|Mental health conditions are not uncommon in Singapore, as about one in seven Singapore residents has experienced a mental health condition in their lifetime (ref: Singapore Mental Health Study 2016 conducted by the Institute of Mental Health). From the NCSS Study on Public Attitudes towards Persons with Mental Health Conditions in Singapore (ref: NCSS Launches First Nation Wide Campaign to Fight Mental Health Stigma), seven in 10 respondents believed that persons with mental health conditions experience stigma and discrimination in their daily lives, and yet more than five in 10 respondents were not willing to live with, live nearby, or work with a person with mental health condition. The Mind Matters study on mental health literacy conducted by the Institute of Mental Health, where nine in 10 respondents believe that those with mental health issues “could get better if they wanted to”, 50% said that mental health issues are “a sign of personal weakness” and six in 10 said that such people are “unpredictable” (ref: Straits Times article). Therefore, public education initiatives are necessary to raise awareness on mental health conditions, reduce stigma related to mental health conditions and promote inclusion and acceptance of persons with mental health conditions.
The Mental Health Public Education Grant Call aims to:
- Achieve collective impact via a collaborative approach to reduce stigma related to mental health conditions; and
- Build capabilities of social service organisations in driving public education initiatives aligned to the nationwide Beyond the Label movement
Applicant is registered with the Commissioner of Charities (COC), Registry of Societies (ROS) or Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).
Up to 80% of total actual expenditure, capped at $20,000 per agency.
Download the application form here.
Please note that the Grant Call application will be open from Friday, 26 February 2021 – Friday, 26 March 2021. For any enquiries or information, please contact NCSS Mental Health Services team at NCSS_Mental_Health@ncss.gov.sg.
The Mental Health Public Education Grant Call is supported by Tote Board under the Tote Board Strategic Initiative on Mental Health.