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CALMZINE ISSUE 9 OUT NOW!

CALMZINE ISSUE 9 OUT NOW!

News   •   May 17, 2013 00:00 BST

“GREETINGS. It’s been a BIG couple of months for CALM, culminating in the very cool Tom, Dick & Harry graffiti project at the end of March.

GRAFFITI ARTISTS TAKEOVER OLD STREET FOR CALM

GRAFFITI ARTISTS TAKEOVER OLD STREET FOR CALM

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.

THANK YOU FROM THIRTY ONE SONGS AND CALM

THANK YOU FROM THIRTY ONE SONGS AND CALM

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.

LAST CHANCE TO BUY THIRTY ONE SONGS!

LAST CHANCE TO BUY THIRTY ONE SONGS!

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

NEW CALMZINE IS OUT NOW!

NEW CALMZINE IS OUT NOW!

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).

The CALM LO▼E TRI▲NGLE Goes Live!!

The CALM LO▼E TRI▲NGLE Goes Live!!

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:

Male Suicide Rate in UK Highest In Nearly a Decade: Jane Powell Responds

Male Suicide Rate in UK Highest In Nearly a Decade: Jane Powell Responds

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.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CALM!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CALM!!

News   •   Jan 01, 2013 00:00 GMT

Happy new year everyone! Here’s a lovely treat to bring in 2013:

#CALMsummit success

#CALMsummit success

News   •   Dec 06, 2012 00:00 GMT

We just held our 3rd Reducing Suicide Summit in Liverpool as part of our strategic work within Cheshire & Merseyside; here’s a link to a few things featured at the event:

CALM Scoops Double Win at IPC Media & Guardian Charity Awards

CALM Scoops Double Win at IPC Media & Guardian Charity Awards

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.

CALM Takeover Topman

CALM Takeover Topman

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.

CALM shortlisted for IPC Media charity of the year

CALM shortlisted for IPC Media charity of the year

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.

Buy your Disappointman Christmas Cards NOW!

Buy your Disappointman Christmas Cards NOW!

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.

CALM hosts 3rd Annual Reducing Suicide Summit in Liverpool

CALM hosts 3rd Annual Reducing Suicide Summit in Liverpool

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.

MERSEYSIDE CALM ANNOUNCES EXPANSION WITH 3 NEW AMBASSADORS

MERSEYSIDE CALM ANNOUNCES EXPANSION WITH 3 NEW AMBASSADORS

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!

BIG NEWS! CALM HELPLINE GOES 7 DAYS A WEEK

BIG NEWS! CALM HELPLINE GOES 7 DAYS A 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.

Scientific Study Reveals Link Between Recession and Suicide in the UK

Scientific Study Reveals Link Between Recession and Suicide in the UK

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.

CALM PRESS RELEASE: A quarter of adults have considered suicide

CALM PRESS RELEASE: A quarter of adults have considered suicide

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

Lend us your 3 minutes & 28 seconds!

Lend us your 3 minutes & 28 seconds!

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.

CALM on Merseyside – The Book

CALM on Merseyside – The Book

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.