Dance Tunnel Fundraiser
Dance Tunnel Poster was a fundraiser and awareness for male youth that commit suicide every year in the UK; the poster was to publicise the fundraiser party.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), and we’re taking a stand against suicide. That means standing against feeling shit, standing up to stereotypes and standing together to show life is always worth living.
To design a poster for a fundraiser to bring awareness about male youth that commit suicide every year in the United Kingdom, there must not be any imagery that would scare or intimidate in any way– abstract.
Poster to an event that will bring in donations and participation with awareness of male suicide. An abstract poster with hidden meaning.
Anyone can feel suicidal. So we need to be there for everyone. From advice on our website about issues, you might be facing; through to free, confidential chats with our helpline staff, online or on the phone, we’re here for anyone struggling every day of the year. No matter what.
Our helpline and webchat are open 365 days a year, offering practical suggestions for all of life’s problems – anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, money worries or suicidal thoughts. Our staff answer a call every 66 seconds – they listen, talk and help people struggling with life to make a plan so they can begin to look to the future.
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There were 6,708 suicides in the UK and ROI in 2013.
In 2013, 6,233 suicides were registered in the UK. Suicides correspond to a rate of 11.9 per 100,000 (19.0 per 100,000 for men and 5.1 per 100,000 for women).
The male suicide rate is the highest since 2001. The suicide rate among men aged 45-59, 25.1 per 100,000, is the highest for this group since 1981.
Male suicides in Wales rose by 23 per cent between 2012 and 2013. The rate for males (26.1 per 100,000) is at its highest since 1981.
Scotland and Northern Ireland show higher suicide rates for all persons, males and females. However, rates are not necessarily directly comparable.
Unlike the trend in the UK as a whole and other constituent nations, the suicide rate in Scotland has declined since 2007.
Rates in the Republic of Ireland have fluctuated more than in the UK in recent years but have declined in the last two years.
The recent increase in the UK is not surprising, given the context of a challenging economic environment and its social impact.
Source: Samaritans SUICIDE STATISTICS REPORT 2015 Including data for 2011-2013