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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.

Manchester Band 'The Last Party' Release Charity Single for CALM

Manchester Band 'The Last Party' Release Charity Single for CALM

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2014 09:55 GMT

The Last Party are donating profits from sales of their single 'A Thousand Smiles’ to the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and local community causes.

A Crisis in Modern Masculinity: Suicide Kills 3x More Men Than Road Deaths In UK

A Crisis in Modern Masculinity: Suicide Kills 3x More Men Than Road Deaths In UK

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2014 12:35 GMT

Male suicide prevention charity, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), have commissioned and developed a state-of-the-nation audit of a representative sample of men and women in the UK to discover what is really going on behind the UK’s crisis in modern masculinity and male suicide.

Male Suicides in England and Wales Hit 15-Year High

Male Suicides in England and Wales Hit 15-Year High

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2014 15:36 GMT

CALM, the charity dedicated to preventing male suicide in the UK, call upon the government to finally take action to comprehensively tackle what is now the UK’s single biggest killer of men aged under 45.

Male Suicides in England and Wales Hit 15-Year High

Male Suicides in England and Wales Hit 15-Year High

News   •   Oct 29, 2014 00:00 GMT

Now Single Biggest Killer of Men Aged Under 45, Male Suicides in England and Wales Hit 15-Year High - Department of Health must finally recognise the enormity of gender problem as ratio of male to female deaths shows sustained rise over 30 years.

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