The Craig Tyler Trust is a charity set up in the memory of a beloved boy, who, after a battle with mental health, took his own life, at the age of just 22, in April 2018. Craig left his family and friends grieving immensely. We wanted to make sure that anyone who needs support doesn't suffer in silence so we all pulled together to set up The Craig Tyler Trust, vowing to help as many people as we can.
The Craig Tyler Trust was set up after the tragic suicide of a young man with the world at his feet. Craig was loved by everyone that had the pleasure of meeting him, and he absolutely adored his family especially his two children.
Unfortunately Craig was suffering from high functioning depression following the death of his beloved Dad. Craig did try to seek help by taking himself to the local A&E but he sadly slipped through the net.
On the 7th April 2018, Craig left home and never returned....he took his own life.
Craig’s family all got together and decided that Craig’s death was one of many and they couldn’t just sit back and do nothing about it so they all trained in Mental health awareness and suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
The Craig Tyler Trust is now a registered charity – number 1192176, and we offer support 6 days a week to anyone who is suffering from any type of mental ill health.
For the last 3 years we have worked tirelessly fundraising and training so we have the tools to support our service users.
We have an open door policy for our drop in center's, which run on various days.
During Covid=19 We gave out care packages to reduce anxiety and financial hardship. we had funding for service users, to receive 12 free sessions of professional counselling. We also had a scheme for people in the Basildon borough who have lost their job, been made redundant or been furloughed, or who are experiencing financial difficulties, to receive help.