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New dads just as likely to struggle as new mums

New dads just as likely to struggle as new mums

Press releases   •   Jun 15, 2016 00:01 BST

• Fathers Day: Poll finds 3% of new mothers and new fathers consider suicide in first year of parenthood (YouGov) • Men are three times more likely than women to die by suicide (ONS) • 93% of the population said mums play a "very important role" in children's lives, compared to 84% for dads (YouGov) • £290m invested in wellbeing of new and expectant mums; charity says dads “need support too”

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Helpline : Latest

Helpline : Latest

News   •   Sep 02, 2014 00:00 BST

In the last few months CALM’s helpline has become ever busier, and demand really spiked following Robin William’s suicide. We answered over 2620 calls, 90 text threads and 184 webchats this August (2014). But we need to be able to take more – demand to the helpline alone last month was 4552.

CALM launch web chat service

CALM launch web chat service

News   •   Aug 01, 2014 00:00 BST

We are pleased to announce the launch of a free web-chat service offering support, information and signposting to men who are depressed or in crisis. Suicide is the leading killer of men aged 20-49 in the UK, and has overtaken coronary heart disease as a killer in older men aged up to 50.