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.
News • Feb 21, 2012 00:00 GMT
As the great Nile Rodgers didn’t say but should have: ‘Le geek, c’est chic’. That’s right, folks – geeks are officially cool and in recognition of this misquote we have purposefully manipulated in order to fit our agenda, the new issue of CALMzine is all about the wonderful world of Nerdism.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.