Collective Hope is partnering up with Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) to bring together a community that believes in collective action and collective hope.
Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives and 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to change this. Through frontline services, national campaigns, and by building communities, they're there for everyone who’s struggling with life. No matter what.
Getting help can be one of the biggest barriers that anyone faces when struggling with mental health. By working in tandem we aim to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health, by empowering creatives to speak up for themselves, to prioritise their mental wellbeing, and that it’s okay to ask for help, no matter who you are or what you’re going through.
CALM believes in the power of collective action. Doing what you love and feeling better for it. Why? Because they know human connection, being in touch with people, is essential to our lives and our happiness.
Everyone is welcome. Their Collectives are for people from every background, age, and ability. They’re online, sure, but they’re also on pitches, in galleries and places in towns and cities up and down the UK. They’re a place to share encouragement, experiences, stories, laughs, failures and successes.
CALM offers a free helpline and webchat, open from 5pm to midnight. Available 365 days a year for people in need and for those worried about someone else.
Their services are anonymous, confidential, non-judgmental and staffed by highly-trained and paid professionals. It is non-clinical and interventionist with a focus on providing solutions and practical support.