The Fighting Cock is partnered with CALM: Campaign Against Living Miserably.
CALM was set up to reduce the high suicide rate amongst men under 35, currently the biggest killer of young men in London, and the UK. It is a campaign and charity set up for and on behalf of young men.
Men are three times more at risk of suicide than young women – in 2010 75% of suicides were men. But while smoking and knife crime make the headlines, suicide is the single biggest killer. Most men who take their own lives aren’t in contact with any other agency, and don’t identify with much out there. When asked, what they indicated they wanted was practical, anonymous, confidential help from professionals. Which is why CALM was formed.
The CALM helpline
The helpline is open 5pm-midnight on Sat / Sun / Mon / Tues, every week of the year.
Call 0808 802 5858 within London. It’s free, confidential and anonymous.
Text 07537 404717, start your first text ‘CALM1’ They don’t charge, but your network might.
They also have a webchat service on their site thecalmzone.net