Greater Demand for Help Resources
Stress levels are on a rise for everyone, and some of us who face financial, family and health issues may need even more support, which together impact our emotional wellbeing. Recently, these pressures have been worsened by the restrictive measures and a climate of uncertainty brought about by a pandemic. The surge in demand for a variety of help resources has confirmed the challenges faced by our society. Here are some channels to find help.
Mindline – Mental Health Self Assessment Tool
MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT), with its partner organisations Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), National Council for Social Services (NCSS) and Institute of Mental Health (IMH), has developed an interactive website mindline.sg. It is a focal point for resources and tools to help improve the holistic wellbeing of people in Singapore, with an emphasis on stress and coping.
“Mindline.sg addresses the need for a trusted platform to improve the wellbeing of people in Singapore through technology”
This platform directs people to sites of care and support, based on their self-reported needs and emotional states. We bring together a variety of carefully curated resources across the social and healthcare systems, such as:
- Helplines and counselling by phone
- Employment support
- Financial assistance
- Family and caregiving support
- Volunteering opportunities
- Health and fitness tips
One feature of this platform is a clinically validated self-assessment tool, which provides users with a set of recommended actions based on their 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.
Mindline.sg is developed by the Ministry of Health Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).
Belle – Beyond the Label Helpbot (NCSS)
If you or anyone you know is overwhelmed with stress or anxiety, find the help you need via Belle, the Beyond the Label helpbot. It will assist you by connecting you with helplines, mental health services, and a list of mental health resources and programmes for the community.
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