The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM ) is our current 'Charity of the Year' for 2018.
We have an active fundraising schedule of events to help raise money for CALM, and we are delighted to be supporting this incredibly worthy charity. These events include cake sales, raffles, auctions, dressing up for work days and much more! We would like to thank everyone who has supported us in our fundraising endeavours so far.
CALM is a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. They take a two-fold approach to changing and saving lives: firstly providing support for men who are down or in crisis, and secondly campaigning for culture change to tackle stereotypes of masculinity that often prevent men seeking help.
They do this in the face of a problem that is deeply entrenched. Many men feel forced to plough through bad times without societal permission to open up or seek help. CALM's research shows males are less likely than females to tell someone about going through depression. The result? Men are three times more likely than women to take their own lives, and 12 men on average die by suicide every day.
- A free helpline and webchat, which are accredited, anonymous and staffed by trained professionals.
- theCALMzone.net, 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.
Please take a look at their website for further details https://www.thecalmzone.net/
Our aim is to raise as much money as possible for our charity, whilst also raising awareness at the same time of all the amazing work they do. Please see our JustGiving link if you would like to make a donation https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/freehold-managers
Many thanks in advance for your interest.