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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.

COME AND SUPPORT CALM RUNNERS

COME AND SUPPORT CALM RUNNERS

News   •   Apr 20, 2012 00:00 BST

Come and help us support our runners in the London Marathon on 22nd April! Meet us at 12.30 at the corner of Cabot Square, near Canary Wharf, in front of the Morgan Stanley pub! (map below)

CALMzine Issue 2: Ahhhhhhh GEEK OUT!

CALMzine Issue 2: Ahhhhhhh GEEK OUT!

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.

Twibbon

Twibbon

News   •   Dec 05, 2011 00:00 GMT

If you’re on Twitter and want to show your support for CALM, get yourself a twibbon today. A twibbon? ….Yeah, a twibbon… It’s a little logo that pops into your twitter profile photo that shows your support.

LONDON CALM LAUNCH

LONDON CALM LAUNCH

News   •   Nov 24, 2011 00:00 GMT

STOP PRESS! Here is a preview of CALM’s jaw-dropping advertising campaign, due to launch on 25th November around London.

CALM London

CALM London

News   •   Nov 19, 2011 00:00 GMT

You might’ve seen the billboards across central London, or read about us in the Big Issue, the Metro or the Evening Standard. You might’ve even heard us talk on LBC news. CALM is now live in London.

Thanks for entering our 2011 Prize Draw!

Thanks for entering our 2011 Prize Draw!

News   •   Nov 02, 2011 00:00 GMT

Great to have your support, we plan to draw the winning tickets on December 5th.

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.