Samaritans of Singapore

Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) is a non denominational, non-profit suicide prevention centre. Since its establishment in 1969, SOS has developed into a professionally run and managed organisation. It adopts a holistic approach to suicide, focussing on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

Samaritans of Singapore
Formation1 Dec 1969
TypeNon-profit organisation
PurposeTo be an available lifeline to anyone in crisis.
Region served

SOS is a member of the National Council of Social Service and is supported by the Community Chest. SOS is also affiliated to American Association of Suicidology (AAS), International Association for Suicide Prevention, Befrienders Worldwide, and International Federation of Telephonic Emergency Services (IFOTES).



With the mission to be an available lifeline to anyone in crisis, SOS offers emotional support to people in crisis, thinking of suicide or affected by suicide. All information shared with SOS is treated as confidential and people can choose to remain anonymous.[1]



SOS provides the following services and programmes:[2]

  • Email Befriending
  • 24-hour hotline[3]
  • Professional Counselling
  • Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS)
  • Healing Bridge, a suicide bereavement support group
  • Crisis Support
  • Case Consultation
  • Training
  • Community Outreach
  • SOS Care Text

See also



  1. ^ SOS Mission statement and work
  2. ^ SOS Services
  3. ^ "Call these helplines if you need emotional or psychological support". Government of Singapore. 2020-04-23. Retrieved 2020-11-09.