CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably

Bayer Environmental Science has teamed up with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) to raise awareness about support for mental health issues, particularly in occupations where people work alone, such as groundskeeping, pest control and amenities management.



Preventing suicide


“Alarmingly, suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK,” says Alan Morris, Bayer environmental science country head.


“The industries in which we operate are largely male dominated, and often require individuals to work alone in isolated conditions, presenting big mental wellbeing challenges."


“The last 12 months have been tough for everyone, and as a result, we want to pledge our support to the turf, amenity, and pest control industries. This is why we are partnered with CALM to help raise awareness of the services available and destroy the taboo around mental health and suicide” he says.


With a 37% increase in demand for CALM services during lockdown, there has never been a more important time to raise awareness of suicide prevention as a reminder to keep an eye on our own mental health and people around us.


Life-Saving Services


Maria Kuzak, senior philanthropy manager at CALM, explains that CALM is leading a movement against suicide providing vital, life-saving support, impactful campaigns and collective action.


“On average, 125 people take their own lives in the UK every week, with 75% of all suicides being male. We are grateful for Bayer’s support which will help us reach thousands more people who could be struggling with their mental health, as well as raising awareness of CALM’s vital life-saving services” explains Maria.


CALM offers life-saving services - a confidential helpline and webchat, as well as practical advice for anyone affected, or those concerned about someone they know. CALM stimulates national conversations, bringing people together to raise awareness and stand against suicide.


Find out more about the CALM services at their website.