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FREE panel discussion event in London: The Calm Photography Movement

Press Release   •   May 16, 2017 10:52 BST

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and the Calm Photography Movement are proud to present a free panel discussion event at Getty Images Gallery on Thursday May 18, 10-11.30am. 

Panellists Simon Jack (BBC Business Editor), Steve Wallington (TCPM co-founder and Creative Director), Poorna Bell (Executive Editor of HuffPost UK and author of Chase the Rainbow) and Casey Moore (photographer) have all lost family members and friends to suicide. Together with James Scroggs (CALM’s Chair of Trustees), they will discuss themes central to the Calm Photography Movement: masculinity, self-expression, photography, mental health and male suicide.

The CALM Photography Movement aims to shine a light on modern man and provoke discussion on masculinity and mental health, as well as raise awareness and funds for CALM. It has involved a competition for amateurs and professionals, with images submitted online and through photography platform EyeEm. Scott Shillum and Steve Wallington, both of whom have lost family and friends to suicide, have founded the Calm Photography Movement with support from partners Topman and Lynx. The winners of the competition are now exhibited until May 20 at the The Getty Gallery London.

All work included in the Calm Photography Movement is under silent auction until Friday, with all proceeds going to CALM. The auction is available here: https://galabid.com/auction/tcpm

CALM is a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide - the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. 

FREE TICKETS & INFO: http://bit.ly/TCPMtalk

Venue: Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX

Time: 10-11.30am, Thursday May 18

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • In 2015, 75% of all suicides in the UK were male. Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under-45 in the UK (NISRA, GRO, ONS, 2014)
  • Founded in 2006, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. For more information visit thecalmzone.net
  • CALM’s helpline & webchat are open daily 5pm-midnight thecalmzone.net/get-help
  • CALM is a charity registered in England and Wales (1110621) and in Scotland (SC044347)
  • Contact: Neil Wood, neilwood@thecalmzone.net

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