Singapore spends 18% (or $3.1 billion) of its total healthcare expenditure on stress-related illnesses annually?*
The immense pressure to excel academically, expectations from parents, increased
competition for employment and the digital stress. It’s time NOT to take stress lightly.
Relax, Let Go and Breathe.
*Source: Study found that Singapore spends about 18% (or $3.1 billion) of its total healthcare expenditure on stress-related illnesses annually - The Straits Times article, 21 Nov 2019
Allow yourself to be heard
Understanding, acknowledging, and processing why we feel the way we do can seem
like a complicated process. However, challenge yourself to let your voice be your superpower.
If you ever need to speak to someone, reach out: - National CARE Hotline (8am to 12am): 1800-202-6868 - Limitless Singapore:
www.limitless.sg/talk - SAMH (weekdays, 9am-1pm; 2pm-6pm): 1800-283-7019 - Touchline (weekdays, 9am-6pm): 1800-377-2252
Do visit Belle, Beyond the Label helpbot for mental health resources and services.
Have you ever found yourself at a loss when a loved one seeks support from you? We would often make the mistake of doing
what we think is best. Even though we have good intentions, doing that might results in them closing up even more.
People with mental health conditions often anticipate rejection from others because
of the stigma associated with it. In the case that your loved one opens up about their mental health experiences, it is important to… Be present - sometimes all you need is to listen. You may not need to offer any solution, simply listening is a form of support. Ask them how they would like to be supported - keep the conversations going and let them set the pace for seeking support themselves.
Doing so provides them a safe space where they can talk openly about their thoughts
If you look around right now, it is quite impossible to look at how 2020 had evolved without talking about our mental health.
Many of us may be facing some form of struggles given our current climate.
MYTH: Counselling is for people with mental health conditions. FACT:
Counselling is for anyone who has an emotional situation they need help with or for anyone simply going through a bad time and wants to gain a new perspective. It can be very effective in helping us sort through life’s challenging
So if you need a listening ear, don’t be afraid to talk to someone today.
Sometimes, nothing seems to go right, no matter how hard you try. Everyone has bad days. However, if you’re going through
a mental health condition, bad days may be harder to “shake off”.
If you or someone you know have been experiencing low moods for more than 2 weeks, or
have suicidal tendencies, please reach out: - limitless.sg/talk - SOS 24hr hotline 1800 221 4444 - National CARE hotline 6202 6868 - Belle,
Beyond the Label helpbot for mental health resources and services
Struggling to manage your emotions or know of someone in need? Find relevant resources to aid your mental well-being and support your peers.
NCSS supports a person-centred and ecosystem approach towards helping individuals achieve quality of life. This is also the value which underscores the Social Service Sector Strategic Thrusts (2017-2021), a 5-year roadmap for the social service sector.
This booklet gives an overview on how to help persons at risk of or experiencing mental health issues. It features
everyday encounters with persons who may be experiencing mental health issues. This booklet is also to help persons who are interested in supporting their friends, colleagues, neighbours or loved ones, and gives recommendations for action to
help others seeking help.
An employer’s guide to hiring and supporting persons with mental health conditions in the workplace
For those interested to find out more, click here.
Beyond the Label Conversation Tool
Beyond the Label conversation tool is designed to facilitate meaningful conversations about mental health and stigma. The conversation can be used by anyone who is open to having a better understanding of mental health and exploring
the impact of stigma in society.
Mental health services are covered under existing healthcare subsidy schemes for outpatient and Inpatient treatments. Additional subsidies are available for those seeking treatment for conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Programme; and MediSave and MediShield Life claims can also be used for these treatments. Should one need further financial assistance despite Government subsidies, insurance and MediSave, MediFund is available.
Beyond The Label | Understanding Anxiety The mental health landscape has seen an increase in Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD over the last 6 years, according to the Singapore Mental Health Study. Watch Veena’s story to understand
more on how you can support someone on their road to recovery.
Beyond The Label | Understanding Depression According to the Singapore Mental Health Study 2016, depression is the most common mental health condition in Singapore. Watch this video to learn more about depression, and how support and acceptance help in recovery. Let's unite against mental health stigma today.
Beyond the Label | Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of the top three mental health conditions in Singapore, according to the Singapore Mental
Health Study 2016. Watch this video to learn more about OCD and how you can support someone on their road to recovery.
The Clock - Beyond the Label Campaign 2020 Short Film Hard times reveal true strength. Let's have more compassion and empathy for persons with mental health conditions during these difficult times. The support from family, friends or mental health professionals
can help in the road to recovery.
In support of World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2016
According to the Singapore Mental Health Study conducted by IMH in 2010, about 1 in 8 Singaporeans have a mental health issue. Of those, only a third will seek help1.
This project was part of NCSS’s 5-year public education efforts to promote the inclusion of persons in recovery as our thoughts, words and actions can make a difference. We hope that through this project, persons in recovery would
feel that they are not alone, and that the general public would be more accepting and inclusive towards persons in recovery.