Stay CALM and talk

The wonderfully named Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM, exists to help prevent male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. I salute their efforts to raise awareness and encourage men to believe they are not alone. Opening up shows great courage, not weakness. CALM suggests 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 if men felt able to ask for and find help when they need it then hundreds of male suicides could be prevented." In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male. Only 55% of

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Catherine Winchester Reg. MBACP (Accred.), BSc (Hons), Postgrad. Diploma (counselling), Postgrad. Diploma (clinical supervision) 

Counselling adults, children and young people in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire since 2014

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