We must support mental health so much more before it’s too late. Support is just a step away if you need it too. If you are in need, Singapore has a handful of resources you can use. We’ve compiled a list of mental health helplines in Singapore, from counselling sessions to empathetic hotlines. Whether you’re struggling with mental health problems or simply trying to support a loved one, these sessions can help.
Here are some resources for individuals, couples, and families seeking emotional support in Singapore (If you know someone who may need help, share this with them too):
(1) National Care Hotline
Operating hours: 8am-12am daily
(2) Fei Yue’s Online Counselling Service, click here.
Monday, Thursday, Friday 10am to 12pm, 2pm to 5pm (excluding Public Holidays)
(3) Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE)
Women at AWARE are supported and empowered through a helpline, face-to-face counselling, a legal clinic, and befriending and care services. Sexual assault victims can take advantage of a specialized track of the above.
Woman’s Helpline: 1800 777 5555
Sex Assault Care Centre: 6779 0282
Operating hours: 10am-6pm daily, Closed on Sat & Sun, PH
(4) Care Corner Counselling Centre
Marriage counselling and therapy, including premarital, in-marriage, extramarital, and post-marriage situations. In addition to individual and couple counselling, group counselling, and a helpline, the center also offers support groups. The Chinese-speaking community was the focus of the first counselling center created by Care Corner.
Helpline: 6333 1180
Operating hours: 9am-9pm Mon-Thurs, 9am-6pm Fri, 9am-1pm Sat, Closed on Sunday
(5) Eagles Mediation and Counselling Centre
Providing psychoemotional and relational support through mediation, an alternative dispute resolution method. Eagles Mediation and Counselling Centre combine mediation and counselling to provide a continuum of support for clients through the different stages of relationship issues and decision-making.
Helpline: 6536 6366
Operating hours: 9am-6pm Mon,Tues, Fri, 9am-9pm Wed & Thurs, 9am-12pm Sat, Closed on Sunday
(6) Shan You Counselling Centre
As a result of anxiety and lifestyle pressures, the center provides support to individuals and families facing mental health issues. Mind-Body Medicine and Mindfulness are integrated into its counselling services.
Helpline: 6788 8220
Operating hours: 9am-9pm Tues, 9am-6pm Mon, Wed-Fri, Closed on Sat & Sun, PH
(7) Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)
SOS provides emotional support to those in crisis, thinking about suicide.
Helpline: 6741 9293
24-Hour Helpline: 1800 221 4444
(8) Institute of Mental Health
Helpline: 6389 2222
Call these helplines if you need emotional or psychological support
Connect with family or friends
Staying connected with family and friends through phone or video calls can do a lot for your mental health. Use these virtual meet-ups to also check on your loved ones to make sure they are staying safe and coping well.
Call a helpline if you need to speak to someone
Many of us can experience dips in our emotional or psychological well-being – this could be due to issues with school or work, financial concerns, or fears of domestic abuse.
If you need to talk to someone about what you are experiencing, do not hesitate to reach out. With helplines available for you to call, you can speak about the issues affecting you and get the help that you may need.
Take time and care for your mental health to heal from psychological hurt. Understanding and acceptance of our feelings help us balance our emotional wellness.
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