CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably with SEAT
As a SEAT dealership, SERE are proud to support Campaign Against Living Miserably, CALM. As they approach year 3 of their partnership, SEAT have created a series of films, 'The Language of Listening’, starring Hugo Chegwin. They provide a series of hints and tips to make it easier to talk and listen about the stuff that really matters.
Sitting down and checking in with other people isn’t just a decent gesture, it can literally be a lifesaver. When a mate is showing signs that they aren’t okay, it can be tempting to brush it off and not ask, in case things get awkward.
Men aren’t always great at letting each other know when things are getting too much. In fact, only 55% of men experiencing depression will let anyone know about it* and 84% of men say they bottle up their emotions*. Every week, 125 people in the UK take their own lives and 75% of them are male*. The stats are shocking and we all want to do our bit, but it isn’t always easy knowing how to help.
You may remember SEAT's first successful and most notable collaboration with CALM, the “Grow a Pair" campaign. SEAT created a mural in central London with two enormous ears to draw attention to the power of listening. Receiving widespread press coverage and raising awareness across the country, no one could have predicted how relevant this was to be, as events unfolded during the course of 2020.
So go on, the next time you’re driving to the game, or to the gym, or waiting outside for that one guy we all know who spends an eternity making their hair perfect, why not use the time to check in?
That’s “The Language of Listening”, and it could make a massive difference.
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, take a look at the CALM website. No matter who you are or what you’re going through, it’s free, anonymous, and confidential.
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