Our Campaign Storyends 28 Jan 2023, 11:59 PM
"Eunoia" :The Greek word for "well mind"
Hello there! We are a group of students from Dunman High School setting up a project- Project Eunoia, aimed towards helping tackle mental health issues in Singapore.
2020 and 2021 definitely hasn't been the easiest year for all of us, and it definitely hasn't been too kind on us students and teachers too. With the pandemic, studies, work and many more. The area that this has taken the greatest toll on, is no doubt our mental health.
Therefore, the aim of our project is to gather donors and raise funds for Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), helping enable more help to be provided to those struggling with mental health issues.
Aside from that, we will also be raising awareness on mental health issues on our Instagram page by educating people on how to identify possible signs of mental health issues, encouraging them to seek help, as well as creating a safe space for people to reach out to us when needed. We hope that through this, people will be more informed on their overall mental well being and know that they are never alone.
About The Charity
Founded in 1969, Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) is the leading suicide prevention agency in Singapore. Secular and not for profit, we provide 24-hour confidential emotional support to individuals facing a crisis, thinking about or affected by suicide. Through our programmes and services focused on suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, we hope to provide timely support to those in distress.
From 2016 to 2021, an average of 402 lives were lost to suicide in Singapore annually. This equates to more than one suicide death per day. With discussions surrounding mental health and suicide prevention more prevalent than ever, now is the time for us to make a change together.
WHAT YOUR DONATIONS CAN DO
With a 17.4% increase in the number of hotline calls answered and a 120% increase in the number of CareText messages replied, your donations will be important in helping SOS to match the rising demand for support amongst at-risk individuals across Singapore.
A donation of $1,000 can help SOS train our volunteers to take up 190 hotline calls, 290 CareText chats, or further support our CareMail platform or counselling sessions. Beyond enhancing our programmes and services, your donations will also allow us to continue providing our resources free of charge to those who need it most.
All funds donated will be dedicated towards SOS' enhancement and expansion of services and infrastructure. SOS also reserves all rights to pledge funds toward our Signature events.