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CALM shortlisted for a MIND Media Award

CALM shortlisted for a MIND Media Award

News   •   Sep 26, 2011 00:00 BST

CALM has been shortlisted for a MIND Media Awards 2011 under the category New Media Awards 2011. We launched our website last November, and whilst we’ve still some way to go in implementing all the bells and whistles, it’s looking pretty good.

Reducing Suicide Summit 2011

Reducing Suicide Summit 2011

News   •   Jul 19, 2011 00:00 BST

As part of CALM’s ongoing strategic work on Merseyside we hosted this event to bring together as many of the key decision makers from across the region to stimulate discussion and make suicide reduction a key part of all of our work.

55% decrease in young male suicide

55% decrease in young male suicide

News   •   May 04, 2011 00:00 BST

The numbers of suicides on Merseyside among young men has fallen by a massive 55% over the past 10 years, bringing it below the average for young men in the North West and the rest of England & Wales, according to newly published figures by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Festival season in the Merseyside CALMzone

Festival season in the Merseyside CALMzone

News   •   Apr 15, 2011 00:00 BST

We’ve been planning and here’s a list of places we’re hoping to be at this summer / year! Thanks to the local funding we get to run the Merseyside CALMzone, we’re able to go out and do this promotion

Statement in response to Fern Britton’s comments

Statement in response to Fern Britton’s comments

News   •   Mar 15, 2011 00:00 GMT

We’re sure Fern was simply trying to highlight the terrible scourge that depression can be when she talked about the issue. However, by labeling suicide as a ‘brave’ action she has simply re-enforced the pressure upon men – who commit 76% of all suicides in the UK– to continue to bottle it up.

Stagecoach Support CALM

Stagecoach Support CALM

News   •   Mar 11, 2011 00:00 GMT

A huge THANK YOU to Stagecoach Group for supporting CALM with a Portsmouth to London rail pass for a year. This will enable the Director to travel to meetings in London, of which there are unfortunately many, without incurring travel costs for CALM. Or racking up hours checking out potentially cheaper fares.

Wightlink Support for CALM

Wightlink Support for CALM

News   •   Mar 07, 2011 00:00 GMT

Wightlink have generously donated a wadge of complimentary tickets allowing the Director to travel on their Catamaran between Ryde to Portsmouth so that she can make meetings off the Isle of Wight without cost to the charity. Hugely appreciated.

Thanks from CALM to our fundraisers

Thanks from CALM to our fundraisers

News   •   Feb 05, 2011 00:00 GMT

Young male suicide is not high on the list of government priorities, which means CALM is often not at the front of the line when funding is being handed out. This means we rely heavily on the support of volunteers and fund raisers to keep us going.

CALM wins Cage Against The Machine Vote

CALM wins Cage Against The Machine Vote

News   •   Nov 14, 2010 00:00 GMT

Cage Against The Machine is the campaign to get John Cage’s 4’33″ to Christmas No 1 for 2010. Now, we’re not classical music experts but what we do know is that 4’33″ is a COMPLETELY SILENT PIECE.

TOPMAN TAKES RESET

TOPMAN TAKES RESET

News   •   Nov 13, 2010 00:00 GMT

A new magazine from CALM will hit selected Topman stores in London, Merseyside and Manchester from Monday 15th November. RESET, our new bi-monthly magazine, is the brainchild of E Lancs CALMzone Coordinator Jamie Scahill, and the launch issue features an interview with Prof Green, together with articles from comedian Richard Sandling and ‘agony uncles’ Scroobius Pip and dan le sac.

UK music rolls out the red carpet for CALM

UK music rolls out the red carpet for CALM

News   •   Nov 07, 2010 00:00 GMT

Hot on the heels of the comedy industry’s support for CALM, the music sector is throwing their weight behind us and our campaign to reduce suicide among young men, with the establishment of a new board of industry big-hitters.

CALM Needs You! The Campaign Against Living Miserably is now recruiting volunteers….

CALM Needs You! The Campaign Against Living Miserably is now recruiting volunteers….

News   •   Nov 06, 2010 00:00 GMT

C.A.L.M is launching an appeal for volunteers to help promote the charity across Burnley, Pendle and Hyndburn and at its new London office. Are you into music / sports / fashion / motors? Are you in touch with young male culture?

Shortlisted for Most Innovative Charity Third Sector

Shortlisted for Most Innovative Charity Third Sector

News   •   Nov 06, 2010 00:00 GMT

The other shortlisted charities in this category were Afrikids, The Clore Duffield Foundation, The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, The London Community Recycling Network, The Public Law Project, The Big Give.

Infidel premiere raises cash for CALM

Infidel premiere raises cash for CALM

News   •   May 07, 2010 00:00 BST

The premiere of David Baddiel’s new film ‘The Infidel’, starring Omid Djalili, took place at the Hammersmith Apollo. CALM was there to mingle with the stars and to gratefully accept the generous donations offered by the Great British public.