #preventsuicide @pcec @ringsideboxingfitness #boxing

💥 Raising money for @thekaieardleyfoundation 💥
Reposted from @ringsideboxingfitness Just a couple more places are available for May FightNight !
Novice - Am - Pro, men and women.
Email poosiecat@hotmail.com
Places are limited so if you ever considered living the life of a pro boxer for 8 weeks and challenging yourself with possibly our Last Ever Event ..... get in the ring Now!🥊🥊
Raising $ to help prevent men’s suicide 💙💙
#perthboxing #challenge #lifechanging #suicideprevention #perthwesternaustralia @perth @perthwesternaustralia @thekaieardleyfoundation #mensuicideprevention #preventsuicide @pcec @ringsideboxingfitness #boxing
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Thanks @rificimarisa and @rossandgalloway for your generous donation to the @thekaieardleyfoundation - you guys are legends 🌈☺️

Thanks @rificimarisa and @rossandgalloway for your generous donation to the @thekaieardleyfoundation - you guys are legends 🌈☺️ ...

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A huge thank you to everyone who purchased a T-Shirt in support of our bushfire fundraising appeal.🌈
We have donated a total of $500 to WIRES 🐨💙 A message from the WIRES website “Your generosity will make a significant difference by helping us in our work to assist wildlife impacted by bushfires and drought. Tiny 'Busby' is one survivor of the recent fires. He was rescued as an orphaned and suffering burnt paws and is safely in care with a WIRES volunteer and doing well. 
Much of our work will be in the aftermath of the fires in the weeks and for many months to come as active firegrounds become safely accessible to our volunteers and we can search for survivors. In addition we sadly expect to be rescuing many animals suffering from loss of habitat which goes hand in hand with food shortages and malnourishment.

Your contribution will be a massive help in our efforts to assist those animals.

Please know that we are committed to improving outcomes for native animals and that we act with integrity and use donations wisely.”

A huge thank you to everyone who purchased a T-Shirt in support of our bushfire fundraising appeal.🌈
We have donated a total of $500 to WIRES 🐨💙 A message from the WIRES website “Your generosity will make a significant difference by helping us in our work to assist wildlife impacted by bushfires and drought. Tiny 'Busby' is one survivor of the recent fires. He was rescued as an orphaned and suffering burnt paws and is safely in care with a WIRES volunteer and doing well.
Much of our work will be in the aftermath of the fires in the weeks and for many months to come as active firegrounds become safely accessible to our volunteers and we can search for survivors. In addition we sadly expect to be rescuing many animals suffering from loss of habitat which goes hand in hand with food shortages and malnourishment.

Your contribution will be a massive help in our efforts to assist those animals.

Please know that we are committed to improving outcomes for native animals and that we act with integrity and use donations wisely.”
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This absolute legend is riding from Brisbane to Perth on a Pennyfarther to raise money and awareness for mental health! 
The Kai Eardley Fund was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the organisations he is supporting - give his page a follow to keep up with his journey 👌🏻 Repost from @happymondayco_ G’day Legends,

Happy Monday! 
In case it’s not clear enough what I’m up to yet, here’s a walking, talking explanation.

Hope you have a bloody good day!
Song - @michaeldunstan_ - An Open Road
📽 @we.xst / @zacwhiteee

This absolute legend is riding from Brisbane to Perth on a Pennyfarther to raise money and awareness for mental health!
The Kai Eardley Fund was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the organisations he is supporting - give his page a follow to keep up with his journey 👌🏻 Repost from @happymondayco_ G’day Legends,

Happy Monday!
In case it’s not clear enough what I’m up to yet, here’s a walking, talking explanation.

Hope you have a bloody good day!
Song - @michaeldunstan_ - An Open Road
📽 @we.xst / @zacwhiteee
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The tide is changing for men young and old, and the outdated stereotype is leaving some of our mates, dads, sons, uncles, teammates, workmates and brothers stranded without the tools to live a healthy life.

It’s time we got in a room to have a no holds barred, honest, open conversation about the state of man; face the stats and create a space to explore how we can look after ourselves, our mates and families better while carving out our own version of the Aussie man. 
Join us for an engaging and impactful two hours of casual and honest conversation exploring where traditional masculinity has taken us and what tomorrow’s man might look like.

Arrive at 6:30 pm for a free burger, event starts at 7:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm.

16 years+ (under 16 years supervised) men only event

This FREE Tomorrow Man event is proudly brought to you by The Kai Eardley Foundation, Boyup Brook Comhat.

For more information contact: workshops@tomorrowman.com.au

The tide is changing for men young and old, and the outdated stereotype is leaving some of our mates, dads, sons, uncles, teammates, workmates and brothers stranded without the tools to live a healthy life.

It’s time we got in a room to have a no holds barred, honest, open conversation about the state of man; face the stats and create a space to explore how we can look after ourselves, our mates and families better while carving out our own version of the Aussie man.
Join us for an engaging and impactful two hours of casual and honest conversation exploring where traditional masculinity has taken us and what tomorrow’s man might look like.

Arrive at 6:30 pm for a free burger, event starts at 7:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm.

16 years+ (under 16 years supervised) men only event

This FREE Tomorrow Man event is proudly brought to you by The Kai Eardley Foundation, Boyup Brook Comhat.

For more information contact: workshops@tomorrowman.com.au
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Proud to be supporting such an amazing program 🌈

Reposted from @tomorrowman_au 
The energy of the lads at Kogarah High School, considering it’s the end of the year, was insane!! I nearly lost my voice, constantly telling the fellas, “Just one at a time! One at a time!” But it was so fun because these lads had so much to say and really wanted to get involved.⁠
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One fella spoke about his 16-year-old neighbour taking his life last year, “we’d been on a bike ride a week before, I still don’t get it, his family and mine were crushed.”⁠
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The second gent described how his poor behaviour in school had impacted his family. “I was recently expelled from an elite private school, and it stressed my family out. The cops were called on my dad because he was so angry. They had worked so hard, and I’d let them down - I’m trying my best to turn things around, it all got so ugly. I want to put my head down, work hard and have a family myself - family means the world to me.”⁠
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The third fella jumped up as soon as the second lad finished. He spoke about losing a close family member to a drug overdose. This is a story he’d carried around with him alone and had never shared it with his mates. He held a lot of power in the room, but you could see there was a tonne of emotion going on for him as he spoke about the love he had for his family and how they had persevered through that tough time. ⁠
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As we closed the session, the gents acknowledged that we needed to have more conversations like this. Talk about the people who are important to us and that when we go through challenging times, we don't do them alone.⁠

Proud to be supporting such an amazing program 🌈

Reposted from @tomorrowman_au
The energy of the lads at Kogarah High School, considering it’s the end of the year, was insane!! I nearly lost my voice, constantly telling the fellas, “Just one at a time! One at a time!” But it was so fun because these lads had so much to say and really wanted to get involved.⁠
.⁠
One fella spoke about his 16-year-old neighbour taking his life last year, “we’d been on a bike ride a week before, I still don’t get it, his family and mine were crushed.”⁠
.⁠
The second gent described how his poor behaviour in school had impacted his family. “I was recently expelled from an elite private school, and it stressed my family out. The cops were called on my dad because he was so angry. They had worked so hard, and I’d let them down - I’m trying my best to turn things around, it all got so ugly. I want to put my head down, work hard and have a family myself - family means the world to me.”⁠
.⁠
The third fella jumped up as soon as the second lad finished. He spoke about losing a close family member to a drug overdose. This is a story he’d carried around with him alone and had never shared it with his mates. He held a lot of power in the room, but you could see there was a tonne of emotion going on for him as he spoke about the love he had for his family and how they had persevered through that tough time. ⁠
.⁠
As we closed the session, the gents acknowledged that we needed to have more conversations like this. Talk about the people who are important to us and that when we go through challenging times, we don't do them alone.⁠
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