An original animated character on an interactive multimedia website run by the University of Hong Kong, which aims to destigmatise depression for adolescents, has been honoured in Singapore for its ability to improve human life. Branded as Asia's only educational website to improve mental health, 'Little Prince is depressed', run by the university's Suicide Research and Prevention Centre, received a Silver Award at the 8th Asia Innovation Award last month, organised by the Asian Wall Street Journal and the Singapore Economic Development Board. The website, sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, tells the story of Little Prince on a quest to learn more about an 'emotional flu' he suffers, and includes a discussion forum, self-help tips and where to seek professional advice. The centre's director, Dr Paul Yip Siu-fai, said the aim was to create more public awareness of people who suffer from depression. More than 200,000 visitors viewed www.depression.edu.hk since its launch in September last year.