Every year in the UK, around 6,000 lives are lost to suicide, an issue which was highlighted through CALM's hard-hitting campaign, #Project84, in March this year. As part of the campaign and together with Matthew Smith, who lost his brother Dan to suicide, CALM launched a petition calling for a Minister for Suicide Prevention, which has since garnered almost 400,000 signatures.
Watch below a heartfelt message from Matthew celebrating the welcome news of the UK's first ever Minister for Suicide Prevention.
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