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.
If you need any information on this project, please contact Ms Seri Ayuni at NCSS_Mental_Health@ncss.gov.sg
1 Siow Ann Chong et al (2012). Help-Seeking Pattern of the Mentally Ill. Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore; 41:154-60,
Removing Barriers - Interacting with Persons with Mental Health Issues
Resources for Supporting Persons with Mental Health Issues
The Removing Barriers booklet is also available in Chinese, Malay and Tamil languages.
Mental Health Resource Directory
24-hr Helpline for medical needs.
24-hr Helpline for crisis and suicide intervention
Community helpline for those seeking support
Caregiver support and inclusion
Singapore Anglican Community Services’
Employment Support Services
Tel: 6801 0490
Workplace support and inclusion
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.
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