The Clive Smith Foundation
The Clive Smith Foundation (CSF) aims to offer understanding and support to people experiencing mental health problems, particularly in the Built Environment.
Who We Are and What We Do
The Clive Smith Foundation (CSF) aims to offer understanding and support to people experiencing mental health problems, particularly in the housing sector.
Clive Smith a highly respected architect, was a brilliant husband, father, son, brother, colleague and friend who unexpectedly took his own life on 5th April 2021. This was a terrible shock to all who knew and loved him. Sadly, whilst evidence suggests women appear to think about suicide more often, men are four times more likely to take their own lives, a situation exasperated by the pandemic.
By creating a wider awareness of mental health issues affecting men and women in both personal and professional lives, The Clive Smith Foundation hopes to:
Provide a better understanding of mental health issues that can lead to suicide
Encourage sympathetic, open debate on mental health issues facing men
Build a friendly community of people determined to help combat stigmas around mental health
Where to go for help
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide.
Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives and 75% of all UK suicides are male.
CALM run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anybody who needs to talk about life’s problems. They support those worried by suicide through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).
Andy's Man Club #Itsokaytotalk
Andy’s Man Club is a talking group, a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues and problems they have faced or are currently facing.
It was formed by Luke Ambler and his mother-in-law Claim after his brother-in-law took his own life.
In September Andy’s Man Club will have opened in 60 locations across the UK.
Samaritans is a registered charity and providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout Great Britain and Ireland.
“When life is difficult, Samaritans are here, day or night, 365 days a year. You can call them for free on 116123, email at email@example.com or visit www.samaritans.org to find your nearest branch”.
The Rethink Mental Illness Advice Service
Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes that a better life is possible for numerous people affected by mental illness.
They provide specialist information and advice with useful focused advice and information including:
Suicidal thoughts – how to support someone factsheet.
Suicidal thoughts – how to cope
Suicidal coping with loss
Mental health conditions and symptoms
Living with mental illness
Benefit, money issues and employment
Police, courts and prison
Mental health laws
Rights and restrictions
Support for carers