84 MEN IN THE UK
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PROJECT 84

The statistics are shocking. Every two hours a man in the UK takes his own life. Male suicide and mental health is a big issue that can’t be ignored any longer. It’s unacceptable that so many men are dying from suicide on a daily basis, yet so few people are talking about it.

To stop people in their tracks, make them pay attention and inspire much needed conversation and action around suicide, we partnered with the internationally renowned artist, Mark Jenkins, and his collaborator Sandra Fernandez, to create 84 individual sculptures. Friends and family members of the deceased helped in the creation process of the figures. Each one, a poignant reminder of a real life lost and a call to society to come together and ultimately take a stand against male suicide.

REAL LIVES LOST

Each one of the 84 sculptures represents a real life lost to suicide.
Here are their stories.

MARK JENKINS

Mark Jenkins is an American artist most widely known for his hyper-realistic street sculptures made from packing tape. His work focuses on themes of marginalisation to create a stage that absorbs passers-by.

In addition to his own work, the artist is heavily involved in workshops that teach his tape sculpture techniques as well as his practice and philosophy on public art.

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As our main campaign sponsor, Harry’s embraces masculinity in all its forms and are committed to helping guys navigate what it means to be a man today.

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GET SUPPORT

Things can get tough, but we can help you get your life back. Being silent isn’t being strong.

If you’re worried that someone you know may be feeling suicidal it can be really hard to know what to say to them. Find out more on the signs that someone could be feeling suicidal, what to say to them, how to say it and where to find help.

The Support After Suicide Partnership is one of CALM’s key partners and exists to help anyone affected by suicide. Visit their website if you have been affected to get support and take part in new research looking at the impact of suicide.

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