Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we’re taking a stand against suicide. That means standing against feeling rubbish, standing up to stereotypes and standing together to show life is always worth living.
How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?
We do it by provoking conversation, running life-saving services, and bringing people together so they reject living miserably, get help when they need it and don’t die by suicide.
What are your current priorities?
WE STAND TOGETHER WITH THOSE STRUGGLING
Anyone can feel suicidal. So we need to be there for everyone. From advice on our website about issues you might be facing; through to free, confidential chats with our helpline staff, online or on the phone, we’re here for anyone who’s struggling, every single day of the year. No matter what.
Our helpline and webchat are open 365 days a year, offering practical suggestions for all of life’s problems – whether that’s anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, money worries or suicidal thoughts. Our staff answer a call every 66 seconds – they listen, talk and help people struggling with life to make a plan so they can begin to look to the future.
What challenges are you currently facing?
It’s always difficult to get suicide to the forefront of the conversation, socially, individually and politically. Suicide is a tragedy that you would never think could happen to you or your loved ones. Not only that but it’s still wrapped in stigma and that’s preventing people from seeking out help and talking about it.