Throughout our lives, we may experience periods of intense stress and reach a crisis point. This could be the result of work, relationships, financial problems, health problems, or a variety of other reasons. Having someone to talk to can help you clear your head and feel a little better about your situation.
The CALM helpline is there for anyone who needs to talk confidentially about a tough time they are experiencing. Calls are taken by trained staff who are there to listen, support, inform and signpost you to further information, and it is open from 5pm to midnight every day, 365 days a year. It is free to call from any landline.
If you prefer to write down your feelings, CALM also offers a webchat service.
While CALM is primarily focused on supporting men experiencing suicidal feelings, they are also able to provide support for anyone in need of help.
It may be a good idea to consider sharing this information in some of your internal communications, to ensure staff know it is available – especially if your organisation includes a large proportion of men. Remember to include those who work offsite, who may be more isolated than office-based staff.