Izzy & Elly are fundraising for CALM in memory of Mark Bushby
On Sunday 27th September, the day before the first anniversary of Mark’s death, we are walking against suicide in support of CALM.
As we cannot be in Reading this weekend Izzy and I have decided to join the walk virtually and we will be taking on our own 11km route in Edinburgh in remembrance of Mark Bushby and to highlight the importance of actively promoting mental health amongst young men.
In other words...we are taking on CALM’s Lost Hours Walk to deal with grief differently and defiantly, and to remember our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, partners and friends lost to suicide.
On average, 125 people take their own lives every week in the UK. **Mark was one of those.**
75% of people who take their own lives are not known to mental health services or have not been in touch with mental health services within the last year. **Mark was one of those.**
135 people are directly affected by every suicide. **Mark’s death has impacted hundreds more than this.**
CALM says: We’re coming together across the country to send a message that that’s not ok. We’re taking to the streets, parks, pavements, public footpaths and promenades to walk against struggling in silence, against being alone, against living miserably.
Anyone can hit crisis point. CALM’s free, anonymous and confidential helpline and webchat are there for anyone who needs support. They’re open from 5pm-midnight every day. Just £8 is enough to fund a professionally-trained helpline worker to answer a call that could save a life. Your support will help fund CALM’s life-saving services when they’re needed most.
You can donate below. Thank you.
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