MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
The national conference is jointly organised by partners from the healthcare and social service sectors in October 2014. It was co-led by the Institute of Mental Health and NCSS, in partnership with Agency for Integrated Care and Health Promotion Board.
The Singapore Mental Health Conference (SMHC) is a national platform for professionals in the healthcare and social service sectors, and those who are involved in providing mental health services, to gather, learn and network.
Launched in 2013, the SMHC aims to promote discussion to create a holistic care model to better support persons with mental health issues and their caregivers. The Conference aims to facilitate a continuing conversation to exchange ideas, share knowledge, and discuss mental healthcare provision approaches to address the evolving mental health challenges in Singapore.
Focused on building an entire mental healthcare framework, the SMHC aims to raise awareness on the roles and importance of various community partners. In 2014, more than 600 people attended the Conference jointly organised by partners from both the healthcare and social service sector. They include NCSS, the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and Health Promotion Board (HPB).
Themed "Mental Health and Resilience - It Takes A Whole Community", the partnership reinforces the organising agencies’ commitment to strengthen integration of mental health care services across the healthcare and social service sectors.