Natalie Altman

I'm fundraising for CALM

I’m walking against suicide.

This October I'm taking on the 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.

Here’s why:

On average, 125 people take their own lives every week in the UK.

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.

135 people are directly affected by every suicide.

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 join my team or donate to my walk below.

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Saturday 12th Sep
I’m going to be doing the Lost Hours Walk which is walking either 3, 13 or 26 miles over the month of October to raise suicide awareness (and money for it) in a ‘walk against suicide’ but I’m going to do 26 in the first weekend. 

Whilst a somewhat taboo subject, suicide is a major issue. On average 125 people take their lives every week and for each suicide it is estimated that 135 people are directly affected.

Suicidal thoughts are a growing issue as they are something that you can’t always see meaning that the  issue is one that has the potential to impact someone’s life when they least expect it. 

CALM is a suicide prevention charity and their goal is to decrease the amount of people impacted by the issue. 

As I’ve said before, £8 is all it takes to fund a potentially life saving call!