OHMME has partnered with CALM to run a series of workshops for men which launch in February 2018. CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, and exists to prevent male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male. On average that equates to 12 men per day taking their own lives.
CALM runs a range of services to support any man who is having a rough time and campaigns that challenge society’s ideals of masculinity. It does some incredible work helping guys to open up, to talk and to confront their fears and problems. Vital work in tackling the huge issue of male suicide.
The #StillnessInMotion are workshops have been specifically created for men by Jonty (from the charity), to help dispel societal stereotypes of masculinity, that men should be tough, ‘just deal with it’, and ‘man up’. The workshops are being launched to offer space for men to explore these pressures, in a civilisation that frowns upon men asking for help. They will combine elements of conversation, yoga, and meditation in a safe space whilst discussing issues of masculinity and what it means to be a man in today’s world.
The work of CALM is vital and you can join in and support by checking out their website: Thecalmzone.net/join
If you need some support contact CALM helpline and webchat for free, its confidential and anonymous. Open daily from 5pm to midnight. 0800 58 58 58
OHMME is an eco-friendly athleisure brand incorporating Bluesign® fabrics and Green Defence technology to keep the fabrics smelling fresh. With new collections bi-annually, it is the anti-thesis to fast throwaway fashion. Founded by Louis d’Origny with Jonty Hikmet in 2015 when they spotted a gap in the market for men’s conscious active wear, it was created under the brief of style, movement and comfort.
Having previously struggled to find clothing for yoga practice, that he wanted to wear, Louis endeavoured to produce a high quality, eco-friendly and affordable clothing range. Hero pieces include the Dharma pants (£55) 8-Limb Hoodie (£62) and Zhu boxers (£20).