Full Name
Simon Gunning
Job Title
Campaign Against Living Miserably
Speaker Bio
Simon Gunning is CEO of suicide prevention organisation Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). Since joining CALM in 2017, Simon has overseen rapid transformation of its brand and operations, more than doubling its helpline service provision to reach more people before the point of crisis. In 2022 the CALM helpline had over three million minutes of potentially life saving conversations.

Award winning campaigns, like Project 84 and the Last Photo, and partnerships with brands and agencies has driven huge growth in CALM’s profile and revenue, helping to drive awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide.

Prior to CALM, Simon led the digital, marketing and commercial divisions of Virgin Media TV, EMI Music, the BBC and BBH. His time in music has seen him work with some of the most iconic bands and artists of a generation including Black Grape, Elastica, Garbage, Bon Jovi, and Michael Hutchins.
Simon Gunning