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Londoners #MindTheChap for male suicide, highest since 1999

To mark International Men’s Day, CALM once again ran the successful Mind the Chap event to raise awareness of male suicide in London, where rates recently peaked to the highest they’ve been since 1999.

 

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[Rates are per 100,000. Source: ONS]

On Friday 18th November, CALM volunteers helped get men back on track by handing out 18,000 ‘Mind the Chap’ travelcard holders to busy commuters during the morning and evening rush hours.

We took to the tube at nine central London stations: King’s Cross St. Pancras, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Bank, Cannon Street, Blackfriars, London Bridge, Waterloo, and Victoria.

As in 2015 and earlier this year, Mind the Chap was kindly supported by Octopus Giving. Huge thanks to their heroic team of volunteers.

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