Take care of your mental fabric

A visible clothing label reminds us not to keep our feelings folded away inside

On World Mental Health Day, October 10, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) teamed up with UK clothing brand Topshop and its menswear collection Topman to launch a unique capsule collection. Most items of clothing feature a label with care instructions, but it’s usually tucked away inside. Here the label was displayed on the outside, but the instructions concerned mental health: don’t handle problems on your own, seek help, and in case of emergency call the CALM hotline. In a context where suicide is the biggest killer of young people in the UK, the campaign created by Havas London urges people to share their worries – and reminds others to care.

 

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Havas London is Havas UK's flagship creative agency. Our mission is to make a meaningful difference to the businesses, the brands and the lives of the people we work with.
We’re the only major UK advertising agency to share a single building with every other specialist business in our network, all under a single P&L. Sitting within the Havas Village in King’s Cross affords us some clear advantages; none more so than our ability to build bespoke, multi-discipline teams around our clients, whatever their business need. 
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1. We are unique. We are the only agency in London that operates a truly channel neutral, single P&L, "village model". Every single marketing discipline under a single roof, run for you by a single business lead. Simpler, faster, more cost efficient. 
2. We have a "start-up mentality in a network structure". We have transformed the work and culture to create an agency with an incredible new business record and an outstanding client list. 
3. A simple belief. That the work we do together should be meaningful. It should have a positive meaningful impact on the lives of our target audience and the people who create it. 
4. Our client satisfaction scores. We track our performance and care about our clients – our scores have increased every quarter and not all sit in the top quartile of satisfaction. Our clients matter to us. 
5. We obsess about creating work that makes a meaningful difference - winning IPA awards for Ella's Kitchen, six British Arrows for 'Every Lesson Shapes a Life', and with 'Long Live the Local' the government freezing beer tax for Britain's Beer Alliance. 

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It marks a light-hearted follow up to last year’s TV ad, a playfully knowing, fourth wall-breaking film from Fleabag and Killing Eve director Harry Bradbeer, which aimed to destigmatise female sexual discomfort and unlock better sex for everyone.

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In fact, nine out of ten women who use lube say that sex feels better – and, as the Ladies, Let’s Lube campaign points out, it’s totally natural to reach for the lube on those drier days.

Kate Lloyd, creative at Havas London says: “As part of Durex’s ongoing mission to normalise lube and help end uncomfortable sex, we thought we’d encourage people to get over any New Year blues with a little lube. While millions of Britons sign up to dry January, we want to remind them that sometimes it’s better to be wetter.”