IMH’s multidisciplinary team offers assessments and treatments for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioural and developmental problems.
- Developmental problems
E.g. bedwetting and soiling, autism, language and speech delays, reading and learning problems related to emotional or psychiatric disorders, socialisation difficulties, mental retardation.
- Disruptive behavioural problems
E.g. antisocial acts and conduct problems, such as lying, stealing, aggressiveness, destructiveness, disobedience, hyperactivity.
- Emotional problems
E.g. feelings of depression, refusal to go to school, fears, suicidal ideas and attempts, anger, hostility, mood swings, adjustment reactions, school-related problems, grief, obsessive compulsive acts; unusually shy, inhibited, or withdrawn behaviour.
- Other problems
Abnormal and odd behaviours, psychotic disorders, sleep-related disorders, eating disorders and behavioural addictions, such as pathological video gaming.
Our dedicated multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, medical social workers, speech and language therapists, specialist teachers, occupational therapists and pharmacists ensure that our patients receive comprehensive and appropriate care. Treatment is designed to meet each child's needs. Treatment methods include:
Specialty Clinics & Programmes
The Neurobehavioural Clinic comprises Autism Services and ADHD Services.
Autism Services is a multidisciplinary team consisting of Psychiatrists and Allied Health Specialists such as Psychologists, Medical Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Research Fellows. We serve children and adolescents between 6 and 18 years old. They may be referred to us from other hospitals, polyclinics, general practitioners, schools or may be self-referrals.
ADHD Services offers specialised multi-disciplinary assessment and therapy for children and youth with ADHD and mental health co-morbidities. Through parent education and workshops, it seeks to work collaboratively with parents and caregivers in supporting their children’s needs.
The Mood & Anxiety Clinic (MAC) provides comprehensive assessment, treatment planning, and intervention for children with mood, anxiety, and other related emotional conditions that may require clinical attention.
Forensic Rehabilitation, Intervention, Evaluation & Network Development Services (FRIENDS) provides comprehensive and integrated multi-disciplinary assessment and intervention services targeted at the following groups facing mental health issues :
- Young offenders
- Youth-at-risk of committing offences
- Victims of child abuse
- Children and parents involved in complex custody and access disputes
The National Addictions Management Service (NAMS) Adolescent Clinic also sees patients with problems, such as substance abuse, internet and gaming problems.
The Response Early Intervention and Assessment in Community Mental Health (REACH) for students is a mobile multidisciplinary team that works collaboratively with community partners, such as schools, voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs), and general practitioners (GPs) to help students with emotional, social and/or behavioural issues within the community.
The Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT) is a group of healthcare professionals dedicated to promoting awareness of mental illness, access to mental health resources and a free and confidential mental health check for those between 16 and 30 years old. CHAT works closely with students, educators and counsellors from Institutes of Higher Learning (i.e. polytechnics, universities and vocational institutions), social agencies and voluntary welfare groups, and mental health advocates to promote awareness (through talks, workshops and projects) and support young people with mental health concerns.
CHAT Hub, located along Orchard Road, is a one-stop resource hub. It was set up to help youths in distress, as well as to destigmatise mental illness. CHAT Hub is located at *SCAPE #05-05 and is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 12pm to 9pm (closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays). To learn more, visit www.chat.mentalhealth.sg.
The CHAT infotainment hub, located along Orchard Road, is a one-stop resource hub. It was set up to help youths in distress, as well as to destigmatise mental illness. The CHAT team comprises healthcare professionals specially trained to assess and help youths between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age. CHAT Hub is located at *SCAPE #05-05 and is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 12pm to 9pm (closed on Mondays and public holidays).
Diagnosis and intervention programmes are available for adults (aged between 20 and 64) to tackle psychosis, mood disorders, addictions and other mental health problems.
We provide assessment and treatment for the following:
Our dedicated multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, medical social workers and occupational therapists ensure that our patients receive comprehensive care. Treatment is designed to meet each patient’s needs. Treatment methods provided at our clinics include:
IMH provides the following specialised outpatient psychiatric care and rehabilitation services to adults living with mental illness. It is our sincere desire to help our patients regain control of their mind, moods and lives and to equip them to be independent and useful members of society.
The most common ailments for the elderly (aged 65 and above) are likely to be:
We provide the following services:
- Psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis of mental disorders in old age
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Home-based assessment and treatment (APCATS)
- Medico-legal assessment (the mental capacity to draw up wills and manage affairs)
Our dedicated multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, medical social workers, occupational therapists, case managers, physiotherapists and pharmacists ensure that our patients receive comprehensive care.
Treatment is designed to meet each person's needs. Treatment methods used at our clinic include:
The mental health needs of the elderly in Singapore are looked after at the following clinics:
Our multi-disciplinary team offers a variety of assessments and treatments.
Aged Psychiatry Community Assessment and Treatment Service (APCATS) is a community-oriented psycho-geriatric outreach service that provides assessment and treatment for homebound or frail elderly patients. APCATS provides assessments, treatments and other coordinated services to improve the continuity of care for our patients
In order to expand psychogeriatric services into the community, the Regional Eldercare Agencies Partnership (REAP) was set up as an extension of APCATS. REAP trains and taps on the support of community partners to detect and manage psychogeriatric problems in the community. Since 2008, in an effort to improve the continuity of care for the elderly, REAP has partnered community eldercare agencies and family physicians for training, consultation, coordination and support.