Campaign Against Living Miserably
Global mental health
June 29th 2018
July 1st 2021
Suicide is a gender issue - 76% of all suicides in the UK are by men.
The way society defines masculinity plays a significant role, making it difficult for many men to recognise and talk about their problems.
Currently, CALM's helpline and web chat are both very oversubscribed. This funding will boost the organisation's front line services to offer a longer 12 hour service, this increased capacity will ensure they are able to respond to more men who contact them.
As a result more men will receive the help they need to better manage their mental health and reduce their suicide risk.
Mental Health has been a priority for Comic Relief’s funding in the UK for over ten years we have invested in therapeutic services, services for young people, campaigning and policy change work, anti-stigma and discrimination work and maternal mental health.
£30 could improve mental health and support networks for people experiencing or at risk of poor mental health.