CALM London

You might’ve seen the billboards across central London, or read about us in the Big Issue, the Metro or the Evening Standard. You might’ve even heard us talk on LBC news. CALM is now live in London.

Xmas and New Year can be a difficult time for many, and there aren’t much opportunities for young men in London to get support or just to unload their troubles somewhere. CALM, the campaign against living miserably, has launched a new helpline for inner London targeted at all young men offering support when they need it. CALM’s London help-line and texting service are open 7 nights a week, every week of the year – including Xmas and New Year.

Call 0808 802 5858 or text 07537 404717. Start your first text CALM1.

Lines are open everyday, 5pm-midnight. Calls are free, confidential and anonymous. Though our service is aimed at young men, CALM will take calls from anybody who needs to talk, regardless of age or gender.

CALMzine, CALM’s unique take on the young man’s music and fashion mag, has just been launched in London too. You can read it here www.theCALMzone.net/calmzine, or grab yourself a copy in London Topman branches or select music, sports and fashion venues and student unis across inner London. It’s a great read and comes out bimonthly, and if you’d like to get involved contact editor Rachel Clare, editor@theCALMzone.net.

And if you missed the launch party, check out the amazing video of our London CALMtakeover launch at Topman Oxford St on Friday 25th November – http://youtu.be/gNOmpui0YRc.

The London CALM has been funded by 4 inner London NHS PCTs (Westminster, Hammersith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Southwark), and City Bridge Trust to promote its service within these areas.

What you can do

  • Tell people. Spread our message and numbers across your networks.
  •  If you’re a music venue or promoter, or involved in any club, arts or sports scene within the London CALM areas, get in touch with oli@thecalmzone.net – London CALM is looking for partners to organise events across inner London.
  • Write for us. We’ve got a great website and a massive Twitter and Facebook presence, and we’re looking for new London writers and people with web-skills to get involved.
  • Promote the London CALM message: in music, in art, in video, or represent London CALM at your college, workplace or wherever you hang out.

To discuss how London CALM can work together with you, contact Oli – the London CALM Outreach Officer, Oli@thecalmzone.net

To get involved in the London CALM campaign with your passions and skills, contact Katie the London CALM volunteer coordinator, katie@thecalmzone.net

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this article or in the comments below, are not those held by CALM or its Trustees unless stated, and liability cannot be accepted for such comments. We encourage friendly and constructive debate, but please don't share personal contact details when commenting and exercise caution when considering any advice offered by others. We don’t allow abusive, offensive or inappropriate comments or comments that could be interpreted as libellous, defamatory or commercial and we will remove these without warning as and when we find them.

4 Responses to

CALM London

  1. Keep it up Dan and Lindsey. Nice job

    IT support 23rd December 2011 at 8:27 am
  2. Keep it up Dan and Lindsey. Nice job! IT Support

    IT support 23rd December 2011 at 8:29 am
  3. It is a cultural and political mistake to ideate “young” in your otherwise noble campaign.
    I understand, with due sensitivity to your mission, that your offices field calls from all signals of revolutionary suicide. Filtering through reactionary and revolutionary under the somewhat backward theocratic fertility rubric of youth is too solipsistic for the serious immanence of male suicide ideation. As a communications scholar, I would modestly recommend adjusting your identification signifiers to fully neutral temporal terms. After all, the ephemeral paradox of identification with the notion of youth is part of the problem of successfully transitioning through youth. Kind Regards.

    antuerius 23rd December 2011 at 8:34 pm
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