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Join the movement against suicide this International Men’s Day

Today is International Men’s Day,  but we know we need to make suicide prevention a daily priority.  We’re using November 19, 2019, to highlight the life-saving services that are available for men, and for anyone, going through a difficult time in their life.

CALM’s free and anonymous helpline and webchat are open every day, 5pm-midnight, where our trained staff are on hand to offer practical support for anyone who needs it. Find out more here. 

In light of the recent ONS report on suicide that marked the first increase in the rate of suicide in the UK since 2013, and in which men remain the most at risk from suicide in the UK, we need to make suicide prevention a priority every single day. We all have a role to play in pushing for a more open society where people can seek support at the earliest possible stage. The time to act is now. 

Everyone should be able to ask for the help they need, no matter who they are, where they’re from, and whatever their background. So here’s a few things we can all do to look after ourselves, our mates, and, well, everyone.

  1. Share this video

Last year CALM answered over 100,000 calls and webchats through our free and anonymous services, and directly prevented 675 suicides. Share this video and help to raise awareness of our life-saving services.  Find it on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram 

  1. Join A Collective 

At CALM we believe in getting people together around the things they love. That’s why we’ve set up collectives – spaces for passionate people to get together online and IRL to connect. So far we’ve got The Running Collective, The Cycling Collective and the Art Collective – and there are more on the way. Check them out, and help to create supportive and proactive communities around stuff you care about. 

  1. Fundraise: 

Got a hobby? Always wanted to bungee jumping out of a plane or dirt bike across a desert? Do it for CALM. Our supporters get up to all kinds of eye-brow raising activities every day across to raise awareness for CALM. Whatever you’re thinking, we want to hear it. Get involved here: 

  1. Join CALM

Join #TeamCALM and be part of a movement against suicide. You’ll get the latest news straight to your inbox, the inside scoop on campaigns, and the chance to be part of some amazing events – all while helping to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. 

Sign me up. 

 

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