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About CALM

What is CALM?

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day.  You can find out more about CALM here.

Where does your funding come from?

At the moment, the bulk of our funding comes from our amazing supporters – you! We receive a small but hopefully growing proportion of our income from trusts, foundations, local authorities and corporates.

Is CALM just for men?

In a word: no. CALM provides support for anyone who needs it. We believe we can all help fight suicide. Together. For more information on CALM and our free services, click here.

Where does the money go?

CALM currently spends 80% of its expenditure on delivering our services: that’s answering calls and webchats on our helpline; working with communities across the country; and campaigning for better awareness and understanding of suicide and its devastating impact. Everything else is spent on keeping the charity running and fundraising to ensure we can help the hundreds of thousands of people who need our support every year.

I have a media enquiry, how can I contact CALM?

If you are a journalist or broadcaster and need to contact us, you can reach us on or 07738 160 434. This number is for media enquiries only and we won’t be able to answer general enquiries. All other enquiries should be via the form on our Contact page.

You can also view our media page . If you are writing a story about suicide, please refer to the Samaritans media guidelines.

I’m a university student and would like to interview CALM

Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to support requests like these.


I need help. Where can I go?

If you’re in need of support or want help on a specific issue, click here.

I’m worried about a friend or family member, what should I do?

It can be difficult to know what to do if you’re worried that someone close to you is at risk of suicide. Our helpline is there for everyone, not only those in crisis, so you can call to find out more information on how you can help. You can also find support information on our worried about someone page, and our help section has information on particular issues.

I’ve been bereaved by suicide, where can I find support?

Sorry to hear about your loss. CALM partners with the Support after Suicide Partnership, which offers support to people affected by suicide. If you need any further support or information, please Contact us and we’ll try to help as much as we can (we aim to respond to your email within 72 hours).

Can women call your helpline?

Anybody can use our services. The helpline and webchat is open to all and can be accessed 5pm – Midnight every day, 365 days a year.

Do I have to disclose any personal details to use the helpline?

No. All calls to the helpline and webchat are confidential and anonymous. We will never ask for names or addresses.

I tried to use the webchat but it says I am not in the UK, what can I do?

Unfortunately our webchat is only available for people in the UK. If you are outside of the UK, please use this page to look up support in your country.

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