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“The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is taking a stand against suicide. That means standing against feeling shit, standing up to stereotypes and standing together to show life is always worth living. CALM run a free, confidential and anonymous helpline as well as a webchat service, offering help, advice and information to anyone who is struggling or in crisis"
“I'm Luis and I've looked after our artistic communities at CALM for a few years. We believe that we can help and support much of the UK through the things they love doing.
I'm hoping people tune in to do today’s challenge with us! But wherever and whenever they do it we just hope that they're feeling creative and a little thoughtful. We hope they brighten up their day and someone else's and have the knowledge that there's some support from CALM should they ever need it.”
This challenge is inspired by the #TellAMate Campaign by CALM.
"We'd love to challenge you to brighten up someone's day. Can you think of someone who's day you can make a little better? Think of something they'd like to see, hear or experience. With that, we also want you to let them know CALM's resources
are there for them and anyone in their lives too.
Tell a mate something that you think about them. Don't wait to say something nice about them. Create something and tell them."
Wyddost ti am rywun y gallet ti wneud heddiw'n well iddyn nhw? Meddylia am rywbeth y byddai'r unigolyn yna'n hoffi ei weld neu ei glywed. Hoffem hefyd iddynt gael gwybod bod adnoddau CALM ar gael iddyn nhw a phawb arall yn eu bywydau.
Byddai'n wych pe byddet tithau a phawb sy'n dilyn yr Her yn dweud wrth ffrind rywbeth rwyt yn ei feddwl amdano neu amdani. Paid oedi dweud rhywbeth da. Crea rywbeth a dwed wrth dy ffrind.
Did brightening up someone’s day make you feel good inside as well? Can you make it a regular habit?
Share your response with friends and family and invite them to join in!
Share your responses with #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Read our top tips for accessible sharing on social media here.
A note from 64 Million Artists:
There is no wrong or right way to take part in The January Challenge. People take part in all sorts of ways! Here are some examples:
- Sharing the challenges with your community group or workplace and creating responses together
- Creating a WhatsApp group with friends or family to share responses
- Sharing responses on social media in our friendly Facebook Group, or on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TheJanuaryChallenge
- Individually, keeping responses to yourself
There is no pressure to complete the challenge everyday of the month, if simply reading the prompt brings new thoughts each day, or you create a physical response 31 days of the month, we encourage you to take part in a way that works best for you!