AWI Short Film Competition

Always Hope

ALWAYS HOPE reminds us that on every journey there is always an opportunity to turn around.

On Friday 26th November 2010, a last minute opportunity came up to make a short film about suicide. Well, actually, a short piece on hope.

We wanted a simple concept; converging journeys and the opportunity to turn around, reach out and to talk.

Suicide affects young men more than any age group, in fact, men are three times more likely to take their own life than women. Among men under the age of 35, suicide is the second most common cause of death.

On every journey there is always an opportunity to turn around.

Always hope


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Director: David Salas

Tobit Emmens is the Head of Research Management and Innovation for Devon Partnership NHS Trust and a University Fellow at the University of Exeter. He previously received his MSc (a meta-narrative review on suicide and media) from The Peninsula Medical School / University of Exeter, in 2010. As a health services researcher, Emmens' research includes mixed-method approaches in both online and off-line settings, and have included the investigation of patterns of ecstasy (MDMA) use in two English counties, the identification and management of suicide ‘hotspots’, the use of SMS Text Messages to support people who self-harm and the role of online communities for people who self-harm. Research, inovation and NHS interests include technology in the NHS, suicide and self-harm and community wellbeing.

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