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NEED HELP NOW?

If you’re struggling or having suicidal thoughts, Campaign Against Living Miserably's (CALM) free helpline & web chat is open every day from 5pm until midnight.

You can chat to a trained member of staff who are there to listen, inform and signpost.

No matter who you are or what you’re going through, CALM's helpline is free, anonymous & confidential.

To speak to CALM, call 0800 58 58 58, or connect via the CALM web chat here.

If you need immediate help, please call emergency services on 999 or The Samaritans on 116 123.

LIFE IS TOUGH & BEAUTIFUL

Life can be just as tough as it is beautiful. Sometimes very tough. We all go through hard times, sometimes they can break us. There's no shame in that.

In 2017 our founder Nick suffered a nervous breakdown that made him suicidal. It is something he is completely honest about.

You too can speak without stigma or judgement, like him. Say your pain. Start important, sometimes life changing conversations.

TALKING SAVES - PLEASE TALK

Nick's Story

In May 2017 our founder Nick’s first business failed. Burnt out, exhausted, up to his eyes in debt, humiliated, he had a nervous breakdown and became suicidal.

Despite being an emotionally open person, even he hid his feelings, out of shame and worry that he’d burden his family.  

Once Nick recovered he feared for other people who felt they couldn’t talk about their mental health, due to fear & stigma. Determined to make use of what had happened, FRAHM was born from everything Nick had learnt.

Thus, FRAHM talks honestly about mental health and the struggle (hence “tough beautiful”) of real life, instead of common marketing messaging that says "you're not good enough, buy this", which only makes people feel worse.

OUR CHARITY PARTNER

FRAHM has already raised over £43,000 for mental health charities since we launched in 2018.

We give £10 from every jacket sold to Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a leading suicide prevention charity.

We collaborate with CALM to unite everyone against suicide, and help more folk reach out, to talk when they're struggling.

CALM offers practical suggestions for all of life's problems - whether that's anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, money worries or suicidal thoughts.

DON'T KEEP IT BUTTONED

FRAHM and Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) have joined forces to bring you “Don’t Keep It Buttoned”, a long term initiative to remind us all to seek support when we need it, and encourage open and honest conversations about our mental health.

Every FRAHM jacket has a portrait of someone suffering in silence sewn into it, created from the oil painting "Milkshake Tommy" by local Frome artist Jamie Gallagher, and designed by Supple Studio.

It is a reminder that life can be hard, but is beautiful. To not keep it buttoned, but to talk to someone. The button can be removed and pushed into the hand of someone you're worried about.

THE 2022 LABEL

The 2022 edition label is created in high definition embroidery with a beautiful hand sewn button over the mouth. This man is buttoned up. Don't be.

There is clear contact information on the label (CALM find most approaches are via live chat on their website).

The button can be removed and pushed into the hand of someone you're worried about.

It is also your proof of authenticity: that you have purchased a 2022 edition FRAHM Jacket.

The art changes each year, but the aims stay the same. To keep or get us us talking. To know we're not alone.

We all feel fear. We all get nervous. We all worry. I do.

But these natural, necessary feelings, if not managed or resolved, can become a trend. A way of being.

Here's what I do, bit by bit, to manage stress and anxiety. 

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We have a new official charity partner in CALM, or Campaign Against Living Miserably, the UK's biggest suicide prevention charity.

We will be giving them our £10-per-jacket donations. We've raised over £43K for charity since we started, so we hope this will make a difference to a cause that's very dear to us.
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Every year, most of us start an endeavour on New Year’s Day. We steel ourselves. Gird our loins. Prepare to push through and nail it, teeth gritted.

Sounds tough, but why, when it could be beautiful, enjoyable even? 

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Christmas can be the hardest time. 

Hopeful & comforting words.

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Medication stigma shouldn't exist, but it does. That's why we're fully behind the #postyourpill movement. Taking steps to improve your mental health takes courage and is never something you should feel ashamed of.
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We want to be a kinder business.

What we do about the environment, mental health, toxic marketing, pricing, sourcing, charity and more.

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We promise to give £10 to mental health charities for every jacket sold. Why? Businesses and brands can in a small way, promote kindness and DO good, not just sell stuff, or make things worse. Can't they? Shouldn't they? We feel all businesses should give back

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