News • Mar 23, 2013 00:00 GMT
On Sunday 24th March, a team of well-known graffiti artists will paint a powerful message across three billboards at Old Street to highlight the three young male suicides that occur on average every day in the UK.1 The work will be displayed for 36 hours before being auctioned in aid of CALM, the campaign against living miserably, dedicated to preventing male suicide.
News • Mar 14, 2013 00:00 GMT
We wanted to thank every single one of you who bought, worked on, promoted, listened to and talked about the Thirty One songs album and campaign. Thirty One has raised over £30,000 for CALM and has been instrumental in giving us the means to expand our helpline and texting service to 7 evenings a week.
News • Mar 05, 2013 00:00 GMT
he brilliant Thirty One Songs goes off sale today, March 12th, so that means you only have a limited time left to get your hands on this beautiful gatefold double album and help raise money for CALM. “Thirty One is beautifully conceived and produced in the tradition of Factory” Peter Saville, 2012
News • Feb 25, 2013 00:00 GMT
Express Yourself’, sang Madonna back in the mists of time when books were made of paper and HMV honoured their gift vouchers, and you know what? She may have been onto something (she also sang ‘I like hanky panky, nothing like a good spanky’ but we’ll let that one slide).
News • Feb 14, 2013 00:00 GMT
After six weeks in production THE CALM LO▼E TRI▲NGLE has resulted in “WE ALL NEED LOVE” a brand new track written by Liverpool artists Esco Williams and Stephen Langstaff, with a club remix courtesy of Anton Powers. Both the original version of “WE ALL NEED LOVE” and the club remix are available to stream now right here:
News • Jan 24, 2013 00:00 GMT
Each time suicide reaches the headlines our attention is directed at particular groups – men aged 45 to 59, ex-prisoners, people in deprived areas or in certain professions. This is splitting hairs.
News • Dec 04, 2012 00:00 GMT
The suicide prevention work of CALM has been recognised with two high profile media awards in the space of 24 hours. On Monday CALM - the Campaign Against Living Miserably - was voted as charity of the year for 2013 by staff at leading consumer magazine and digital publisher IPC Media.
News • Nov 28, 2012 00:00 GMT
Check out our amazing Topman Takeover London launch event, which saw a line up of word class DJs battling on the decks, all in aid of CALM. Zane Lowe, Mistajam, Rob Da Bank, Kissy Sell Out and Hervé squared up to Huw Stephens, Dan Le Sac, The Maccabees and more.
News • Nov 23, 2012 00:00 GMT
The fabulous folks at IPC Media, one of the leading magazine and digital publishers in the UK, have shortlisted CALM, alongside three other charities, to be their charity of the year in 2013, on which all IPC staff are currently voting.
News • Nov 21, 2012 00:00 GMT
Our very own artist in residence, everyman philosopher and baked goods fan, Chris Sav, has very kindly designed three wonderful Christmas cards for us, with every penny going to CALM. We are selling a pack of six cards (2 of each design, envelopes included- we’re nice like that) for the bargain price of £4 + £1.10 p&p.
News • Nov 15, 2012 00:00 GMT
Join us on December 5th as we once again bring together powerful ideas and opportunities for anyone involved in reducing suicide in Cheshire or Merseyside.
News • Nov 10, 2012 00:00 GMT
Signing up 3 of the hottest musical talents is no mean feat, plus extending services in these austere times but that’s exactly what we’re announcing this week!
News • Nov 01, 2012 00:00 GMT
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) will be expanding its helpline to seven evenings a week from Nov 1st, 2012. An unprecedented increase in public donations and fundraising this year has enabled us to extend our CALM helpline service from four evenings a week to seven.
News • Aug 15, 2012 00:00 BST
As the Olympic glory of Team GB slowly fades and a post jubilation Britain returns to the harsh reality of our continuing economic recession, a scientific study published today suggests that these ongoing austerity measures and rising unemployment have driven more than 1,000 people in Britain to take their own lives.
News • Jul 16, 2012 00:00 BST
A quarter of adults have considered suicide - Suicide is biggest killer of young men in England and Wales - 30 percent of 25 to 34 year olds have thought about ending their life
News • Jun 21, 2012 00:00 BST
The Merseyside CALM team would love some feedback from their existing supporters i.e. you! We have put together a super short awareness survey to help see how the CALM message is being translated to the public. If you live on Merseyside and you could spend a few minutes out of your day to complete the survey below that would be great.
News • May 02, 2012 00:00 BST
CALM’s first ten years on Merseyside have been documented in a great new book, ‘The CALM Campaign On Merseyside: Ten Years Young’. Written by the award-winning Fiona Shaw, it features interviews with supporters and documents some of CALM’s projects over the past decade.