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Support for Individuals and Caregivers

Support for Individuals and Caregivers

As an individual living with a mental illness, social inclusion plays a central role in recovery. However, the lack of understanding about mental illness, compounded by the negative portrayals of the mentally ill in the media, often adds to the marginalisation of this misunderstood group. Without acceptance from the community, people with mental illness often face discrimination, lack social support, and find themselves isolated. It is therefore important to build the emotional resilience and find pillars of support at home, at work and in the community.

As a caregiver, one may experience various issues and problems in caring for his loved one who has mental illness. There is a host of websites and sources that provide a wealth of information to help caregivers care for themselves and their loved ones.

Read about Madam Wee's plight when she cared for her 80-year-old husband who had anxiety disorder and depression. Pick up tips on self-care as you continue the arduous caregiving journey. Find out more here.

The following helplines manned by key partner organisations will help both individuals and caregivers find further assistance in the community.

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Helpline number          

Operating Hours 


All Addictions Helpline 

6732 6837 

Mon – Fri:
8.30am - 6pm

Provides advice, information,
and emotional support to
callers related to addictions.

Association of Women
for Action and
Research (AWARE)

1800 777 5555 

Mon – Fri:
10am - 6pm

Provides empathy, support,
information and encouragement
to women in need of assistance.

AWWA Centre
for Caregivers

1800 299 2992 

Mon - Fri:
8.30am - 5.30pm

Provides information, training
and support for caregivers.

Brahm Centre’s AssistLine  

Helpline 1: 66550000

Helpline 2: 88230000
(Call & WhatsApp)

Operating hours: Mon - Fri,
9am - 6pm

Operating hours: Mon - Sun

Provides support to students and young adults in distress. Offers strategy advisory for parents to better support their children’s growth. 
Caregivers Alliance Limited  6460 4400 / 6388 2686 Mon - Fri:
9am - 6pm

Provides information, accepts referrals, offers befriending services, emotional support and training for caregivers.

Care Corner
Counselling Hotline

1800 353 5800 

Mon - Sun
Public Holidays):
10am – 10pm

Provides mandarin counselling
service by professional counselors.

Caregiver Association
Of Mentally Ill (CAMI)

6782 9371 

Mon – Fri:
8.30am - 5.30pm

Provides support for caregivers
taking care of loved ones with
mental illness.

Community Psychogeriatric Programme (CPGP)
by Changi General

6850 1840 / 6850 1841 

Mon – Fri:
8.30am - 6pm

Provides information and referral
services for residents living within
Northeast and Southeast CDC

Disease Association)

6377 0700 

Mon – Fri:
9am - 6pm

Provides a listening ear for
caregivers and assist them in
managing any crisis situation at

Institute of Mental
Health (IMH) Helpline

6389 2222 

24 hours 

Provides counselling for those
suffering from psychological
and psychiatric problems.

 Lifeline NUS /
National University of Singapore
 6516 7777 

 24 hours 








For NUS students who experience life-threatening psychological emergencies. Below are some examples of psychological emergencies:
• Having suicidal intentions
• Experiencing severe panic or anxiety attacks
• Dealing with news of death or severe injury to family or peers
• Traumatised or disoriented from recent physical violence 

Com Care / National
Family Service
Centre Helpline

1800 222 0000 

24 hours 

Provides assistance to the public by
directing to the appropriate agency
and links all FSCs for the public to
access. Operates in English,
Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

National Problem
Gambling Helpline

1800 666 8668 

24 hours  

Provides support, information and
advice for problem gambling.

SAGE Helpline for

1800 555 5555 

Mon – Fri:
9am - 7pm
9am - 1pm

Provides counselling to enhance the
total well-being of the older persons
and their caregivers with a special
focus on the psychological and
social aspects of their health.

Samaritans of
Singapore (SOS)

1800 221 4444 

24 hours 

Provides counselling for anyone in
crisis and persons with suicidal
tendencies, thinking of suicide or
affected by suicide.

Singapore Association
of Mental Health

1800 283 7019 

Mon – Fri:
9am - 6pm
by SOS)

Provides counseling for people who
have psychological, psychiatric
or social problems and others
who need information for such

TOUCH Care Line 

6804 6555 

Mon – Sat
Public Holidays):
9am - 9pm

Provides information and referral
services for caregivers.





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