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 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
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.
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.
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. Our 2023 portrait, "Serenity" was created for us by illustrator & graphic designer Kareen Cox.
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.
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.
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?
Christmas can be the hardest time.
Hopeful & comforting words.
We want to be a kinder business.
What we do about the environment, mental health, toxic marketing, pricing, sourcing, charity and more.