Grad Bites: Introducing… CALM

In this video Rikesh talks about the charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), the work they do and his role as an ambassador.


Grad Bites: Introducing CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Rikesh Chauhan (RKZ – pronounced Ricks) is a musician, menswear writer and photographer.
He’s also an ambassador for the award winning men’s health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).
Having studied Commercial Music at Westminster University, the multi-talented Rikesh has since branched out into other creative fields, including filming videos, photography and most recently, men’s fashion – both as a designer and writer.

Collaborating with prominent designer Saran Kohli, he helped to designed a collection of suits that bridge the gap between East and West (Indian fabrics meet Savile Row tailoring). Their first creation was featured in Esquire’s Best Street Style from London Fashion Week. He is now a freelance writer about men’s fashion.

Rikesh is also well known through his music – as RKZ, singer-songwriter, rapper and Spoken Word artist. His musical style has been described as ‘a fusion of alternative R&B, Neo-Soul and Hip Hop’. Check out one of our favourite songs ‘Notes’ here.

Find out more about Rikesh

Visit his website for more of his music, photography and information about other projects –
Find Rikesh @RKZUK.
Hear more about his work as an ambassador for CALM in his Q&A.
Check out our interview with Rikesh discussing his Life as a Creative

Contact CALM

CALM offers information, support & solidarity to men of all ages who are down & need help. They cover a whole host of issues including anxiety, alcohol & drugs, depression, eating disorders, financial stress, suicide etc.
The charity is targeted at men, but they will help anyone calling within the UK – no one is turned away.

Confidential, anonymous helpline: 0800 58 58 58

        Online, including webchat service: the CALMzone

        Free magazine: the CALMzine


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