Through his associations with many different organisations, he has come to realise that there are many deserving causes which he would like to benefit on a more direct practical level and will work to raise funds for his Foundation to provide ground level interventions across a wide portfolio of causes, by direct support or supporting the work of other organisations and charities. It will look to help Young Carers, the Vulnerable and Care Leavers. It will engage with training providers and recruitment companies to seek pathways to work for the disadvantaged.
In a direct response to the coronavirus epidemic, the Foundation has already engaged in an initiative with Leon House Clinic to offer FREE mental health support for any NHS and Care staff in the St Helens & Knowsley Authority, delivered online via Zoom by some of the best trauma counsellors in the U.K.
The determination that has seen Andy overcome huge personal battles is now brought to bear in his Standing Tall Foundation. As he says “these are real people with real needs, not just a set of statistics and I aim to use my Foundation to help meet those needs”.
For further details on The Standing Tall Foundation and how to access the Mental Health support contact: John Tabern CEO the Standing Tall Foundation on 07882540998 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Clare Stevens