We highlight the common myths and misperceptions about mental illness, and provide a mini guide on caring for persons with mental illness.


Singapore Children Society’s Tinkle Friend Hotline: 1800-2744-788 (Monday to Friday, 2.30pm – 5.00pm)

TOUCH Youth Service Hotline: 1800-377-2252 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm)

Samaritans of Singapore (SOS): 1800-221-4444 (24 hours)

Institute of Mental Health (IMH) 6389-2222 (24 hours)

Counselling services

Counselling and Care Centre: 6536-6366 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm)

Care Corner Counselling Centre: 1800-353 5800 (Monday to Friday, 10am – 10pm)

YouthReach Centre, Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH): 1800-283-7019 (Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm)

Health Assessments

CHAT Health Check for Youths: 6493-6500 (Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm – 9pm)

Other resources

Other resources: – NCSS Resource Directory Guide


Institute of Mental Health’s Study on Mental Health Literacy (2015) – CHAT’s Resource Library for Youths