CALM (Campaign against living miserably)
Suicide is currently the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and in 2014 76% of all suicides were male.
The CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY, CALM, offers callers anonymous, confidential support and information via our free helpline and webchat service, open every day 5pm to midnight, and via our website, www.thecalmzone.net/get-help and magazine, CALMzine.
We aim to prevent suicide by providing help to those who need it; by working with others to improve understanding of suicide and what services and policies work best; and by fostering cultural change so that men can talk about issues and get help when things start to go wrong. CALM challenges cultural barriers that prevent men seeking help in a crisis, such as assumptions around men being the ‘strong and silent’ type.
How CALM works
There are many reasons why men need a campaign like CALM. Everyone has their own life, with different interests, circumstances, pressures and problems. But men aren't supposed to talk about stuff, so it can be hard for them to know where or who to go to for help when life gets tough.
CALM promotes and delivers a free, confidential and anonymous helpine and publishes CALMzine, a quarterly magazine distributed in Topman stores. CALM also have a lively website full of articles to fire you up, make you think, and stories about the exploits of CALM and our supporters. We're into Twitter and Facebook too - come and join us online.
Why fundraise for CALM?
CALM is the only free helpline for men in the UK, we rely heavily on public donations to keep it going. Help us do this and get the message out that Being Silent isn't Being Strong.
“I’d like to say thanks to your team as I had to call them tonight as a precaution to myself. I am glad you are here to help people like me trying to make life easier for themselves, without making it harder for others”