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REACH

REACH

REACH (Response, Early intervention and Assessment in Community mental Health) is a community-based mental healthcare service for students with emotional, social and/or behavioural issues. Set up in 2007, REACH aims to bring mental healthcare services into the community to improve response time and accessibility of mental healthcare to students by working closely with schools and voluntary welfare organizations (VWOs). In schools, students are supported by school counsellors who may consult and refer to REACH team on students’ mental health needs. Our multi-disciplinary team, comprising medical doctors, clinical psychologists, medical social workers, occupational therapists and nurses, provides the following services:   


Services

REACH Helpline

REACH offers free phone consultations for School Counsellors seeking advice on the management and referral of students with mental health issues.   

Mental Health Assessment, Treatment and Intervention

Upon successful referral to REACH, a mental health assessment is conducted to assess the condition of the student. The assessments are typically conducted in schools or VWO centres to provide greater convenience. An appropriate treatment plan will be formulated and REACH will then collaborate closely with school counsellors and VWOs to conduct suitable school-based interventions. If further specialised assessment or treatment is required, the student may be referred to Specialised Outpatient Clinics (IMH, NUH or KKH) by the REACH team for further psychiatric evaluation and intervention, which may include medications, psychotherapy, and group or family work (standard clinic charges apply). 

Mental Health Trainings and Talks

REACH conducts specialised training sessions for our community partners to enhance their capability in identifying and managing students with mental health issues within the community. Additionally, REACH also provides mental health talks to schools upon request. 

 

Referral

 Appointments are made through school counsellors only. Parental consent must be obtained prior to referral to REACH.  

 

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