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We choose action this mental health awareness week


We’ve adapted to a new normal, pressing traffic light buttons with elbows and swerving to avoid strangers. Many of us have spent months dreaming of the day all this comes to an end, so why are some of us feeling overwhelmed about the prospect of the uk opening up again?

But it makes sense really: as our worlds slowly start to expand again, it’s normal to feel a bit anxious. In fact 64% of you told us you were feeling anxious about returning to ‘normal’ life.


The pandemic has been tough for all of us – and it’s made our mental health worse. Together we need to flatten the curve for everyone struggling with their mental health. We’ve created practical, easy to carry out steps to help us achieve our mission.

Whether it’s by educating yourself, pushing the government to do more or normalising the conversations around all of this, there are many ways to join in and play your part.


Running can spark so many things – from endorphins to creativity, confidence to social connections. Pounding the pavement for just 5 minutes can be enough to spark change in your day, your mood or your life.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Puma – the spark change run is a great way to start running, jogging or a little-bit-of-both-ing.


If you’re looking to take action for CALM but don’t know where to start – don’t worry, we got you.

We’ve got loads of things you can do to help us reach more people and look after your own mental health. Volunteer. Run for us. Cycle for us. Or, equally, just sign up to our newsletter to get a monthly rundown of more things you can do sent straight to your inbox.