CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably
The Campaign Against Living Miserably is leading a movement against suicide. 18 people a day in the UK take their own life, and it is the biggest killer of men under 45.
CALM run a free helpline and webchat for anyone struggling, open daily from 5pm — midnight. Through campaigns, they spread awareness of suicide and its devastating impact and encourage positive social change. And by building supportive communities around passion points like art, football, running and cycling, they empower people to look after their health, share their experiences and get the help they need before they reach the point of crisis.
That’s why we've partnered with CALM, to celebrate the cycling community and the benefits of getting out on the road.
During our partnership we’ll be running lots of events and helping them raise awareness while we’re out on the road.
Please check them out on social media:
- Of men under the age of 45 in the UK, more than 4 in 10 have contemplated taking their own life, but fewer than half these men told anyone how they were feeling (YouGov)
- Only 55% of men who’ve experienced depression will tell anyone about it (CALM’s Masculinity Audit 2016).
- 84% of men say they bottle up their emotions (YouGov)
For more information about CALM see their website: https://www.thecalmzone.net/