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Mental Health Counselling Hotlines and Services (Singapore)

Updated: May 7

Singapore mental health

If you are based in Singapore there are a number of publicly available services to call for mental health support. Some are operated 24 hours, others during normal working hours and can assist with longer term mental health services and provision of resources.


If you or someone you know is in immediate danger of harm, call 995 (24-hour emergency medical services) or go the nearest hospital A&E for support.

 

Samaritans of Singapore

24 hours hotline

1767

With a focus on suicide prevention, providing round the clock emotional support for those in distress as well as other non-emergency mental health resources and services.


Singapore Association for Mental Health

Hotline (hours not specified)

1800-283-7019

With 9 centres across the island services include counselling, outreach activities, rehabilitation and skills training.


Institute of Mental Health

24 hours hotline

6389-2000

Th​e Institute of Mental Health psychiatric hospital offers a range of psychiatric, rehabilitative and counselling services for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.


Agency of Integrated Care (AIC)

Phone 08.30am to 8.30pm

1800-650-6060

Providing community care for seniors and caregivers. The AIC coordinates and supports efforts in integrating care to achieve positive outcomes for it’s clients.


Touch Community Services

Phone Mon-Fri, 9.0am to 6.0pm

1800-377-2252

A not-for-profit charity organisation supporting children, youth, families, persons with special needs and the elderly.


National Addictions Management Service (NAMS)

Phone (hours not stated)

6-RECOVER (6-7326837)

NAMS provides treatment and support for addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, gaming and others.


National Council on Problem Gambling

Hotline 8.0am to 11.0pm

1800-6-668-668

Provides support related to problems arising from gambling and treatment services for problem gamblers and their families.

 

Do you have family, friends or colleagues showing signs of mental distress? Signs to watch out for can include:


  • Feeling anxious or worried

  • Feeling depressed or unhappy

  • Emotional outbursts

  • Sleep problems

  • Weight or appetite changes; changes in personal care.

  • Withdrawal from previously enjoyed interests, sports or hobbies; apathy

  • Substance abuse

  • Feeling guilty, worthless or disconnected

  • Changes in mood, behaviour or feelings

  • Changes in work or school performance, absenteeism

Sometimes letting them know that you are there to help or that other services are available can make a real difference.


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