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5 Mental Health Awareness Week moments

Mental Health Awareness Week is a chance to get together and share stories, and CALM was lucky to spend it with some of our incredible supporters across various events. Here’s a look back at some incredible moments from the week…

The Connor Brothers auction their art for CALM

British art duo The Connor Brothers auctioned an amazing oil painting at the Maddox Gallery in West London. Our patron Professor Green played auctioneer – and made quite a job of it too – and the guys made a massive £60,000 for CALM. Check out their interview with Book of Man here.

#TeamCALM take on the Hackney Half

Did the London heat stop this neon-orange-clad troop from smashing the Hackney Half? Did it heck. £12,500 raised for CALM and tonnes of great chat. Legends.

CALM rocks the Great Escape

We took to the UK’s best new music festival with our friends Hand In Hive and The Most Radicalist. The result? Two gigs, eight bands, loooooaaaadsss of music fans together for a great cause.

Leon gets us all chatting

Ex-pro footballer, boxer and CALM ambassador Leon McKenzie invited us along to speak at his Mind Reposition event. The audience were also treated to an extended trailer of Leon’s forthcoming doc Ten Count and, blimey, you’re all in for a treat…

Matthew explains why you should sign our petition

Matthew was just 10 when he lost his older brother to suicide. Now he has this message for anyone who is suffering in silence.

Watch the video and sign the petition.

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