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SUICIDE AWARENESS IN LONDON DOUBLES

SUICIDE AWARENESS IN LONDON DOUBLES

Press Releases   •   Feb 24, 2016 09:30 GMT

Latest YouGov figures indicate significant growth in awareness of the male suicide rate in London, with suicide remaining the biggest killer of men under-45 across the UK

​CALM INVITES RUNNERS TO JOIN BRITAIN’S FORREST GUMP AS HE COMPLETES 17,000KM RUN

​CALM INVITES RUNNERS TO JOIN BRITAIN’S FORREST GUMP AS HE COMPLETES 17,000KM RUN

Press Releases   •   Jan 06, 2016 16:52 GMT

This Sunday (10th Jan 2016) Jamie Ramsay will land at Heathrow airport and run the final leg of his 16-month expedition in aid of CALM that saw him become the first Britain to run 17,000km from Vancouver, Canada, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. CALM & Jamie invite fellow runners to join him for his #ForrestGumpFinish as he runs from Heathrow Airport to College Green opposite the Houses of Parliament.

‘BIGGER ISSUES’ CAMPAIGN SEES 45% INCREASE IN AWARENESS OF MALE SUICIDE

‘BIGGER ISSUES’ CAMPAIGN SEES 45% INCREASE IN AWARENESS OF MALE SUICIDE

Press Releases   •   Dec 22, 2015 11:09 GMT

CALM's November #BiggerIssues campaign with male grooming brand, Lynx, successful, raising awareness that suicide is the biggest single killer of men aged under 45 by a massive 45%. A YouGov poll in October 2015 showed that awareness stood at 20% of UK adults. The poll was repeated on 15-16th December revealing that awareness across the country rose to 29%.

CALM ANNOUNCES FURTHER HIGH PROFILE SUPPORT

CALM ANNOUNCES FURTHER HIGH PROFILE SUPPORT

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2015 09:00 GMT

CALM is delighted to announce further high profile support with the appointments of actor Jamie Campbell Bower, Founding Director of After Nyne magazine Claire Meadows, and rock band Young Guns, as official charity Ambassadors.

CALM ANNOUNCES FURTHER COLLABORATIONS WITHIN THE ARTS

CALM ANNOUNCES FURTHER COLLABORATIONS WITHIN THE ARTS

Press Releases   •   Dec 16, 2015 10:21 GMT

CALM is delighted to announce further collaborations within the arts, with short film The Laughing King and hit play This Will End Badly releasing in January, plus support from Gloom Aid.

Government Failing To Tackle Male Suicide Warn More Than 30 Top Charities

Government Failing To Tackle Male Suicide Warn More Than 30 Top Charities

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2015 20:27 GMT

With suicide biggest single killer of men aged under 45, MPs mark International Men’s Day with historic Commons debate; more than 30 suicide prevention charities urge Government to adopt four point plan; the charities are calling on the Government to overhaul how suicides are prevented in the UK and urge them to treat suicide as a major public health issue.

Historic Parliamentary debate on male suicide secured on International Men’s Day

Historic Parliamentary debate on male suicide secured on International Men’s Day

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2015 12:58 GMT

MPs to mark International Men’s Day (19th Nov) with inaugural Commons debate on male suicide. The move follows pressure by CALM to debate factors causing high male suicide rates. Suicide is the biggest single killer of men aged under 45. New poll finds 42% of men surveyed considered suicide. 49% didn't seek help 'cause they didn’t want people to worry, 43% didn’t want to talk about their feelings.

42% OF UK MEN HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE

42% OF UK MEN HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2015 00:05 GMT

42% OF UK MEN HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE As research reveals shock statistics, a hard-hitting new advertising campaign - 'Bigger Issues' - highlights silent scourge that costs thousands of lives every year. Lynx and Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) join forces to raise awareness of the single biggest killer of UK men aged under 45.

​New 'Help is at Hand' launched at the Manchester Suicide Bereavement Conference

​New 'Help is at Hand' launched at the Manchester Suicide Bereavement Conference

News   •   Sep 24, 2015 14:05 BST

New suicide bereavement support resource from Public Health England is now available.

New CALMzone launched on National Suicide Prevention Day

New CALMzone launched on National Suicide Prevention Day

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2015 08:00 BST

The Campaign Against Living Miserably, CALM is delighted to announce that, working in partnership with SPIN, the Suicide Prevention and Intervention Network, its materials and message will be promoted across the Thames Valley area from 10th September so that men locally are able to find help when down in an effort to prevent local male suicides.

More Statistics, Yet Still No Strategy...

More Statistics, Yet Still No Strategy...

Press Releases   •   Jul 22, 2015 11:40 BST

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged 20-45 in the UK, with men accounting for 78% of all suicides. By concentrating on a cohort of middle aged men within mental health services, the NCISH report addresses only 1/4 of male suicides in the UK. This report is a great start, but the unanswered question here is why are men, for the most part, not even considering asking for help?

Topman expands CALMzine across the UK

Topman expands CALMzine across the UK

Press Releases   •   Jun 15, 2015 12:49 BST

Topman, official supporters of CALM's free men's magazine, expand distribution of magazine outside London for the first time.

630 MILE WORLD RECORD BREAKING RUN

630 MILE WORLD RECORD BREAKING RUN

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2015 13:28 BST

CALM supporter, Mark Berry, has smashed the current record for running the 630 mile South West Coast path, and is set to raise over £10k for the charity.

Suicide Prevention Charity, CALM, Announce Further High Profile Support

Suicide Prevention Charity, CALM, Announce Further High Profile Support

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2015 14:17 BST

Following the recent appointment of new CALM patron, Professor Green, and corporate support from Lynx & Topman, rock music brand Kerrang!, digital agency Tokyo and Coronation Street cast and crew announce support for CALM.

​MUSICIAN TOM ROBINSON SUPPORTS CALM WITH NEW SINGLE

​MUSICIAN TOM ROBINSON SUPPORTS CALM WITH NEW SINGLE

Press Releases   •   Apr 28, 2015 14:47 BST

Legendary musician, broadcaster and campaigner, Tom Robinson, has chosen to support CALM with his first single in 20 years.

CALM Announce New Patron & Brand Partnerships

CALM Announce New Patron & Brand Partnerships

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2015 19:15 BST

Professor Green joins Lynx and Topman to help prevent male suicide · David Baddiel stands down as Patron after seven years · Male suicide is the single biggest killer of men 20-45 in the UK

CALM to feature in Panorama documentary about male suicide on April 13, BBC1

CALM to feature in Panorama documentary about male suicide on April 13, BBC1

News   •   Apr 09, 2015 13:07 BST

CALM are pleased to have been involved in a BBC Panorama documentary about male suicide, by journalist Simon Jack, due for broadcast on April 13th BBC 1 at 8.30pm.

CALM's Response To Germanwings Tragedy

CALM's Response To Germanwings Tragedy

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2015 20:11 GMT

Statement from male suicide prevention charity, Campaign Against Living Miserably, regarding the recent Germanwings tragedy.

Single Biggest Killer of Men Aged Under 45, Male Suicide in England and Wales Hit 15-Year High

Single Biggest Killer of Men Aged Under 45, Male Suicide in England and Wales Hit 15-Year High

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2015 12:12 GMT

Responding to suicide statistics released today by the Office for National Statistics, CALM, the charity dedicated to preventing male suicide in the UK, called upon the Government to take comprehensive action to tackle what is now the UK’s single biggest killer of men aged under 45 and recognise the enormity of gender problem as ratio of male to female deaths shows sustained rise over 30 years.

​PROFESSOR GREEN LAUNCHES TV APPEAL FOR MALE SUICIDE PREVENTION CHARITY

​PROFESSOR GREEN LAUNCHES TV APPEAL FOR MALE SUICIDE PREVENTION CHARITY

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2015 12:37 GMT

UK hip hop star, Professor Green, will be hosting January’s BBC Lifeline Appeal on behalf of Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), with the aim of raising awareness of male suicide, the single biggest killer of men 20-45 in the UK.