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Male suicide prevention charity CALM launches #ChangeThePicture campaign for International Men’s Day
L’EAU DE CHRIS? NO, LUDICROUS.

L’EAU DE CHRIS? NO, LUDICROUS.

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2017 09:04 BST

Love Island’s Chris Hughes reveals true story behind ‘L’Eau de Chris’ bottled water – as he becomes Ambassador for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) on World Mental Health Day.

CHARITY PUBLISHES SUICIDE NOTES, WRITTEN BY MEN WHO SURVIVED

CHARITY PUBLISHES SUICIDE NOTES, WRITTEN BY MEN WHO SURVIVED

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2017 09:00 BST

​To mark World Suicide Prevention Day today, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) has published three real suicide notes in five national newspapers, written by three men who survived.

Ady Suleiman releases exclusive cover of Bill Withers’ ‘Lean On Me’, in aid of CALM.

Ady Suleiman releases exclusive cover of Bill Withers’ ‘Lean On Me’, in aid of CALM.

Press Releases   •   Jul 07, 2017 11:47 BST

Ady Suleiman has released an exclusive cover of Bill Withers’ classic ‘Lean On Me’ as part of Torch Songs, the initiative led by the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

LONDONERS URGED TO ‘MIND THE CHAP’ DURING MEN’S HEALTH WEEK

LONDONERS URGED TO ‘MIND THE CHAP’ DURING MEN’S HEALTH WEEK

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2017 09:49 BST

Mind The Chap is back this Men's Health Week, with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) handing out free limited-edition Oyster Card holders at various London tube and rail stations, targeting thousands of commuters with the slogan ‘Mind The Chap’ to serve as a reminder that men are three times more likely than women to die by suicide.

FREE panel discussion event in London: The Calm Photography Movement

FREE panel discussion event in London: The Calm Photography Movement

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2017 10:52 BST

A free space for conversation on the themes underpinning The Calm Photography Movement project and exhibition featuring Simon Jack (BBC Business Editor), Steve Wallington (TCPM co-founder and Creative Director), Poorna Bell (Executive Editor of HuffPost UK and author of Chase the Rainbow), Casey Moore (photographer) and James Scroggs (CALM’s Chair of Trustees).

#TeamCALM runners approach start line of London’s ‘Mental Health Marathon' with royal support

#TeamCALM runners approach start line of London’s ‘Mental Health Marathon' with royal support

Press Releases   •   Apr 21, 2017 12:04 BST

This Sunday, 23rd April, 42 runners will take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon in support of the ​Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), the UK’s leading charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. CALM is a partner of Heads Together, the official charity of the London Marathon spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, who will be cheering on CALM runners.

EMBARGO 00:01 Tuesday 18th April 2017 - The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry give exclusive interview to CALMzine

EMBARGO 00:01 Tuesday 18th April 2017 - The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry give exclusive interview to CALMzine

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2017 13:40 BST

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry talk Stormzy, men’s mental health and the British stiff upper lip in an exclusive interview for grassroots men's magazine CALMzine, published by male suicide prevention charity CALM.

Call for photographers to shine a light on masculinity

Call for photographers to shine a light on masculinity

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2017 12:51 BST

Recent UK figures show that men are three times more likely than women to take their own life, and less likely to talk to anyone about going through depression. ​The Calm Photography Movement has been founded in partnership with LYNX to spark conversation about masculinity, mental health and self-expression through photography, in aid of the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

Elbow release exclusive 7” on Record Store Day, in aid of CALM

Elbow release exclusive 7” on Record Store Day, in aid of CALM

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2017 18:10 GMT

To celebrate Record Store Day on 22nd April 2017, Elbow have announced a 7” release as part of Torch Songs, the project led by the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

CALM urges PM to honour historic male suicide pledge with effective action

CALM urges PM to honour historic male suicide pledge with effective action

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2017 18:38 GMT

- Theresa May is first British PM to publicly recognise the impact of male suicide - Men’s charity CALM pledges to hold government to account on new suicide prevention strategy

Record male suicide awareness as new stats show 3 in 4 UK suicides are men

Record male suicide awareness as new stats show 3 in 4 UK suicides are men

Press Releases   •   Dec 02, 2016 13:27 GMT

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) has released the results of a suicide awareness survey to coincide with today’s new suicide figures that show 75% of UK suicides are male. Now 1 in 3 people in the UK are aware that suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45.

19 NOV: Top artists release exclusive 'Torch Songs' for CALM

19 NOV: Top artists release exclusive 'Torch Songs' for CALM

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2016 18:15 GMT

To mark International Men’s Day on 19 November 2016, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) has launched Torch Songs, a new campaign that celebrates the power of music to lift us out of life’s low points.

17 NOV:  Research reveals men struggle to cope with mental health problems, as new suicide data shows huge male bias

17 NOV: Research reveals men struggle to cope with mental health problems, as new suicide data shows huge male bias

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2016 08:00 GMT

New research published today shows the disproportionate impacts of mental health issues on men in the UK. Men are less likely than women to talk to anyone about being depressed, and more likely to exhibit risk-taking behaviour, reveals a report launched ahead of International Men’s Day by The Huffington Post UK and the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

TheLADbible launches mental health campaign “U OK M8?”

TheLADbible launches mental health campaign “U OK M8?”

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2016 15:34 BST

“We’re aiming to generate more data-driven insight into male mental health and anxiety than has ever been achieved before.” - Ian Moore, editorial director TheLADbible Group TheLADbible Group is launching “UOKM8?” a three-month campaign to raise awareness of male mental health issues. We’re aiming to develop the broadest understanding of mental health and suicide risk in the UK.

Powerful film breaks the silence of male suicide

Powerful film breaks the silence of male suicide

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2016 15:34 BST

​For World Suicide Prevention Day, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) has released a powerful film that breaks the silence surrounding suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

Family football tournament to raise awareness of male suicide

Family football tournament to raise awareness of male suicide

Press Releases   •   Aug 02, 2016 13:25 BST

​The Campaign Against Living Miserably (​CALM), Arsenal in the Community and QPR Community Trust have teamed up with local dad Giancarlo Gaglione to host a five-a-side World Cup football tournament to raise awareness of male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. The event will take place in north London this Sunday, 7 August.

LONDONERS URGED TO ‘MIND THE CHAP’ DURING MEN’S HEALTH WEEK (Embargoed 16.06.16 00:01)

LONDONERS URGED TO ‘MIND THE CHAP’ DURING MEN’S HEALTH WEEK (Embargoed 16.06.16 00:01)

Press Releases   •   Jun 15, 2016 17:16 BST

*Embargoed 16.06.2016 00:01* Today TOPMAN, Octopus Investments and the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) join forces to highlight the prevalence of male suicide, the single biggest killer of men aged under 45.

New dads just as likely to struggle as new mums

New dads just as likely to struggle as new mums

Press Releases   •   Jun 15, 2016 00:01 BST

• Fathers Day: Poll finds 3% of new mothers and new fathers consider suicide in first year of parenthood (YouGov) • Men are three times more likely than women to die by suicide (ONS) • 93% of the population said mums play a "very important role" in children's lives, compared to 84% for dads (YouGov) • £290m invested in wellbeing of new and expectant mums; charity says dads “need support too”

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12 MAY: Duke of Cambridge welcomes new task force on male suicide

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2016 16:29 BST

Today the Duke of Cambridge will join the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) at the launch of a unique coalition of frontline services to help tackle the issue of male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.