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Creating opportunities for the advancement of mental healthcare in Singapore.


The Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund (WHCF) is established to receive contributions and donations for the promotion, development and provision of mental health-related services in Singapore, including:

  • The pursuit of medical research and development;
  • Programmes for continued medical, nursing, paramedical and related education and training;
  • Publication of research and educational literature;
  • Provision and improvement of equipment and facilities for research and development;
  • Holding of conferences, seminars, and exhibitions;
  • Provision of funded care to patients who are in need of financial assistance.

Why Help is Needed

Mental illness is perhaps the least understood and most stigmatised of all medical conditions.

The Institute of Mental Health is home to about 1,000 long-stay patients living with​​ chronic mental illness. Visits from their family members are few and far between, if at all. Our nurses and volunteers have become their surrogate family, organising outings and celebrations which are made possible by WHCF.

Due to mental health stigma and their reduced ability to work, being gainfully employed remains a challenge. As such, patients rely on financial support for basic needs like food, public transport, and medical bills.

How You Can Help

Our patients require more than just medical care in order to thrive in the community. Other non-core medical and therapy programmes, including occupational rehabilitation and social activities are also crucial to their recovery. These programmes and services can only be made possible through your donations to WHCF.

Established in 2000, the Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund is an institute of a Public Character (IPC) and a registered charity (UEN: 201940371M) under the purview of the Ministry of Health. It was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) on 28 Nov 2019 to provide greater transparency, accountability and sustainability of the Fund. As our operating expense are borne by the Institute of Mental Health, all donations go directly to programmes to benefit our patients. ​

To view the Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund's Governance Evaluation Checklist submission to the Charity Council, please click here​​ (PDF, 455 KB).

WHCF Programmes

About $1,001​,000 per year is needed to support our on-going programmes for FY2023​: ​

Living Well
1. “We are a Resilient Family” Programme
2. Caregiver Support Activities
3. Resilience, Empathy, Support, and Total Wellness (REST) for Wellness (for Youths) Programme

Living with Illness
4. Patient Welfare Fund (MSW)
5. Very Special Outstanding Performers (VSOP)
6. Vocational Rehabilitation for People with Mental Illness (Transitional Employment & Supported Employment)
7. IMH Volunteer Programme
8. IMH Joy Club – Drum Circle
9. Structured Programme of Motivational Support (Individual)
10. Bergen 4-Day Treatment (Concentrated Exposure and Response Prevention Treatment) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
11. Dance Therapy for Child and Adolescent Inpatient Service
12. Structured Motivational Support Programmes for patients on the Forensic Psychiatric Community Service (FPCS)
13. “Little Acts of Kindness” Programme for patients in Acute and Psychogeriatric Wards
14. EPIP’s psychosocial programmes and appreciation events
15. Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
16. Pillbox Programme
17. Handphone Project
18. WE Enable Day Camp
19. Hydroponic Farm Workshop
20. Funding for Preservation Courses of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation – Financial Support for Patients with Treatment Resistant Depression

21. Voices of Experience
22. Set-up of Community Garden in IMH​
23. Funding for Peer Volunteers to attend the IEPA’s 14th International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health in Lausanne, Switzerland

How to Donate

IMH celebrates our 95th anniversary this year! To mark this milestone, IMH is holding a charity show on 9 Dec 2023 to raise funds for WHCF. Find out more about our charity show. During this period, if you wish to make a donation, you may do so online via the IMH Anniversary Charity Show Donation Form. Thank you for your support! 

To make it more special for you since it's our anniversary year, you will receive complimentary tickets to our charity show for donations $1,000 and above. All cash donations towards the WHCF are eligible for 250% tax deduction.​

If you would like to make a donation via GIRO, here's more info: 

For DBS/POSB account holders:

Simply log on to DBS/POSB Internet Banking to select “Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund” as the organisation to pay to under the dropdown list for Billing Organisations. You may refer to this step-by-step guide​​ (PDF, 702KB) for a quick reference.

For other bank account holders:

To make a monthly donation by GIRO, please print out, fill in and mail this WHCF GIRO Form​ (PDF, 172KB) with your WHCF Donation Form (PDF, 207KB) to the same address given for IMH Corporate Communications Department.

​Tax Exemption

All donations will be acknowledged with a tax-exempt official receipt. You will receive a tax exemption of 2.5 times the value of your donation to the Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund.

To obtain tax exemption, kindly provide your name, mailing address, contact number, identification number and company registration number (if applicable) on the WHCF Donation Form (PDF, 207KB). The data collected will be used and disclosed for the purposes of issuing tax exempt receipts, mailing of thank you cards/letters, and other related donor management activities.

Please be assured that if your personal data is collected, used or disclosed for administrative purposes, we will protect it as required under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) and other relevant legislation, such as the Charities Act. Please visit IMH’s Personal Data Protection Notification webpage for more information.

If you have any queries, or are interested to be our fundraising partner or sponsor, please feel free to contact the WHCF Secretariat through:

Quek Ai Choo
Email: ai_choo_quek@imh.com.sg
Tel: (65) 6389 2797​
Corporate Communications Department
Institute of Mental Health
Buangkok Green Medical Park
10 Buangkok View
Singapore 539747


  1. Financial Information
  2. Non-Financial Information
  3. Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund Annual Report for FY22​ (PDF, 378 KB)
  4. Woodbridge H​ospital Charity Fund Donor Report FY21​​ (PDF, 7783​​ KB)​​