Samaritans joins new coalition to reduce male suicide

The Duke of Cambridge will be launching a coalition today to tackle the high rates of male suicide with Samaritans, The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and a number of frontline services.

As well as CALM and Samaritans, National Rail, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Highways England, British Transport Police and the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Chief Fire Officers Association and the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives are also involved.

The Coalition aims to take action to reduce male suicides. Men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women in the UK, with middle-aged men particularly at risk. We are pleased to be involved in the coalition which we believe will be influential and reach a wide audience.

More information on the coalition is available in the Male suicide prevention coalition media room on the CALM website, and you can read our response to the latest ONS statistics on suicide in our research blog.