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Seven brilliant things supporting CALM this #MHAW

Year-on-year it gets bigger! It’s May, It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and as ever there are loads of excellent things happening in support of CALM. Here are seven picks for the week ahead…


Watch Evelyn on BBC

Evelyn, Saturday 18 May on BBC 2 – this moving portrayal of how a family survive the loss of a loved one to suicide exposes the taboos around mental health and male emotion. After a recent series of screenings across the UK, Evelyn gets its UK TV premiere. Well worth a watch. Find out more.

Take Flight with this podcast

The Take Flight podcast hosted by Mark Whittle, brings along Ben Bidwell AKA The Naked Professor for a chat about aligning with your true purpose.  Listen here.

And if you like that, check out his live event

Mark Whittle will host a discussion on how we can take a positive approach to mental health and support those around us. The panel will feature professional British boxer and future cruiser weight champion Isaac Chamberlain, ex-athlete and co-founder of London gym house ‘Manor’ Chris Baugh & entrepreneur and founder of sports marketing agency ‘Dark Horses’ Simon Dent.

Workshop it out

The Book of Man’s Workshop For Better Mental Health – 19 May is a festival style event with a day long series of talks, panels and activities. Not to be missed.

Get your eyes on these

Lend Me Your Ear opens 23 May, Central London – a new exhibition showcasing photographs of some of the world’s greatest musicians including Kanye West, Grace Jones, Damon Albarn, Arctic Monkeys and The Prodigy. Music photographer Andrew Cotterill, explores themes of individuality and creative expression and aims to raise awareness of mental health. Find out more.

Check out these lugs

Sometimes the most important part of the conversation is listening. Be there for your mate and grow a pair with CALM and Seat.

And a big thanks to LNER…

Check out this campaign from LNER encouraging people to have open conversations about mental health. They have also raised £27,000 for CALM through Delay Repay donations which we are pretty chuffed about. Nice one LNER! 

Get support

Need support? Worried about someone? CALM’s helpline and webchat are open daily 5pm-midnight. Get access here. 

Have you been affected by suicide? The Support After Suicide Partnership is a hub for anyone bereaved or affected by suicide, where you can find emotional and practical support.

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