Breaking Gender Stereotype
Let boys cry when they need to. The foundation's focus is on breaking Aussie macho gender stereotypes.
Help them Build Emotional Muscles
Together, we can help boys build emotional muscles so that they can go through their lives with resilience.
Focus on Early Intervention
We urgently need to stop the increasing rate of young male suicide. We can do this by focusing on early intervention.
You can Save Boys’ Lives
With your donation, we can run workshops to help boys build emotional resilience and prevent them from ending their lives.
Workshops supported so far
Young men participated
Let's Break Male Gender Stereotypes & Help them Build Emotional Resilience
With your donation, the KEF 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.Make a donation
Paige Campbell, COO of Tomorrow Man, says Thank You to KEF (Dec 2018)
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.
How the Kai Eardley Foundation was created
Out of tragedy, comes an opportunity for change. The aim of The Kai Eardley Foundation is to create positive change for the mental health of our youth and to honour the life of Kai Eardley.
The Founder, Claire's Story
Earlier Intervention is what Kai needed
Kai, a 20-year-old East Fremantle boy with a lot to live for, ended his life in July 2016 after struggling with anxiety and depression. If this endeavour prevents just one more tragic death to suicide, then our goal will have been achieved.See Our Story
Claire Eardley, the founder of the KEF, introduces the foundation and explains how the donation is used.
We are inviting you to save boys’ lives, whom you may not even know nor have met.
We can end the silence, stop the increasing rate of young male suicide, empower them to live fully for them and for those they love. We are disrupting outdated traditional gender stereotypes and helping young men define and own their unique story: empowering them to confidently navigate a world of expectations, demands and emotional complexity, creating a healthier life for themselves and the people they love.
Let's break that old stereotype that doesn't support emotional development nor strengthen resilience, both of which are needed to keep our young men alive.
The workshops we support help young men build emotional muscle - the capacity to talk with emotional intensity.
Make a Donation & Save Lives
Your donations make these life-changing workshops possible & could save young men’s lives.
Please be advised that donations over $2 are tax deductible.