“CALM’s unapologetic in raising issues - the taboo of suicide, not having a good day, and all of those things that can make some people's shoulders scrunch up. It's been good for our community to feel able to say ‘some of us feel shit”
This lot don’t take themselves too seriously, they’re there to do something they love, meet new faces and have a laugh along the way. People join for all sorts of reasons, but Tim hopes that it’s community safe space, where people can come to let their hair down for an hour or two with their mates:
“Some people want to escape stuff for a while. For that moment on the dance floor, they have a moment of freedom from stress and it can be the thing that gives them resilience to continue forwards.”
This passionate community aren’t just passionate about dancing, they’re passionate about supporting charities like ours.
“The work suicide prevention and mental health charities do is crucial. When people get themselves in a downward spiral the feeling of ending things can be all consuming. The work charities like CALM do gives people another path out of that feeling and the tools to change direction.”
To support us in supporting others, the Ceroc crew have been pulling out all the stops, raising over £16,800 for our services. That’s enough to answer 2,100 potentially life-saving helpline calls and chats.