As we do our part to practise safe-distancing to protect the health of ourselves and those around us, paying attention to our mental and emotional well-being is equally important as well.
Connect with family or friends
Staying connected with family and friends through phone or video calls can do a lot for your mental health. Use these virtual meet-ups to also check on your loved ones to make sure they are staying safe and coping well.
Call a helpline if you need to speak to someone
Many of us can experience dips in our emotional or psychological wellbeing with the COVID-19 situation – this could be due to issues with school or work, financial concerns, or fears of domestic abuse.
If you need to talk to someone about what you are experiencing, do not hesitate to reach out. With helplines available for you to call, you can speak about the issues affecting you and get help that you may need.
(If you know someone who may need help, share this with them too)
|National Care Hotline: 1800-202-6868
(8am-12am daily, from 1 Sep 2020)
| Mental Well-being
- Fei Yue’s Online Counselling Service
- Institute of Mental Health’s Mental Health Helpline (6389-2222)
- Samaritans of Singapore (1800-221-4444)
- Silver Ribbon Singapore (6385-3714)
| Marital and parenting issues
- Community Psychology Hub’s Online Counselling platform
| Violence or abuse
- Big Love Child Protection Specialist Centre (6445-0400)
- HEART @ Fei Yue Child Protection Specialist Centre (6819-9170)
- PAVE Integrated Services for Individual and Family Protection (6555-0390)
- Project StART (6476-1482)
- TRANS SAFE Centre (6449-9088)
- TOUCHline (Counselling) – 1800 377 2252
For other Helplines and mental health-related support
- go.gov.sg/hotlines (BELLE, Beyond the Label helpbot)
Offer your help
The Youth Mental Well-Being Network was set up for Singaporeans to work together to drive change in the area of youth mental well-being. If you would like to contribute, click here to find out more.