​The costs of caring for your loved one who is suffering from a mental health condition can be high. Additionally, it is important to realise that counselling is not exclusive to your loved one.  As a caregiver, attending therapy can also provide you with a safe space to share about any challenges that you might have and how you can equip yourself with the skills to approach them.

To prevent yourself from feeling overwhelmed by the financial burden of providing care, please reach out to any of these organisations below to find out how you can plan ahead for your loved one’s journey to recovery.

Financial Support and Subsidies

​Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) 

  • ​​Medisave for Inpatient Psychiatric Episodes
    Up to $150 a day for daily hospital charges, subject to a maximum of $5,000 a year.
  • ​​​​Medisave for Outpatient Treatments of 23 conditions under Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP)
    Up to $500 for non-complex conditions, or $700 for complex chronic conditions per annum per patient. Covers dementia, and mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety.
  • Medishield Life Inpatient Psychiatric
    Up to 60 days per policy year $16​0 per day.​

 Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) enables all Singapore Citizens, including Pioneer Generation (PG) and Merdeka Generation (MG) cardholders, to receive subsidies for medical and/or dental care at participating General Practitioner (GP) and dental clinics.

For patients with chronic conditions, CHAS complements the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP), which allows for MediSave to be used for outpatient treatment (for the same set of chronic conditions) covered under CHAS.

Free Counselling Services

Silver Ribbon Singapore
Free basic counselling services in person. Weekdays only, from 9am to 5pm. Appointments required.=

Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) 
In-person donation-based counselling sessions available. Weekdays only, from 9am to 6pm. Appointments required. For families who are in tight financial situations, counselling sessions will be provided for free.

Fei Yue E-Counselling Centre  
An online counselling channel for youths (13 to 25 years old).

CPH Online Counselling  
Complimentary emotional support on divorce, marital and parenting issues via email or live chat. You can also choose to remain anonymous while you seek help.
Family Life Society  
Pro-bono counselling services to anyone who requires support. The organisation’s volunteers include Hotline Support members and para-counsellors with formal counselling training.
*At the time of publication (February 2022), the information reflected above is accurate.