Distress Centre Durham

Distress Centre Durham helps people in distress to cope by providing emotional support, crisis/suicide management and community education.

The strategy

For many people, coping is most difficult during the evening and overnight. This is why Distress Centre Durham's helpline operates 24/7. For 2014, the staff and Board of Directors of DCD want to bring the important work they do at night to the public’s attention. The executive director approached us to develop a year-long donation campaign focused on highlighting the importance of providing services overnight. The strategy behind the campaign is to present the information in an eye-catching, interesting format with clear and simple copy. We developed Our Lights Stay On as a headline and researched an image to support the campaign. The key message about the importance of the DCD remaining open overnight is clearly stated.


More Distress Centre Durham work

We have been working with DCD since 2010 and are excited to be working on their current campaign. Previously, we have conceived and produced their Annual Reports for 2010, 2011, and 2012, and with plans for 2014. We have also designed their LGBT helpine logo and designed and programmed their website. The gallery below showcases some of this work.