Need help? Call our helpline…

5pm–midnight, 365 days a year …or find help online here

Nationwide

0800 58 58 58

London

0808 802 58 58

Use

Webchat
Need help? Call our helpline
or find help online.

TAKE ACTION: Lobby Your MP

UPDATE: The full transcription of the 2015 International Men’s Day debate is now available: http://bit.ly/1HcKM3B 

International Men’s Day 2015 is an historic day.  We secured, for the first time ever, a 3-hour Parliamentary debate on male suicide.

Email/tweet your MP now to ask if they attended the debate.  Tell them your story, tell them why this campaign is important to you, and send them this Parliamentary Briefing.  Find their details and Twitter handle here.  Ask them what they’re going to do to take this issue seriously.

You can look up local suicide rates here. 

This is the first time CALM has ventured into lobbying MPs. Getting a Parliamentary debate on the issue of male suicide is a great achievement.  We know it’s hard moving this debate forward, but it’s important that we keep pushing on this issue and we have a short window of opportunity to do this off the back of the nationwide attention the issue received during the #BiggerIssues campaign.  

Finally, we’d like to acknowledge the magnificent coalition of those involved in suicide prevention in the UK who backed our call for the debate. 

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.

Leave a Reply

Related Articles

  • Why We Need To Discuss Men

    Why We Need To Discuss Men

    UPDATE: The full transcription of the 2015 International Men’s Day debate is now available: http://bit.ly/1HcKM3B  This Thursday – International Men’s Day – for the first time male…

  • The Bigger Issues Thunderclap

    The Bigger Issues Thunderclap

    Were you part our #BiggerIssues campaign with Lynx? If so, THANK YOU – the level of support received for this campaign was extraordinary. A little summary…

  • YOUR VOICE: Is Your Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?

    YOUR VOICE: Is Your Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?

    These thoughts were sent to us by Rob, and they brought such a smile to our faces in CALM HQ that we had to share… To…

Latest Articles

  • EXCLUSIVE: William and Harry in their own words

    EXCLUSIVE: William and Harry in their own words

    < Published in CALMzine: The Marathon Issue Unless you’ve unplugged from news and media over the last year (we wouldn’t blame you), you’ve probably sensed a…

  • Share your Torch Song

    Share your Torch Song

    On International Men’s Day 2016 CALM launched TORCH SONGS, a new campaign that celebrates the power of music to lift us out of life’s low points. Everyone has moments…

  • The CALM Photography Movement

    The CALM Photography Movement

    Entry is now closed for this competition. Come see the winners of the CALM Photography Movement exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery in central London from May 10-19.…