Singapore Association for Mental Health

Sector: Youths, Elderly, Mental Health
Participated in the YFC programme before?: Yes
Name of Representative May Wong
Contact Number 84234883


Description of Organization

“Established in 1968, the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is a non-profit and non-government social service agency that provides a comprehensive range of mental health services, which include rehabilitative, outreach and creative services, to the community in Singapore.

SAMH aims to reintegrate persons with mental health issues back into society through community-based mental health programmes and services that provide rehabilitative care for these individuals, and support for their families and caregivers.

With a vision to promote mental wellness for all, SAMH is committed to improve the lives of, and promote acceptance and respect for, persons with mental health issues and improve the mental resilience of the community.

In 2023, SAMH celebrated its 55th anniversary where the Association pledged its commitment to step up efforts and address the growing challenge of mental health issues among the people, young and old. ”


Intended use of funds through the YFC 2023 programme

“With the rising concerns on youth mental health, we need to promote mental health literacy among youths, provide the avenue for them to seek help and ensure targeted support to youths and their caregivers when the need arises. SAMH with its vision to provide mental wellness to all, provide a comprehensive suite of services to youth with different risk and needs in mental health.

Funds raised will go towards SAMH’s upstream preventive programmes and rehabilitation services that support individuals in recovery and their caregivers, and those at-risk of mental illness. ”


Engaging and involving the YFC participants

“Teams participating with SAMH can expect to be:

– Introduced and oriented to the work of SAMH

– Mentored through the entire YFC journey and learn to take ownership of mental health concerns in the community and be multipliers in influencing other youths’ involvement.

Start with yourself and initiate a change in your school community today. ”