Project Update


When you freelance, you often find yourself drifting through many videos and songs to offset the lonely nature of it all. Through Xpress so far, I’ve had plenty human contact since last September, but that hasn’t stopped my constant intake of information from around the web. This morning I logged into my Facebook to learn that BBC Newsnight had covered the increase in middle-aged men turning to suicide.

Xpress has been a huge test for all on board with the campaign and it’s going from strength to strength, despite many learning curves along the way. Our album comes out in the summer and the campaign itself has received more support than I could imagine. Our angle is a creative one, but watching the feature on Newsnight this morning stripped everything down and drove home just how urgent the cause is.

What we’re doing through Xpress is helping to showcase one of many methods through which a person might empower themselves. After all, artistic expression is the only way that many of us creative types know. Suicide is a serious problem that CALM are working to prevent and to say that this whole campaign has touched the heart of all behind it would not to do the feeling justice.

I can only urge everyone to watch the video at your earliest convenience and have a think about how you can help the cause. Drop us a line – we’re always delighted to hear from you.

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Written by: Ben Tallon

Xpress awareness campaign on behalf of CALM charity.
Registered Charity Number 1110621