One of our supporting male charities, CALM, have launched Project84, a campaign to raise awareness on the need for change with 84 men a week taking their own lives by suicide in the UK. That is a staggering number which CALM are determined to decrease..
They have teamed up with This Morning plus started a petition to campaign for change. Together with artist, Mark Jenkins and his collaborator, Sandra Fernandez, they have created 84 life-like sculptures based on the stories of real men lost by suicide.
CALM write: “To stop people in their tracks, make them pay attention and inspire much needed conversation and action around suicide, we partnered with the internationally renowned artist, Mark Jenkins, and his collaborator Sandra Fernandez, to create 84 individual sculptures. Friends and family members of the deceased helped in the creation process of the figures. Each one, a poignant reminder of a real X6jW7k93life lost and a call to society to come together and ultimately take a stand against male suicide.”
The sculptures are placed between the This Morning Studio and the main ITV HQ. Not only are they intending on opening up a much needed conversation around male mental health but also on the need to help the families who are left behind.
Please do go and see the sculptures and also sign the petition so we can help save as many lives as possible. The link for the petition is here: https://goo.gl/ET7mGH