Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably, exists to prevent male suicide, the single biggest cause of death in men aged 20 - 45.
They seek to do this by:
- offering support to men in the UK of any age who are down or in crisis via their helpline or their website
- challenging a culture that prevents men seeking help when they need it through their campaigns and 'CALMzine'
- raising awareness of male suicide and pushing for changes in policy and practice
- forging partnerships within music, entertainment, sports and comedy to get their message across to men
- CALM also hosts the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP), which aims to ensure that everyone bereaved or affected by suicide receives timely and appropriate support
The helpline is open daily (365 days per year) from 5pm - midnight and is staffed by trained and experienced workers who offer support, information and signposting. Calls are confidential and anonymous. There is also a webchat facility on the website if you wish to chat to someone over the internet instead.
Their website has information, articles and features which aim to create a comfortable space for men to explore their problems and share their experiences.
They also produce a quarterly magazine, CALMzine, available online and in some stores.
Location: PO Box 68766
Postcode: SE1P 4JZ