All persons in recovery from mental health conditions are empowered to live with dignity in a caring and inclusive society. Rehabilitation and support services are available to help these individuals and their caregivers to be integrated
into the community.
Check out some of the mental health related programmes and support groups to help you cultivate a better mental well-being.
If you or anyone you know is overwhelmed with stress or anxiety find the help you need via Belle, the Beyond the Label helpbot.
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.
Find out more about SUBSIDIES at:
Belle, the Beyond the Label Helpbot
Meet Belle, the Beyond the Label Helpbot who will assist you with helplines, mental health services, and list of resources and programmes for the community.
Mental Health Services Resource Directory List of available programmes, contacts and addresses of services to support persons with mental health issues.
Parenting Tips on Helping Your Child Cope With Trauma
Understanding Mental Health Challenges Faced by Youths
Dialogue by BTL Youth Alliance
Helping Your Child Cope With Trauma
Organised by Silver Ribbon in support of BTL
Tips on Peer Support
by Campus PSY
Extracts from BTL Media Guide
by Limitless Singapore
The danger of stress is very real!
Allow yourself to be heard
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.
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.
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”.
Struggling to manage your emotions or know of someone in need? Find relevant resources to aid your mental well-being and support your peers.
Youth Mental Well-Being Network
Participate/advocate for youth mental health and find resources on mental health support!
|Beyond the Label Plug and Play Kit|
Through conversations with our stakeholders in the Institutes of Higher Learning, NCSS realised that many youths are passionate about generating awareness on mental health and addressing stigma associated with mental health conditions. However, they do not have the necessary knowledge, content and resources to kickstart their own anti-stigma initiatives within their peers and school. Hence, NCSS has decided to codevelop this toolkit with Youth Alliance and youths from Youth Corp Singapore, this toolkit contains activities that youths can adapt for their own use, resources and tips on how to kickstart their own anti-stigma initiatives.
Removing Barriers - Interacting with Persons with Mental Health Issues
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.
Understanding the Quality of Life of Adults with Mental Health Issues
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
Check out this space for more updates.
How Much Do You Know About Mental Health?
|Let's be more aware and knowledgeable about mental health to help fight perceptions and stigma in our community.|
Click here to view the How Much Do You Know About Mental Health? infographic (188kb).
Speaking About Mental Health
|The words we use in our daily interactions can impact people living with mental health conditions. Learn more about non-stigmatising terms we can all use to stamp out
Click here to view the Speaking About Mental Health infographic (106kb).
Mental Health Toolkit for Employers
|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.
For those interested to find out more, please email
Beyond the Label | Sumaiyah's Story of Resilience and Recovery from Schizophrenia
When Sumaiyah was diagnosed with schizophrenia, her family and friends came together to encourage and support her. Today, she is in recovery, happily married and working as a full-time programme coordinator. Mental illness does not discriminate, so why should we? Let's unite against mental health stigma.
Beyond the Label | Nicholas' Story of Resilience and Recovery from Depression
Nicholas battled with depression for over 10 years, and overcame it with treatment and the support of loved ones. Today, he's inspiring others with his recovery story. Mental illness does not discriminate, so why should we? Let's unite against mental health stigma.
Beyond the Label | Nicole's story of resilience and recovery from depression and anxiety
Nicole manages depression and anxiety with medication, therapy and support. Today, she's in recovery and supports others in their recovery journeys through writing. Mental illness does not discriminate, so why should we? Let's unite against mental health stigma.
Beyond the Label | Desmond’s story of resilience and recovery from schizophrenia
Desmond was seeing images for years before he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now, with medication and a new interest in photography. Desmond views life through a different pair of lens. Mental illness does not discriminate, so why should we? Let’s unite against mental health stigma.
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.
Let's Be Brave And Seek Support - Beyond the Label
You are not alone. The first step to recovering from a mental health condition, is finding the courage to seek help, and getting support from your friends and loved ones.
It's time to open up and talk about it with someone you trust.
|Let's Support Our Family & Friends - Beyond the Label
Do you have a loved one or a friend struggling with a mental health condition?
By being more understanding, offering your support and seeking help for them, you can get them on their road to recovery. It's time to open up and talk about mental health.
|Let's Offer Our Support As Colleagues & Caregivers - Beyond the Label
Is someone in your office or your life partner struggling with a mental health condition? By being more understanding, offering your support and seeking help for them, you can get them on their road to recovery. It's time to open up and talk about mental health.
The Clock - Beyond the Label Campaign 2020 Short Film
|Beyond the Label Fest 2020 Finale Video | NDP 2020 Theme Song - Everything I Am
Thank you for joining us at #BTLFEST2020. We hope that your weekend was enriched and brighter with the workshops, dialogues and music!
In support of World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2016
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.
If you need any information on this project, please contact us at NCSS_Services@ncss.gov.sg.
1Siow Ann Chong et al (2012). Help-Seeking Pattern of the Mentally Ill. Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore; 41:154-60
|A short film based on real life stories of recovery and resilience which showcases the importance of the support of friends and family. >> Click here.|
|Mr Joseph shares who helped him on his journey to recovery from depression. >> Click here.|
|Peirong talks about bipolar disorder and how her supportive boss helped her in her recovery journey. >> Click here.|
To support or donate to mental health related causes, please click here.