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Medical Social Work | Occupational Therapy | Physiotherapy | Psychology 

Medical Social Work

Medical Social Workers (MSWs) are trained in social work and counselling to assess the psychological and social needs of patients and their caregivers and to help them identify relevant resources and services to resolve their problems.

As part of our efforts to improve the quality and continuity of care, MSW department offer

  • Caregiver support and training  to educate families on mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and depression, and to introduce coping strategies, i.e. for caregivers to care for themselves as well as for their patients.
  • Community outreach and talks to educate our community partners about mental health issues. These educational sessions can be conducted through seminars, talks or workshops.
  • Community training (interdisciplinary)- our MSWs are also posted to community-based programmes, including:

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Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy department at IMH works closely with internal and external partners to provide rehabilitative services for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly with psychiatric conditions.

The education and training programme that we offer includes seminars and training workshops conducted by both local and overseas experts with rich and valuable experiences in the field of psychiatry and occupational therapy. We also provide clinical attachments for local students who may be interested in the fields of occupational therapy and art psychotherapy.

In keeping with our professional development, we also offer internship attachments for occupational therapists and healthcare professionals to promote the exchange of knowledge, skills and expertise. 


Mental health physiotherapists are effective members of a multi-disciplinary team of doctors and allied health personnel. They bring a breadth of assessment and treatment expertise which complement prescribed medications and psychotherapy.

Adopting a holistic approach, physiotherapy allows for retention of essential simplicity and values necessary for healing of a whole person.

Physiotherapy, which complements prescribed medication and psychotherapy, is about educating patients about the importance of developing good postures to improve physical well-being, as well as to boost self-esteem. With a holistic approach that our physiotherapists take, exercise routines and programmes are also customized to suit the needs of every individual.

Caregivers are encouraged to be involved in the patients’ rehabilitation process to ensure continuous proper homecare.


The Department of Psychology at the Institute of Mental Health offers a comprehensive range of services that includes inpatient and outpatient assessment and therapy,  especially for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly with a psychiatric conditions and for the community and forensic sectors.

We also offer specialised wellness programmes to the general public and corporate organisations. Patients and their caregivers are equipped with the knowledge and skills to optimise their recovery from mental illness and to strengthen their psychological and emotional well-being to facilitate their adjustment and integration back into the community.


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