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Vision

Creating opportunities for the advancement of mental healthcare in Singapore.

Mission

The Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund (WHCF) is established to receive contributions and donations for the promotion, development and provision of mental health-related services in Singapore, including:

  • The pursuit of medical research and development;
  • Programmes for continued medical, nursing, paramedical and related education and training;
  • Publication of research and educational literature;
  • Provision and improvement of equipment and facilities for research and development;
  • Holding of conferences, seminars, and exhibitions;
  • Provision of funded care to patients who are in need of financial assistance.

Why Help is Needed

Mental illness is perhaps the least understood and most stigmatised of all medical conditions.

The Institute of Mental Health is home to about 1,200 long-stay patients suffering from chronic mental illness. Visits from their family members are few and far between, if at all. Our nurses and volunteers have become their surrogate family, organising outings and celebrations which are made possible by WHCF.

Due to mental health stigma and their reduced ability to work, being gainfully employed remains a challenge. As such, patients rely on financial support for basic needs like food, public transport, and medical bills.

How You Can Help

Our patients require more than just medical care in order to thrive in the community. Other non-core medical and therapy programmes, including occupational rehabilitation and social activities are also crucial to their recovery. These programmes and services can only be made possible through your donations to WHCF.

Established in 2000, the Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund is an institute of a Public Character (IPC) and a registered charity (UEN: 201940371M) under the purview of the Ministry of Health. It was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) on 28 Nov 2019 to provide greater transparency, accountability and sustainability of the Fund. As our operating expense are borne by the Institute of Mental Health, all donations go directly to programmes to benefit our patients. ​

To view the Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund's Governance Evaluation Checklist submission to the Charity Council, please click here​ (PDF, 455 KB).

WHCF Programmes

About $560​,000 per year is needed to support our on-going programmes. Some of our WHCF-funded programmes include: ​

  1. Rehabilitation
    • Vocational Rehabilitation for People with Mental Illness (Transitional Employment) Programme
      This programme empowers patients with vocational skills that will assist in job placement and facilitate community re-integration.
    • Very Special Outstanding Performers (VSOP)
      Our Occupational Therapy Department runs a choir and dance group called Very Special Outstanding Performers (VSOP) that enables persons with psychiatric illnesses to benefit from the therapeutic effects of singing and performing and trains them to a professional standard for public performances.
    • Club EPIP
      This is an evidence-based programme to reintegrate clients back to society, conducted by a multi-disciplinary team of Occupational Therapists, Case Managers and volunteers. Activities include social and work skills training, job preparation, lifestyle management, computer and IT training, dietary guidance, and Cognitive Remediation.
    • EPIP Peers 4Rs (Remembering Resilience, Respect and Recovery) Programme
      The EPIP Peers 4Rs programme trains and provides opportunities for persons-in-recovery and caregivers to render peer support to other EPIP service users. An honorarium is provided in the process.
  1. Patient Welfare
    To give our inpatients a taste of life outside the hospital, outings and birthday celebrations are organised on a regular basis. The WHCF-funded IMH Volunteers Programme funds sports activities, karaoke sessions, art and craft activities, a mobile canteen and a mobile library.

    The WHCF-funded Patient Welfare Fund (Medical Social Work) enables patients to continue with their medical treatment and recovery within the community. As many IMH patients are from the low-income group and/or have poor social support, this programme provides financial assistance for transportation for patients’ medical appointments and for other items such as walking aids, dentures, spectacles, lunch allowance at day centres, and home cleaning and improvement needs.

  2. Caregiver Welfare
    This programme enhances the ability of caregivers to sustain care to their loved ones as the task of caregiving can be physically and emotionally demanding. Activities under the programme include caregiver training sessions and caregiver support groups. ​

How to Donate

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Credit card/eNETS/GrabPay

Proceed to Giving.sg to make a monthly or one-time donation.

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​Cheque

Attention to payee name:
Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund and mail it with your WHCF Donation Form (PDF, 582KB) to:

Corporate Communications Department
Institute of Mental Health
Buangkok Green Medical Park
10 Buangkok View
Singapore 539747

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PayNow

You can donate via PayNow mobile app with any PayNow participating banks or via internet banking through the PayNow option. Just enter the Unique Entity Number: 201940371M or simply scan the QR code. You need to provide your NRIC/FIN/Passport number and mobile number in the reference field for tax exemption.

All donations to WHCF will receive 2.5 times tax deduction. Kindly note that providing your NRIC or UEN is compulsory for our submission to IRAS for tax exemption.

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Giro

For DBS/POSB account holders:

Simply log on to DBS/POSB Internet Banking to select “Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund” as the organisation to pay to under the dropdown list for Billing Organisations. You may refer to this step-by-step guide​​ (PDF, 702KB) for a quick reference.

For other bank account holders:

To make a monthly donation by GIRO, please print out, fill in and mail this WHCF GIRO Form (PDF, 458KB) with your WHCF Donation Form (PDF, 582KB) to the same address given for IMH Corporate Communications Department.

Tax Exemption

All donations will be acknowledged with a tax-exempt official receipt. You will receive a tax exemption of 2.5 times the value of your donation to the Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund.

To obtain tax exemption, kindly provide your name, mailing address, contact number, identification number and company registration number (if applicable) on the WHCF Donation Form (PDF, 582KB). The data collected will be used and disclosed for the purposes of issuing tax exempt receipts, mailing of thank you cards/letters, and other related donor management activities.

Please be assured that if your personal data is collected, used or disclosed for administrative purposes, we will protect it as required under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) and other relevant legislation, such as the Charities Act. Please visit IMH’s Personal Data Protection Notification webpage for more information.

If you have any queries, or are interested to be our fundraising partner or sponsor, please feel free to contact the WHCF Secretariat through:

Jeremiah Koo
Email: Jeremiah_JJ_KOO@imh.com.sg
Tel: (65) 6389 2867
Address:
Corporate Communications Department
Institute of Mental Health
Buangkok Green Medical Park
10 Buangkok View
Singapore 539747

Weblinks:

  1. Financial Information
  2. Non-Financial Information
  3. Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund Annual Report for FY21​ (PDF, 378 KB)
  4. Woodbridge H​ospital Charity Fund Donor Report FY20 (PDF, 1269 KB)​