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Top 6: September 25th 2019

Samaritans of Singapore (SOS): Hope in the Darkest Hours

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Top 6: September 25th 2019
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) and creative partner TBWASingapore are calling out to Singapore to help spread the message of hope this Suicide Prevention Week (September 8th-14th) via a single hashtag #hopethroughthenight. World Suicide Prevention Day also falls during this week, on September 10th. In 2018, SOS and TBWASingapore launched and curated a social repository of hope, where motivational quotes, inspirational artwork, original music and even personal stories were shared through a single hashtag.

This year, SOS has once again partnered TBWASingapore to invite the community to build onto this repository of hope via Instagram – a platform that youth are most familiar with. The campaign is targeting the 'darkest hours' of 12 midnight to 3 am – historically the hours when vulnerable youth reach out to SOS. The campaign is officially calling out for Instagram submissions during this time.

The campaign extends this year with an online film that features the inspirational and powerful testimonials from the community. Shedding light on the lives of ordinary Singaporeans who contemplated suicide, or who have had a loved one affected by suicide. Launched on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter this week, the film is a call to action to rally audiences to contribute to the hope repository.

In July 2019, SOS reported a 10% increase in total suicides in Singapore, with prevalence among young males. In the last fiscal year, SOS has seen a 56% increase in the number of youth in this age group writing in to the SOS support network to receive emotional support – a sign that young people are willing and ready to actively seek help SOS has also partnered with brands such as Foodpanda who have introduced the promo code HOPE for their customers, and Dopa Dopa Creamery, Bettr Barista and Sanity Coffee who have also created special hope – themed flavours to commemorate Suicide Prevention Week. Other businesses around Singapore are either creating bespoke activities or donating their day’s profits to SOS to commemorate the week.
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Brand Director: Corinne Yong

Brand Executive: Crystal Hong

Planning Director: Belynda Sim

Strategist: Elissa Wong

Project Manager: Angie Leung

Chief Data Officer: Oliver Kunze

Digital Analyst: Nikita Gupta

Head of Digital: Leigh Arbon

Social Media Executive: Lisa Oon

Director of Communications: Deborah Abraham

Video Production: Stories Worth Telling

Print Production Management: Eg+ Worldwide

Print Production Sponsor: A&D Printhub Pte Ltd

Paper Sponsor: RJ Paper

OOH Bus Shelters: Clear Channel

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