Resources: Singapore Mental Health Help

Posted On: January 26, 2022

I’ve pulled together a different places to go for mental health support in Singapore. Hope this is useful.

We are more common than we might realise and our issues can make us falsely think we are alone. There are so many practitioners and services provided by those keen to support – do reach out. There is really no need to have any shame around it.

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National Care Hotline

The National CARE Hotline (NCH) currently operates from 8 am to 8 pm.

This hotline has been set-up to offer support during COVID-19. If you need someone to talk to about the issues that weigh you down, such as COVID-19 and its impact on your personal and family lives, on your jobs and livelihoods, and your future

Contact Number: 1800-202-6868 (8am-midnight)

Mental Well-Being

1. Institute of Mental Health’s Mental Health Helpline

IMH offers a comprehensive range of psychiatric, rehabilitative and counselling services for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. We were the first mental hospital in Singapore, starting with some 1,000 patients. Since then, many advances have been made in treatment, training, and research. Our treatment integrates evidence-based therapies, supported by the departments of clinical psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, and medical social work, to provide holistic care for our patients.

Contact Number: 6389-2222 (24 hours)

2. Samaritans of Singapore

Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) is dedicated to providing confidential emotional support to individuals facing a crisis, thinking about or affected by suicide. Non-religious and not for profit, our work focuses on crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

Contact Number: 1800-221-4444 (24 hours)/1-767 (24 hours)

3. Singapore Association for Mental Health

At SAMH, we improve the lives of persons with mental health issues through rehabilitation and reintegration. Our beneficiaries include youths, students and adults. We are here at every step of their recovery journey, while also providing emotional and practical support to their families and caregivers.

Contact Number: 1800-283-7019

4. Silver Ribbon Singapore

Silver Ribbon (Singapore) organises mental health events regularly and commemorates World Mental Health Day annually, collaborating with local & overseas mental health organizations, consumers, caregivers, corporates, government agencies, grassroots organizations, religious groups, school institutions, social service agencies and media to reach out to the community of all age groups through innovative means.

Contact Number: 6386-1928

4. Tinkle Friend

Tinkle Friend is a national toll-free helpline and chatline for all primary-school-aged children in Singapore. Tinkle Friend provides support, advice, and information to lonely and distressed children, especially in situations when their parents or main caregivers are unavailable.

Contact Details: 1800-274-4788 (weekdays, 2:30pm to 5pm), online chat (Monday to Thursday, 2:30pm to 7pm; Friday 2:30pm to 5pm).

5. Community Health Assessment Team

Our full name is “Community Health Assessment Team”, and we’ve been helping and supporting young people with mental health concerns since 2009. CHAT is a national outreach and mental health check programme under the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).

Contact Number: 6493-6500/1

6. Big Love Child Protection Specialist Centre

Help for every family. Hope for every child. Set up in May 2013, Big Love’s main objective is to help families with Child Protection concerns and for families to improve their functioning and resilience.

Contact Details: 6445-0400 (weekdays, 9am to 6pm);  Email Address: contact@biglove.org.sg

7. Child Protective Service – National Anti-Violence Helpline

Child Protection Officers conduct social investigations and provide case management services for children and young persons who have been abused or neglected by their parents or caregivers

Contact Number: 1800-777-0000 (24 hours)

8. Aware’s Sexual Assault Care Centre

The Sexual Assault Care Centre (SACC) at AWARE provides free services to survivors of all genders who have experienced sexual assault, helping them deal with their experiences and make decisions about their next steps.

Contact Number: 6779-0282 (weekdays, 10am to 6pm)

9. The Helping Hand

The Helping Hand, founded by Mr. Robert Yeo in 1987, is a Christian halfway house in Singapore that focuses on the rehabilitation of former drug addicts. We have helped to transform many lives and have since opened our doors to all ex-offenders.

Contact Number: (65) 6283 2204

10. Narcotics Anonymous Singapore

NA is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work.

Contact Number: +65 84058432

11. Pertapis Halfway House

Perhaps Children Home’s mission is to help children victims of abuse to re-integrate in society through positive learning

The Home provides care to 80 children and young persons from the age of 4 to 16 years old. 

Contact Number: 6746 4752

12. The Turning Point

The Turning Point is a Christian charity organization that reaches out to women seeking a place of refuge and help to overcome drug addiction since 1990.By loving them, equipping them and inspiring hope, we assist them to live a life of Hope in God.

Contact Number: 6458 2049​

14. WE CARE Community Services

WE CARE Community Services is an addiction recovery centre funded by charity. We provide support and treatment programmes for all forms of addiction, including drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, and various other compulsive behaviours. Our services are open to all persons who are in need of help to cope with an addictive disorder.

Contact Number: 3165 8017

15. The Hiding Place

We are a Christian Home for the rehabilitation of anyone who is in need of help. Through our programmes and services, The Hiding Place promises an environment that restores your life balance.

Contact Number: +65 6483 5348

Counselling

1. TOUCH Community Services

We believe in the worth and potential of every individual to grow, participate and contribute in the community –

be they a child or youth at-risk, a family in need, a person with special or healthcare needs or a senior.

Because Everyone Can Be Someone.

  • TOUCHLine (Counselling) – 1800-377-2252
  • TOUCH Care Line (for seniors, caregivers) – 6804-6555

2. Care Corner Counselling Centre

Professional counselling and therapy have a profound impact on leading healthy and fulfilling lives. It provides the tools and insights to resolve personal, relationship, family, emotional and psychological challenges. We offer individual, couple and group counselling, with specialisation in children therapy, couple therapy, mental health and trauma recovery.

Contact Number: 1800-353-5800

Online Resources

1. mindline.sg

Feeling down or anxious but unsure of what’s causing it?

mindline.sg provides tools, tips and resources to help you understand and manage your health and wellbeing.

The COVID-19 pandemic can take an emotional toll. Learn to manage your mental wellbeing and if you need support, we show you how and where to seek help.

3. eC2.sg

eC2.sg is a service by Fei Yue Community Services for Singaporean youth aged 13-25 years old. Some people still find that troublesome. They still refuse to get help though they really really hope to talk to someone. That’s where eCounselling Centre comes in! We call that eC2 here in eGen. It’s an online facility on eGen where you are able to chat one-on-one with a professional counsellor about the issues you are facing in life.

For relationship and sexuality counseling or book me for a workshop, do contact me here.

About Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Surrounded by friends who were sexually inhibited and struck by dire lack of positive conversations around sex and sexuality in Singapore, Dr. Martha Tara Lee set out to make a positive difference in embarking on her doctorate in human sexuality before launching Eros Coaching in 2009. Today, she remains dedicated to working with individuals and couples who wish to lead self-actualised and pleasure-filled lives.

She also holds certificates in counselling, coaching and sex therapy, and her fourth degree – a Masters in Counselling in May 2018. In practice since 2009, she is the only certified sexuality educator and certified sexuality educator supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Singapore.

Often cited in the media, Dr. Lee is the appointed Resident Sexologist for PinkLifestyle.com, Singapore Cancer Society, and Ofnoah.sg and Ofzoey.com. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women Under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. She has published four books: Love, Sex and Everything In-Between, Orgasmic Yoga, From Princess to Queen and {Un}Inhibited.

Martha works with individuals and couples in private coaching sessions, and conducts her own workshops. She takes prides in making sure all her workshops are also fun, educational, and sex-positive. This comes easily to her because even though she is extremely dedicated and serious about her work, she fundamentally believes that sex is meant to be fun, wonderful, amazing and sacred. As such, this serious light-heartedness has shone through again and again. For her full profile, click here. Email her here.

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