Over 6,500 people die by suicide every year in the UK. Every week that is 125 fathers, mothers, partners, daughters, brothers, sisters, friends and colleagues who feel they have nowhere to turn. CALM exists to challenge and change this by offering life-saving services, provoking national conversation through award winning campaigns, and bringing people together to empower everyone to reject living miserably, so that we stand together against suicide.
The Gamesys Foundation has awarded a grant to support CALM’s free and confidential helpline and webchat services, who in 2020 experienced unprecedented demand, answering more than 140,000 calls and chats around topics such as isolation, anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, financial stress and suicidal thoughts.
“We’re grateful for The Gamesys Foundation’s support. The grant will enable us to continue to reach thousands more people who are struggling with their mental health, and in many cases, save lives.”
Simon Gunning, CEO, CALM