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CALM Texting Service to End

CALM Texting Service to End

Press Releases   •   Oct 28, 2014 14:50 GMT

Male suicide prevention charity, CALM, will be closing their texting service on Oct 31st 2014

CALM Texting Service to End

CALM Texting Service to End

News   •   Oct 28, 2014 00:00 GMT

The CALM texting service, a service which we developed to meet the needs of young men, will end on Oct 31st 2014. Take up of the service has been very low, despite our best efforts.

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

News   •   Sep 10, 2014 00:00 BST

The male suicide prevention charity, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) issued the following announcement on World Suicide Prevention Day.

#ManDown launches on Merseyside

#ManDown launches on Merseyside

News   •   Sep 05, 2014 00:00 BST

On Wednesday 10th September – World Suicide Prevention Day we launched a new campaign on Merseyside and wow, did you get behind it! A massive thank you to everyone who showed support, for every selfie, Tweet, Facebook post, comment and all your actions to spread the news.

Helpline : Latest

Helpline : Latest

News   •   Sep 02, 2014 00:00 BST

In the last few months CALM’s helpline has become ever busier, and demand really spiked following Robin William’s suicide. We answered over 2620 calls, 90 text threads and 184 webchats this August (2014). But we need to be able to take more – demand to the helpline alone last month was 4552.

DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS

DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS

Press Releases   •   Aug 12, 2014 10:34 BST

Male suicide prevention charity, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) issued the following announcement following the death of Robin Williams.

CALM’s Response to Death of Robin Williams

CALM’s Response to Death of Robin Williams

News   •   Aug 12, 2014 00:00 BST

We would like to issue the following response to the tragic death of Robin Williams: “We were saddened to hear of the suspected suicide of Robin Williams, our hearts go out to his family and friends who should be left to grieve in peace.

CALM launch web chat service

CALM launch web chat service

News   •   Aug 01, 2014 00:00 BST

We are pleased to announce the launch of a free web-chat service offering support, information and signposting to men who are depressed or in crisis. Suicide is the leading killer of men aged 20-49 in the UK, and has overtaken coronary heart disease as a killer in older men aged up to 50.

Announcing our partnership with Liverpool Calling

Announcing our partnership with Liverpool Calling

News   •   Jul 10, 2014 00:00 BST

We’re very pleased to announce our brand new hook up with “Liverpool Calling” music festival, which takes place on Saturday July 26th, 2014! Chief Organiser and man behind the infamous Yeah Buddy blog Krystian said: “We’re so happy and chuffed to fly the CALM flag, it’s a brilliant campaign, we love the cause and are proud to announce that we’re teaming up with you this year.”

CALM Launch National #mandictionary Campaign

CALM Launch National #mandictionary Campaign

News   •   Jul 02, 2014 00:00 BST

CALM, with the help of Theobald Fox – the full service creative agency – have launched a nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness for the award winning suicide charity. 12 men a day take their own lives in the UK, a staggering statistic, and one that deserves more attention.

Sign up to the Lan The Baron World Cup 2014!

Sign up to the Lan The Baron World Cup 2014!

News   •   Jun 23, 2014 00:00 BST

Forget the World Cup in Rio, this is THE football tournament of 2014! In its 3rd year, the 5-a-side world cup in Downhills Park, North London is hosted by the amazing Gaglione family & friends, and is in aid of CALM. The tournament aims to attract over 200 footballers and 32 teams, over 8 pitches, playing on one day to be crowned the champions.

Africa Oyé team up with CALM for the 5th year running

Africa Oyé team up with CALM for the 5th year running

News   •   Jun 18, 2014 00:00 BST

Organisers of the free Africa Oyé festival in Liverpool are delighted to announce CALM as their charity partner again for 2014, for the fifth consecutive year.

Global Recession led to 10,000 extra suicides, report claims

Global Recession led to 10,000 extra suicides, report claims

News   •   Jun 12, 2014 00:00 BST

A report published in the British Journal of Psychiatry has stated that the global economic crisis has been the direct cause of an extra ten thousand suicides across Europe, the US and Canada. Leading up to the crash of 2007, suicide rates had been in a steady decline in Europe but by 2009 there was a 6.5% increase which was sustained until 2011.

SMASH HIT BEATLES PLAY SUPPORTS CALM IN WEST END

SMASH HIT BEATLES PLAY SUPPORTS CALM IN WEST END

News   •   Jun 11, 2014 00:00 BST

The producers of Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, the long-awaited play about the legendary music manager Brian Epstein, are delighted to announce that the play, with CALM as their official charity partner, will open at London’s Leicester Square Theatre in Summer 2014

Run the British 10K For CALM!

Run the British 10K For CALM!

News   •   Jun 11, 2014 00:00 BST

Ever dreamt about donning a neon orange vest, squeezing into lycra running tights and getting sweaty in front of huge crowds in central london? Let’s be honest, WHO HASN’T? Well, now’s your chance to make your dreams come true, by running the British 10k in aid of CALM.

CALMZINE ISSUE 14 OUT NOW!

CALMZINE ISSUE 14 OUT NOW!

News   •   May 19, 2014 00:00 BST

What’s that you say? You’ve noticed something different about us? Have we lost weight? New haircut? Nope. None of those, even though we’ve not eaten chocolate for a month. What we have, people, is an AWESOME new logo (Top left of your screen – pretty sweet, eh?) and a brand spanking new website, in case you hadn’t noticed.

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SUICIDE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN MEN AGED UNDER 50 IN ENGLAND & WALES

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2014 10:00 BST

The most recent ONS statistical bulletin names suicide as the leading cause of death in men under 50 in England and Wales, highlighting the rising issue of suicide n older men.

EVENT: CALMzine LIVE! June 19th

EVENT: CALMzine LIVE! June 19th

News   •   May 06, 2014 00:00 BST

Our amazing team of CALMzine writers are coming together to bring the magazine to life, by hosting the first ever CALMzine LIVE! show – a night of comedy, poetry, film, writers & art from our regular contributors and CALM ambassadors.

CALM COMMISSIONS AUDIT OF MODERN MASCULINITY

CALM COMMISSIONS AUDIT OF MODERN MASCULINITY

News   •   May 02, 2014 00:00 BST

CALM has commissioned public and third sector research specialists Public Knowledge to carry out the Year of the Male’s Audit of Modern Masculinity. The audit will explore areas of life where men feel pressure to live up to unrealistic ideals in a bid to understand more about the root causes of male suicide.

CALM COMMISSIONS ANNUAL AUDIT OF MODERN MASCULINITY

CALM COMMISSIONS ANNUAL AUDIT OF MODERN MASCULINITY

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2014 12:32 BST

CALM has commissioned public and third sector research specialists Public Knowledge to carry out the Year of the Male's Audit of Modern Masculinity.