How’s lockdown going? Answering the unanswerable
This week, the government mapped out how things will slowly be returning to ‘normal’. There’s excitement about getting out to see friends and family again but, amongst the buzz, there’s also nervousness about the journey back to normality.
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A poll on our socials showed just how mixed emotions are – with 64% of you saying you were feeling anxious and only 36% relaxed. Whether you’re pumped for June, uneasy about socialising again or just feel a bit ‘meh’ about the whole thing, CALM have got your back. Here’s a lowdown on some of the things you might be feeling about lockdown and some tips if you’re struggling.
Take me to the tips
What does it mean to be a man today?
In a new poll younger men told us they don’t connect with blokey stereotypes such as being ‘always strong’. As part of The MANdate, with UM London and Joe Media, we looked at how we can break through these stereotypes.
And our collab film with Joe and One Eighty (which you can watch below) questions masculine stereotypes and the expectations, pressures and challenges of what it means to be a man.
Read The MANdate
Slowthai chats to CALM
This week Slowthai celebrated his first number one album with TYRON, a record that deals with “the ups and downs of being a human”.
We chatted to him about his mental health struggles, how a heart to heart with Jame Blake helped him open up and how he dealt with suicidal thoughts.
Catch up with Slowthai
Four lads in jeans talk sea shanties and cyberbullying
Going viral after a photo of their tightly-fitting trews hit the internet, you’ve probably seen the ‘Four Lads in Jeans’ memes, but what happens when a meme turns mean? We caught up with them to chat cyberbullying, sea shanties and how they’re using their platform for good.
Meet the men behind the meme
Grab a place on the virtual London Marathon
We’re delighted that CALM has 10 places up for grabs in the Virtual Virgin London Marathon. Take part in the UK’s most famous race, wherever you are. 50,000 people will be taking part all over the country and if you want to be one of them, you can apply for one of our places. We can’t wait to have you on #TeamCALM.
Apply for a space
FundraiseMarathon in the park or gaming marathon on the sofa, whatever you love, it’s quick and easy do it for CALM.
Don’t wanna move a muscle? We get you. You can donate directly to CALM’s services at the click of a button (or a tap of a screen).
Follow social media to support CALM’s latest campaigns – from comedy clubs to nationwide ads. And if you like it, well, tell your mates.
🙌 Supporters of the month 🙌
Gav’s had us on the edge of our seats (or should that be the corner?) raising almost £9,000 by livestreaming himself completing a Mr Blobby jigsaw puzzle.
Staff at Waterman have been completing a virtual walking and running tour of their UK offices – covering a distance of 1500km, they’ve raised nearly £3,000.
Carrie has taken on 45 marathons in 45 days and raised £1,300 for our services!
PUT THE POLITICIANS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE AND WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE
Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?