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​New 'Help is at Hand' launched at the Manchester Suicide Bereavement Conference

​New 'Help is at Hand' launched at the Manchester Suicide Bereavement Conference

News   •   Sep 24, 2015 14:05 BST

New suicide bereavement support resource from Public Health England is now available.

CALM to feature in Panorama documentary about male suicide on April 13, BBC1

CALM to feature in Panorama documentary about male suicide on April 13, BBC1

News   •   Apr 09, 2015 13:07 BST

CALM are pleased to have been involved in a BBC Panorama documentary about male suicide, by journalist Simon Jack, due for broadcast on April 13th BBC 1 at 8.30pm.

CALM Texting Service to End

CALM Texting Service to End

News   •   Oct 28, 2014 00:00 GMT

The CALM texting service, a service which we developed to meet the needs of young men, will end on Oct 31st 2014. Take up of the service has been very low, despite our best efforts.

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

News   •   Sep 10, 2014 00:00 BST

The male suicide prevention charity, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) issued the following announcement on World Suicide Prevention Day.

#ManDown launches on Merseyside

#ManDown launches on Merseyside

News   •   Sep 05, 2014 00:00 BST

On Wednesday 10th September – World Suicide Prevention Day we launched a new campaign on Merseyside and wow, did you get behind it! A massive thank you to everyone who showed support, for every selfie, Tweet, Facebook post, comment and all your actions to spread the news.

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.

Run the British 10K For CALM!

Run the British 10K For CALM!

News   •   Jun 11, 2014 00:00 BST

Ever dreamt about donning a neon orange vest, squeezing into lycra running tights and getting sweaty in front of huge crowds in central london? Let’s be honest, WHO HASN’T? Well, now’s your chance to make your dreams come true, by running the British 10k in aid of CALM.

CALM board the Soul Culture train

CALM board the Soul Culture train

News   •   Jul 03, 2013 00:00 BST

CALM are stoked to announce a mutual love in with the brilliant SoulCulture, the premiere music and lifestyle online magazine who launched #OKNotToBeOK, a campaign to open a new conversation on mental health and raise awareness and support for our generation.

NW Summit success!

NW Summit success!

News   •   May 21, 2013 00:00 BST

Thank you to every delegate and speaker who joined us for our 1st North-West Reducing Suicide Summit. What a day we had! Jam-packed with fantastic speakers and lots of chances to network with health and wellbeing professionals from across Cheshire, Greater Merseyside, Manchester, Lancashire & Cumbria.

Male Suicide Rate in UK Highest In Nearly a Decade: Jane Powell Responds

Male Suicide Rate in UK Highest In Nearly a Decade: Jane Powell Responds

News   •   Jan 24, 2013 00:00 GMT

Each time suicide reaches the headlines our attention is directed at particular groups – men aged 45 to 59, ex-prisoners, people in deprived areas or in certain professions. This is splitting hairs.

#CALMsummit success

#CALMsummit success

News   •   Dec 06, 2012 00:00 GMT

We just held our 3rd Reducing Suicide Summit in Liverpool as part of our strategic work within Cheshire & Merseyside; here’s a link to a few things featured at the event:

CALM Scoops Double Win at IPC Media & Guardian Charity Awards

CALM Scoops Double Win at IPC Media & Guardian Charity Awards

News   •   Dec 04, 2012 00:00 GMT

The suicide prevention work of CALM has been recognised with two high profile media awards in the space of 24 hours. On Monday CALM - the Campaign Against Living Miserably - was voted as charity of the year for 2013 by staff at leading consumer magazine and digital publisher IPC Media.

CALM Takeover Topman

CALM Takeover Topman

News   •   Nov 28, 2012 00:00 GMT

Check out our amazing Topman Takeover London launch event, which saw a line up of word class DJs battling on the decks, all in aid of CALM. Zane Lowe, Mistajam, Rob Da Bank, Kissy Sell Out and Hervé squared up to Huw Stephens, Dan Le Sac, The Maccabees and more.

CALM shortlisted for IPC Media charity of the year

CALM shortlisted for IPC Media charity of the year

News   •   Nov 23, 2012 00:00 GMT

The fabulous folks at IPC Media, one of the leading magazine and digital publishers in the UK, have shortlisted CALM, alongside three other charities, to be their charity of the year in 2013, on which all IPC staff are currently voting.

Buy your Disappointman Christmas Cards NOW!

Buy your Disappointman Christmas Cards NOW!

News   •   Nov 21, 2012 00:00 GMT

Our very own artist in residence, everyman philosopher and baked goods fan, Chris Sav, has very kindly designed three wonderful Christmas cards for us, with every penny going to CALM. We are selling a pack of six cards (2 of each design, envelopes included- we’re nice like that) for the bargain price of £4 + £1.10 p&p.

MERSEYSIDE CALM ANNOUNCES EXPANSION WITH 3 NEW AMBASSADORS

MERSEYSIDE CALM ANNOUNCES EXPANSION WITH 3 NEW AMBASSADORS

News   •   Nov 10, 2012 00:00 GMT

Signing up 3 of the hottest musical talents is no mean feat, plus extending services in these austere times but that’s exactly what we’re announcing this week!

BIG NEWS! CALM HELPLINE GOES 7 DAYS A WEEK

BIG NEWS! CALM HELPLINE GOES 7 DAYS A WEEK

News   •   Nov 01, 2012 00:00 GMT

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) will be expanding its helpline to seven evenings a week from Nov 1st, 2012. An unprecedented increase in public donations and fundraising this year has enabled us to extend our CALM helpline service from four evenings a week to seven.

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.