As the warm weather seems to be finally arriving on Merseyside, the Campaign Against Living Miserably has decided to declare a “Summer of CALM” as they continue to celebrate their 10th anniversary this year. Starting with Liverpool Sound City Music Festival, the campaign is gearing up for a whole series of events across the region, promoting its work and its freephone helpline to local young men.
The charity is holding a Rock ‘n’ Roll raffle running 20 May – 8 July to raise funds for its helpline with help from friends at Liverpool Sound City, Africa Oye, Sunset Festival, Hub Festival and Crosby Music Festival. Last year saw guitars signed by the likes of Kasabian and The Enemy won by one lucky CALM supporter and this year promises to have more fantastic prizes up for grabs. Current prizes include signed albums by Jamie Cullum, Paloma Faith, Jessica Hoop and the Bluetones’ Mark Morriss as well as a print from the legendary Hip-Hop photographer Ernie Paniccioli with more to come. Check out the official website and Facebook page to buy tickets and find out more.
A little more about CALM…
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (C.A.L.M) was launched on Merseyside in March 2000 and is aimed at men aged between 15 and 35.
CALM offers young men a website with information about a range of issues including relationships, depression and debt.
CALM also offers information and advice via a phone line where you can talk confidentially and anonymously to an adviser.
Suicide accounts for the deaths of more young men in England & Wales aged 15-35 than any other single cause over the last 4 years. More men have died from their own hands in the last 5 years than have died in road accidents, drugs, or AIDS. CALM aims to change that.
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