Depression support group Singapore

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Depression Support Groups in Singapore

Dear Friends,

Recently, I received a few emails enquiring whether I know of any Depression Support Groups in Singapore or Bipolar Disorder Support Groups in Singapore.

In Singapore, there are some Support Groups that cater to a variety of mood disorders which involves depression. These mood disorders can be major depression, bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), anxiety disorders, Schizophrenia, etc etc.

The following 2 places provide Support Groups for Depression and other related mood disorders:



SAMH runs Sunshinepath - A Support Group for Depression (include Bipolar Disorder) and Anxiety.

When? For Sunshinepath Support Group for Depression & Anxiety, members will meet on the first Monday of every month from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Where? SAFRA Toa Payoh (Thomson Room) 293 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 Singapore 319387

Who conduct? The Support Groups are run by trained volunteers who are recovered sufferers with a mental health counsellor or social worker as the moderator.

Who can join?
Persons who have suffered from:
  1. Schizophrenia 
  2. Depression
  3. Bipolar Disorder
  4. Anxiety Disorders 
and are currently in stable condition and have accepted the illness.

Are There Any Requirements from Support Group members?
As the Support Group is a support group for people going through the challenges of mental health problems, we strive to make the support group a safe and therapeutic avenue for members to be able to relate their experiences. Therefore all members are expected to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Are there any fees involved?
You only need to pay a one time registration fee of $10 to join the group.

How do I join the Support Group?
To register for Support Group, please click here
  • Social Worker, Support Groups, Singapore Association for Mental Health Blk 69 Toa Payoh Lorong 4 #01-365, Singapore 310069
  • Fax No: 62526834
  • Email: supportsvcs@samhealth.org.sg

For further enquiry, please call 1800 2837019 (09.00am-1.00pm, 2.00-6.00pm) or email to the above email address.

2) Institute of Mental Health (IMH)

IMH has Specialist Outpatient Clinic for people suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Disorders, Addiction and substance abuse, Psychological and psychiatric disorders in the elderly,Emotional and behavioural problems in adolescents and children.

We also have a wide range of specialised treatment programmes which include Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Behavioural Therapy, Family therapy, Counselling and Relaxation Therapy.

IMH also conducts Support Groups for patients and their families.

IMH runs Group Therapy besides individual and family therapy.

Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
Buangkok Green Medical Park
10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
Tel : 6389 2000
Fax : 6385 1050

Quality Service (Toll-Free): 1800-3864541
Emergency Help Line (24 Hours): (65) 6389-2222
Outpatient Appointment (65) 6389-2200
Email: imh_appt@imh.com.sg
Admission Enquiries: (65) 6389-2003/4
Billing Enquiries: (65) 6389-2016/7/8

3) My personal experiences

Personally for me, my Support Group consists of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, my church friends and my family.

Family and loved ones support is very crucial to someone managing a mood disorder. I thank God for the difference He has made in my life. He is my comfort and my strength daily. Every morning when I wake up, I will pray and read the Bible. The Bible is God's Words to me and all of His people. From the Bible, God speaks Words of comfort to me and help me to cope with the many challenges in my life.

I thank God that I belong to a Church where there are brothers and sisters in Christ and friends who accept me and help me to grow despite the ups and downs of depression and bipolar disorder. Through their love and support, I have come a long way in learning to manage my condition. It has been more than 3 years that I last had a relapse of clinical depression and I am thankful to God for His many mercies in preserving me daily.

I am learning to pace myself and so I hardly have time now to blog, to post and visit blogs. But, you are in my thoughts and prayers, dear blogging friends and readers. Do feel free to drop by and read the posts here if they are helpful to you.

Warm Regards,
Nancie

8 Kind thoughts:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Hello dear friend! It is good to see you!

Rodney Knight said...

Different kinds of depression treatments exist; there are prescribed medications, like anti-depressants, natural substances such as herbs that play an important role in controlling depression. Talk therapy has proven to be effective in addressing the disease. Participation in a depression support group will help you combat depression issues.

Nancie said...

Hello, Michelle. So good to hear from you again. I have been super-busy lately :) Thank God for grace and strength daily.

I like your handiworks. They are lovely, as usual :) The photos are lovely! Thanks for sharing with us.

Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Warm regards,
Nancie

Nancie said...

Hi Rodney,

Thanks for stopping by.

Yes, it's a mercy, that there are various helps available now for depression. It is a highly treatable condition.

Sadly, due to the stigma and great misunderstandings, many people are suffering in silence.

Hope more people will come forward to seek help and be able to live a productive life.

Have a nice weekend!

Warm regards,
Nancie

becky aka theRAV said...

Hi Nancie! I am back blogging again! Come see me when you feel up to it!

Nancie said...

Hi Becky,

Thanks for stopping by! So good to hear from you again. I will drop by your blog soon. Take care!

Warm regards,
Nancie

Ellen said...

Nice :)

Nancie said...

Hello Ellen,

Thanks for stopping by :)

Hope this website has been useful to you. Have a nice day.

Warm Regards,
Nancie

 

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