Mental Health professionals diagnose mental health conditions using a manual called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). In order to make a diagnosis, they will need to conduct different psychological evaluations or assessments. They may ask you about the symptoms you are experiencing, your thoughts, feelings and behaviours or even ask you to fill out a questionnaire.
Mood and Dementia screenings are conducted across Singapore as part of the Community Network for Seniors initiative. You may also approach any of the Community Outreach Teams to conduct screening. Click here to find out the list of Community Outreach Teams.
You may also visit Mindline.sg - Mental Health Self Assessment Tool, which provides you with a set of recommended actions based on your assessed level of stress and anxiety. Individuals are also able to chat with Wysa, an emotionally intelligent AI chatbot, and access a wide range of self-management and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) exercises on the platform (only available for people living in Singapore). Click here to access Mindline now.
Persons with mental health conditions are well supported to stay integrated in your community, where you can live, work and age with your loved ones. This is made possible through the wide range of care services and teams that support you at home, and empower you to manage your conditions. Caregivers are also given the help needed to cope with your responsibilities. You can seek diagnosis at the GPs, Polyclinics and restructured hospitals, or get screened and assessed by Community Mental Health Partners.
Learn more about the programmes and initiatives in the community, such as clinics, centres and nursing homes, that persons with mental health conditions and their caregivers may turn to for help. For service information, linkage and resources on mental health or caregiving, email us at
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To seek mental health diagnosis, you may visit your nearby General Practitioners (GPs) and doctors in polyclinics. Besides being sited in a less stigmatising environment, you can seek holistic treatment for both your mental health and chronic health conditions.
Services provided include:
here to find out the list of General Practitioners and Polyclinics that provide mental health services near you.
Get in touch with the Community Outreach Team who can provide screening or approach a Community Intervention Team for an assessment. Other than raising public awareness of mental wellness, the Community Outreach Teams (CREST) provide screening to promote the recognition of early signs and symptoms of mental health conditions at your home. If you need any emotional support or need to be linked up with other services, they will be able to support you.
Community Intervention Teams (COMIT) are based in the community through Social Service Agencies (SSAs) to provide a holistic service focused on improving quality of life for clients with mental health issues and dementia, and their caregivers. Clients and their caregivers are equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions for the management of their condition. COMIT teams support persons with mental health conditions with social reintegration through psychosocial interventions and case management services.
For caregivers, the services provide them with in-depth information about mental illness, and coping skills to provide support for clients. They also learn how to self-care, receive emotional support, and become empowered in their caregiving journey.
Each COMIT team comprises a multi-disciplinary team of counsellors, occupational therapists, psychologists, nurses and programme coordinators.
here to find out the list of CREST and COMIT providers near you.
ASCAT, also known as Assessment and Shared Care Teams, are specialists from the hospitals. It comprises a multi-disciplinary team with psychiatrists or mental health doctors and allied health professionals including nurses and therapists, who provide diagnosis, treatment and care for clients from moderate to severe mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and sleeping disorders. The clients' health (e.g. chronic conditions and mental health) can be managed holistically within the community instead of in different care settings. The mental health component will include mental health assessment, medication, psychotherapy and any other intervention where appropriate as provided by a multi-disciplinary team.
ASCAT provides the following:
here to find out the list of ASCAT providers near you.
You may also click
here to access the directory of registered psychologists.
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