Singapore Association for Mental Health
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.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2022 programme
Over the last 53 years, SAMH has diversified our outreach efforts to include a broad spectrum of clients ranging from youths, working adults, seniors and caregivers through our wide array of centres and services. SAMH currently runs 11 services at ten centres.
To provide seamless care and mental health support to the community, SAMH plans to operate a one-stop integrated service in the heartland of central Singapore. The project aims to promote mental health as a lifestyle, and will provide a range of programmes and services:
• Creative programmes, sports and outdoors as a basis for the promotion and maintenance of mental wellness
• Art therapy and counselling through solution oriented and creative approaches to persons in recovery, caregivers and individuals who want to maintain or enhance their mental well-being
• Case management and caregiver support for people with mental illness and their families
• Educational outreach and engagement to the public
Your donation will help us to meet our goals of running programmes for the general public as well as persons in recovery with mental health concerns.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
Teams participating with SAMH can expect to be:
1. Introduced and oriented to the work of SAMH (Due to COVID-19, there is a limit to the number of visitors we can host at our centre and as such, we are unable to conduct physical tours. Instead, we will be doing a zoom presentation that showcases the different programmes and services at SAMH. The session will include stories and videos of our beneficiaries so they can better understand how the funds raised will help persons in recovery.
2. 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.
3. Equipped with the knowledge of Trauma-informed care, as well as the necessary help resources.
4. Start with yourself and initiate a change in your school community today.