CALM chosen as Hanne & Co’s Charity of the Year

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) will be Hanne and Co’s charity of the year for 2018.

CALM is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male.

CALM believe there is a cultural barrier preventing men from seeking help as they are expected to be in control at all times, and failure to be seen as such equates to weakness and a loss of masculinity. They believe that if men felt able to ask for and find help when they need it then hundreds of male suicides could be prevented.

CALM provides:

  • A free helpline and webchat, which are accredited, anonymous and staffed by trained professionals.
  • CALM’s website, hosting inspiring content written by men for men alongside information and support.
  • CALMzine, a free quarterly men’s lifestyle magazine to entertain, inform and inspire young men.
  • Successful campaigns tackling stereotypes of masculinity and mental health.

CALM use young men’s peers, their voices and interests to reach them. CALM seeks to work with clubs, venues and brands with voices that men respect, feel comfortable with and trust to get their message across.

Hanne & Co is proud to be associated with CALM and the Charity Committee will work throughout the year to raise funds for them through various events and initiatives.

To learn more about CALM, its services and how you could help, please visit their website by clicking here.