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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.

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***UNDER EMBARGO FOR 12.05.16 00:01*** DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE WELCOMES TASKFORCE ON MALE SUICIDE

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2016 16:26 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.

ROYALS JOIN CALM PUTTING MALE SUICIDE ON THE AGENDA

ROYALS JOIN CALM PUTTING MALE SUICIDE ON THE AGENDA

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2016 10:00 BST

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) has been chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to join Heads Together, a new campaign promoting wellbeing.

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