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CALM, the campaign against living miserably, is a charity set up in response to the high suicide rate among young men
We believe… that if men felt able to ask for, and find, timely and appropriate help when they need it then hundreds of male suicides could be prevented in the UK. We believe that there is a cultural barrier preventing men from seeking help as they are expected to be in control at all times, and failure to be seen as such equates to weakness and a loss of masculinity. We believe that suicide is neither inevitable nor an indication that the individual was a failure in any respect.
Helpline – Nationwide
Call 0800 58 58 58
Our national helpline is open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight. Callers can talk through any issue, we’ll listen and offer information and signposting. Calls are anonymous & confidential and won’t show up on your phone bill. Calls are free from payphones and from mobiles on 3, Virgin, Orange and Vodafone networks
We’re Mind, the mental health charity.
We’re here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
Information & support
When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information – about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues – is vital.
PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by Jean Kerr, a mother from Lancashire. She and a small group of parents who had each lost a child to suicide were convinced that that many young suicides are preventable.
National confidential helpline
If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide:
HOPELineUK 0800 068 41 41
Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Weekends 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Survivors of bereavement by suicide
We are a self-help organisation. Many of our volunteers have themselves been bereaved by suicide.
Connecting With People
Open Minds Alliance CIC was formally established in 2010. The organisation emerged from a collaboration between Dr Alys Cole-King, liaison psychiatrist and specialist in suicide prevention and Gavin Peake-Jones a specialist in implementing transformation in organisations.
Our belief is that emotional distress, and tragically, suicide, still affects and takes far too many lives. We felt that responsibility for people with suicidal thoughts was seen to lie with specialist mental health services and others were more nervous to get involved. However we knew that early intervention from a colleague, friend, compassionate health provider or care giver could make a real difference to saving lives.
Self Help is a user-led mental health charity based in the North of England. Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. Self Help believe no-one should have to face this alone. We are here to provide the support, advice, tools and techniques you need to help you take control of your life.
We believe in people having a choice in mental health care and we value the experiences of those who have had a mental health difficulty at some point in their life. A lot of our work is funded by local health authorities, who pay us to provide high quality services across the North of England. We also raise money for special projects by applying to trusts and other grant-making bodies.