Chris Meredith – Memorial Show

 

shame, Sleeper, IDER, whenyoung

announce intimate, one-off memorial gig

 

Sunday 1 December 2019

O2 Academy Islington, London

In support of CALM and Mind

 

Tickets £20.00 adv and on sale from 10am on Tuesday 19 November at ticketmaster.co.uk

£6.00 from every ticket sold will be donated to each charity, CALM and Mind

 

 

Friday 15 November 2019; shame, Sleeper, IDER and whenyoung have today announced that they will be performing an intimate show at O2 Academy Islington, London on Sunday 01 December in memory of ATC Live agent Chris Meredith who tragically lost his battle with depression in September.

 

The gig includes Britpop icons Sleeper, who Meredith had represented since their reformation, London’s shame and IDER who performed at Meredith’s festival Neverworld and whenyoung, with whom he had a long association from before their current inception. All have come together to support two mental health charities, CALM and Mind. The 800-capacity venue represents a sizable underplay for shame and Sleeper, both having recently played at London’s 2,300 capacity O2 Forum Kentish Town.

 

“Chris Meredith was a big part of the Sleeper story, bringing us back to the live circuit after twenty years away. He was an absolute gem, a champion of female artists, and we’ll miss him hugely. We’re taking part in this gig for Mind and CALM because they do such amazing work breaking down the stigma of mental health issues and helping people in crisis. Their work is vitally important. Perhaps now, more than ever” say Sleeper.

 

Simon Gunning, CEO of the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) adds: “As an organisation that has always worked closely with the music community, we’re proud to partner with ATC Live to honour the memory of Chris Meredith. It’s great to have the support of such brilliant artists in raising awareness of the services that are available to anyone who may be struggling, and donations contribute towards the operation of CALM’s free and anonymous helpline and webchat which are open every day, 5pm-midnight.”

 

Tickets £20.00 adv and on sale from 10am on Tuesday 19 November at ticketmaster.co.uk

£6.00 from every ticket sold will be donated to each charity, CALM and Mind

  

 

About CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide — offering life-saving services, provoking national conversation and bringing people together to empower everyone to reject living miserably and stand together against suicide.


On average, 125 people in the UK take their own lives every week, with 75% of all suicide in the UK being male. CALM runs a free and anonymous helpline and webchat service from 5pm to midnight 365 days a year. CALM takes over 10,000 calls and webchats every month and, in 2018, directly prevented 675 suicides.


Alongside this life-saving service, CALM aims to create more action across society, against suicide through multi-award-winning campaigns like Project 84, which succeeded in getting millions talking and the government appointing the UK’s (and world’s) first Minister for Suicide Prevention.


CALM also brings people together with collective action around interest points like music, running, football and art to drive cultural change and empower communities to better support the mental health and wellbeing of themselves and those around them.


Just £8 pays for a potentially life-saving call to CALM’s helpline. For more information, visit thecalmzone.net

 

About Mind 

 

We believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone and what we do is to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. 

We do it through our local Mind services and our Infoline and have a team called Workplace wellbeing” that works specifically with companies to help them to look after the mental wellbeing of their employees. We also have 70.000 local campaigners that help us to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They do an incredible work, with people like the Royal Foundation on the Heads Together Campaign and with Rethink on Time to Change, our stigma fighting campaign.

 

Mental health issues can affect anyone at any time, be it through bereavement, illness, work stress or financial worries. Just in the same way that poor physical health can happen to anyone at any time, so can poor mental health. We know that 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem in any given year and I think this number is probably a lot higher and that it’s only 1 in 4 people who report.

 

With mental health problems being so prevalent, it seems incredible how there is not enough support for something that will affect 1 in 4 of us. People need help and quickly but about 50% of people wait over 3 months for talking therapies and it is estimated that only 25% of people with mental health problems receive support each year. Also, we all know there’s still such a stigma around experiencing poor mental health and also a lack of understanding.

For more information about us, please visit our website https://www.mind.org.uk/

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