24 - 25 AUGUST 2021

Themed ‘Future Paradigms of Mental Health’, the 6th edition of the Singapore Mental Health Conference (SMHC) 2021 took place on 24 and 25 Aug 2021. The two-day virtual conference featured 70 international and local speakers who discussed about the opportunities and challenges related to mental healthcare amidst the backdrop of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Guest of Honour Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Health said, “In Singapore, IMH found that between May 2020 to June this year, about 13% of the general population reported experiencing depression or anxiety symptoms, during the one year since the pandemic started. While these findings may be preliminary, I think that anecdotally most of us may have seen or experienced this in one way or another.” He added that the pandemic will be with us for some time and that we will have to continue to adapt the way we respond to it and how we go about our lives. “More importantly, it underscores the need to adopt a long-term approach in addressing the psychological aspects of its impact. We need to internalise the lessons learnt, not only in managing infectious diseases, but also in addressing the mental health needs of the population moving forward.”

Held virtually for the first time, the conference comprises a keynote presentation, five plenary sessions, six engagement sessions and 16 breakout sessions that examine the mental health issues that​ individuals face, especially in the light of the pandemic, and the approaches to address the evolving mental health needs of Singapore

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20 - 23 JULY 2020

IMH organised the 24th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) 2020, which was held virtually in December 2020. This is the first time in its 83-year history that the Association held its biennial congress on the virtual platform. The opening ceremony was graced by Guest-of-Honour President Halimah Yacob. Themed “Starting from the beginning – laying the foundation for lifelong mental health" to reflect the importance of early intervention in the child and adolescent stages for better mental health over a lifetime, the event saw over 300 industry and academic experts make more than 200 presentations on the latest research and trends in child and adolescent psychiatry. ​

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3 - 5 OCTOBER 2019



Held in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands, the Together Against Stigma (TAS) conference is an international platform to discuss stigma issues that continue to plague people with mental health conditions, preventing them from seeking help, gaining acceptance in society and leading a productive life. Standing united against mental health stigma, more than 500 participants from 24 countries came together for the conference to learn about the latest developments, research outcomes and best practices in this field.​