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Singapore Association for Mental Health

Website: https://www.samhealth.org.sg/
Sector: Mental Health
Participated in the YFC programme before?: Yes
Name of Representative Marilene Leow
Email marilene_leow@samhealth.org.sg
Contact Number 62553222
The Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) was established in 1968 as the first community mental health agency in Singapore. It is a non-profit, voluntary welfare organisation seeking to promote mental health and improve the rehabilitation and reintegration of persons with mental health issues. Today, SAMH operates 10 centres in Singapore, and has a comprehensive range of services, such as counselling, art as therapy, community education, occupational therapy, vocational training, and employment placement.

Our mission is:

To improve the lives of persons with mental illness and provide support for their families
To promote acceptance and respect for persons with mental illness
To improve the mental resilience of our community

 

Intended use of funds through the YFC 2018 programme
Funds will go towards the unfunded programmes for youths.

 

Engaging and involving the YFC participants
An initial meeting will be arranged to introduce the organization, run through guidelines and timelines with the youths, and discuss the feasibility of their proposals and the difficulties they might encounter based on past experiences. Thereafter, there will be monthly meetings to discuss their progress and difficulties faced. We will try to arrange for them to volunteer at an outing or event where they can meet our beneficiaries.

 

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