For Patients & Families

your mental health matters

Mental health is becoming increasingly recognised as an important aspect of wellness.

We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge and control over their symptoms. We strive to present the facts on mental health, in a way that is easy to understand.

Read more below about common conditions, their symptoms and what can be done to improve your quality of life.


When does being “moody” start being a symptom of depression? Depression may manifest in a variety of ways. Examples include: low mood, but also irritability, insomnia, poor appetite or even negative or suicidal thoughts. Some people may even experience hallucinations in severe depression.

However, depression a treatable condition. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments available for depression.


Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problems in Singapore. Symptoms also vary widely, and can include panic attacks, feelings of being uptight and nervous, insomnia and recurrent worries.

Anxiety can be debilitating for many, and can affect daily life, personal relationships or work. However, anxiety can be treated with medications, talk therapy (psychotherapy), or a combination or both.


Memory problems are more common than we care to acknowledge. Dementia is more than just a normal age-related memory decline, and may be associated with behavioral and psychological symptoms resulting in distress for both patient and caregivers.

Read more to find out when memory symptoms may suggest that this may be more than just being “forgetful”, other possible causes, and the importance of early detection and treatment.

Lasting Power of Attorney ( LPA )

The Lasting Power of Attorney allows individuals to be able to voluntarily appoint one or more persons to act on your behalf on certain decisions, in the event that you should lose mental capacity one day.

As part of holistic care in mental health & wellness, we believe that choice and autonomy remains an important but frequently overlooked aspect.

Find out more about the LPA , and why everyone should seriously consider doing one.

Links & Useful resources

SOS 24-hour Helpline

1800-221 4444

SAMH Counseling Helpline

1800-283 7019

Further reading

For up to date information and news including updates on mental health and treatment, please see our News & Updates section