Groundbreaking male suicide charity publishes book

The excellent CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably) has announced the launch of a new book – “The CALM Campaign On Merseyside: Ten Years Young”.  The book showcases the innovative and trailblazing work of the male suicide prevention campaign, from it’s inception in 2000 through it’s first 10 years and beyond.

Featuring images and quotes from local and national supporters, musicians, DJ’s, sportsmen and creatives, as well as documenting the many dynamic, hard hitting, beautifully designed and cutting edge campaigns that CALM has rolled out across the Merseyside region, the book celebrates the many achievements CALM has made on Merseyside, inspiring others and laying the foundation for the recently launched London CALMzone.

The campaign against living miserably (CALM) was set up on Merseyside to reduce the high suicide rate amongst men under 35, currently the single biggest killer of young men in the UK. It is a campaign and charity set up for and on behalf of young men. CALM promotes and delivers a free, confidential, anonymous helpline and website targeted at all young men, but they will offer advice or support, regardless of age, gender or geographic location.

The helpline is open5pm-midnight on Sat / Sun / Mon / Tues, every week of the year.Call 0800 585858. It’s free, confidential and anonymous.

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You can also buy the CALM book online here 




Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at

Posted in NEWS, World News On Men's Issues
One comment on “Groundbreaking male suicide charity publishes book
  1. […] Male suicide is still not given the national attention it deserves but one organisation who continue to make a difference at a local level is CALM – and they’ve just released a book celebrating their first 10 years – read about it here. […]

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