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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.

Male Suicides in England and Wales Hit 15-Year High

Male Suicides in England and Wales Hit 15-Year High

News   •   Oct 29, 2014 00:00 GMT

Now Single Biggest Killer of Men Aged Under 45, Male Suicides in England and Wales Hit 15-Year High - Department of Health must finally recognise the enormity of gender problem as ratio of male to female deaths shows sustained rise over 30 years.

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.

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.

Global Recession led to 10,000 extra suicides, report claims

Global Recession led to 10,000 extra suicides, report claims

News   •   Jun 12, 2014 00:00 BST

A report published in the British Journal of Psychiatry has stated that the global economic crisis has been the direct cause of an extra ten thousand suicides across Europe, the US and Canada. Leading up to the crash of 2007, suicide rates had been in a steady decline in Europe but by 2009 there was a 6.5% increase which was sustained until 2011.

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.

CALMZINE ISSUE 14 OUT NOW!

CALMZINE ISSUE 14 OUT NOW!

News   •   May 19, 2014 00:00 BST

What’s that you say? You’ve noticed something different about us? Have we lost weight? New haircut? Nope. None of those, even though we’ve not eaten chocolate for a month. What we have, people, is an AWESOME new logo (Top left of your screen – pretty sweet, eh?) and a brand spanking new website, in case you hadn’t noticed.

CALMZINE ISSUE 11 OUT NOW!!

CALMZINE ISSUE 11 OUT NOW!!

News   •   Oct 01, 2013 00:00 BST

GREETINGS! Holy guacamole, what a summer! Not only did we experience the meteorological phenomenon known as prolonged sunshine, but CALM embarked on a hellasummer with our first ever CALMzone tent at Secret Garden Party (check out our Secret Garden Party pages in this very mag).

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.

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

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.