The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day. You can find out more about CALM here.
At the moment, the bulk of our funding comes from our amazing supporters – you! We receive a small but hopefully growing proportion of our income from trusts, foundations, local authorities and corporates.
In a word: no. CALM provides support for anyone who needs it. We believe we can all help fight suicide. Together. For more information on CALM and our free services, click here.
CALM currently spends 80% of its expenditure on delivering our services: that’s answering calls and webchats on our helpline; working with communities across the country; and campaigning for better awareness and understanding of suicide and its devastating impact. Everything else is spent on keeping the charity running and fundraising to ensure we can help the hundreds of thousands of people who need our support every year.
If you are a journalist or broadcaster and need to contact us, you can reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07738 160 434. This number is for media enquiries only and we won’t be able to answer general enquiries. All other enquiries should be via the form on our Contact page.
You can also view our media page . If you are writing a story about suicide, please refer to the Samaritans media guidelines.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to support requests like these.
If you’re in need of support or want help on a specific issue, click here.
It can be difficult to know what to do if you’re worried that someone close to you is at risk of suicide. Our helpline is there for everyone, not only those in crisis, so you can call to find out more information on how you can help. You can also find support information on our worried about someone page, and our help section has information on particular issues.
Sorry to hear about your loss. CALM partners with the Support after Suicide Partnership, which offers support to people affected by suicide. If you need any further support or information, please Contact us and we’ll try to help as much as we can (we aim to respond to your email within 72 hours).
Anybody can use our services. The helpline and webchat is open to all and can be accessed 5pm – Midnight every day, 365 days a year.
No. All calls to the helpline and webchat are confidential and anonymous. We will never ask for names or addresses.
Unfortunately our webchat is only available for people in the UK. If you are outside of the UK, please use this page to look up support in your country.