Temasek Cares – Club HEAL Mental Health Programme
Community support services for individuals with mental health conditions and their caregivers
Partner: Club HEAL, Agency for Integrated Care
This mental health programme by Club HEAL helps more individuals with mental health challenges to understand their condition and to come forward for psychiatric rehabilitation. While the programme is open to the general public, Club HEAL provides additional services which took into account the needs of the Malay-Muslim community, such as language and cultural preferences.
The programme integrates social, educational, occupational, behavioural and cognitive interventions in its approach to psychiatric rehabilitation. Together, these services help the clients to continue with the recovery process upon their discharge from acute psychiatric care, and to achieve long-term recovery and reintegration into mainstream society. Caregivers receive training and education, and take part in support group activities.
Club HEAL conducts public education talks and other outreach activities to raise the awareness of mental health within the community. It has a team of volunteers, known as ‘HEALing Friends’, which support staff in providing home and community-based services to their clients and caregivers.
The 2-year programme expects to serve 200 individuals and their caregivers.