MINDSIDE – Affordable & Accessible Mental Health Services within Singapore
How Mindside came about
Mental health has always been an area of concern in Singapore. In recent years, COVID-19 has brought about drastic changes to our lives and resulted in increased stressors such as social isolation and loss of livelihoods, leading to an increase in distress and anxiety among the population. A recent study by Institute of Mental Health (IMH) conducted during the pandemic found that 8.7% of the surveyed Singapore population met the criteria for clinical depression, while 9.4% met the criteria for anxiety. 9.3% met the criteria for mild to severe stress.
Despite the increased stressors, there are many who delay seeking help due to stigmatisation and negative beliefs towards mental health services amongst many other factors. This has highlighted the need for accessible mental health services for the community, in the community.
What is Mindside?
Mindside aims to provide a platform for individuals to seek professional help within the community. By improving accessibility, Mindside also aims to reduce waiting time for mental health interventions thereby improving health outcomes.
Mental health care in Singapore is often perceived as expensive thus deterring individuals from seeking help to address conditions like stress, insomnia, anxiety disorders, depression and more. With support from MOH-T, Mindside is able to provide this service to the public at affordable rates and thus reducing one of the barriers to seeking help.
How can Mindside help you?
For the public
Free mental health assessment
Get referred to the right professional (Doctor or Counsellor) with a shorter waiting time.
Appointments can be made via:
- Easy access to MOH recognized assessment tools
- Facilitation of access to MOH subsidy and assistance schemes
For other healthcare professionals
- Simple referral process
- Reduced waiting time for consultations
Mindside aims to reach out to individuals within the community. These are individuals who may not have insight into the possible linkage between their somatic symptoms and their mental health. The counsellor works with the client on addressing their problems in a positive way through clarifying the issues, exploring options, developing strategies and increasing self-awareness.
For more information, please visit www.mindside.sg