Tyler Cruickshank SOS Advocate for Young People

SOS are delighted to welcome young people’s advocate, Tyler Cruickshank into the SOS family.

You may recognise 27-year-old Tyler Cruickshank as a finalist from ITV2’s hit TV show, Love Island. Since leaving the villa, Tyler has been presented with many opportunities from some of the biggest names in fashion and lifestyle, and rubbed shoulders with stars and industry professionals alike at events and premieres across the country. Tyler is now planning to focus his new-found fame helping to change the narrative around suicide awareness.After losing a dear friend to suicide just before he entered the Love Island villa in 2021, estate agent turned influencer, Tyler, is now using his vast Instagram platform to concentrate more of his attention on mental health advocacy and understanding. Tyler is very open and honest about how he has found his friend’s passing to be a catalyst for him to make noise around mental health issues, especially amongst men. He believes that eradicating the stigma attached to men speaking out about their feelings is paramount. Tyler has also been very transparent about his own struggles, coping with the effects of online trolling and abuse, as well as how the pandemic has had a detrimental effect on not only his own, but the wider public’s mental health.In a bid to further give back to others, Tyler is also setting his sights on a career as a criminal lawyer, after graduating from St. Mary’s University in 2018 with a 2:1 law degree.Tyler wants to help SOS to promote the importance of not only speaking out honestly about mental health, but seeking help for it, too. He wants to help get rid of the taboo attached to seeking treatment for mental health conditions, and aid others in understanding that it is not a weakness to accept that they are struggling

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