What is Needed?
- Ongoing funds to support services provided for those affected by male suicide within the UK
Professor Green Becomes ‘Calm’ Patron
Calm, otherwise known as, ‘Campaign Against Living Miserably’ has a new patron, in the form of singer-songwriter Professor Green. As you may be aware, the prestigious role of patron was previously held (for several years) by the comedian David Baddiel. The charity Calm has made it their fundamental mission to prevent male suicide within the UK. Sadly, male suicide is a subject Professor Green is all too familiar with, after losing his own father several years ago. Alongside influential brands such as Lynx and Topman, Professor Green is dedicated to this cause as he says,
“We need to get the message out to young men that talking and asking for help when things go bad is what everyone should be able to do, whatever their gender, and it’s fantastic to see brands like Lynx and Topman put their weight behind Calm and help create the cultural change which will help save lives.”
Past Patron David Baddiel offered Professor Green a warm welcome as he said that he would,
“…like to welcome Professor Green to the patron post. I know he’ll have a great time working with this amazing charity.”
But that’s not all, David also stressed how much he had enjoyed his time at the charity, as we can see from his comments,
“I’m very honoured to have been the patron of Calm for the last seven years. Over that time, it’s done a brilliant job of raising public consciousness about the overwhelming problem of male suicide, and of providing a resource and lifeline for men who are depressed and feel they have no one to talk to.”
Offering Calm Support
The amazing thing is that Calm supported in excess of 30,000 callers last year via their helpline and web-chat service. As a charity, the requirement for ongoing funds is key to their daily upkeep. The Chief Executive at Calm Jane Powell highlighted this vital necessity as we can see from her following words,
“While mental health has risen up the agenda, urgent funding is still required as more money needs to be dedicated to this service in the years to come, but with all the will in the world that won’t create the social change needed to tackle male suicide.”
Donations are Essential
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