Healthy Minds, Healthy Communities: National Mental Health Blueprint Singapore
A Joint Publication by: Ministry of Health (Singapore); Institute of Mental Health;Changi General Hospital; KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital; Khoo Teck Puat Hospital; National University Hospital; Singapore General Hospital; Tan Tock Seng Hospital; Health Promotion Board
Published in December 2010
This book is the result of collaborative efforts by physicians, psychologists, social workers, counsellors and policymakers from the Ministry of Health, Institute of Mental Health, Health Promotion Board, various Restructured Hospitals, Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.
It recognizes that to be effective, mental health policies and initiatives need to be targeted at different groups. As such, the Blueprint focuses on children and youth, working adults and the elderly.
Singapore takes a comprehensive approach to addressing the mental health needs of the population. It covers the mentally healthy, those who are at risk, those who have a minor psychiatric morbidity and those who have mental disorders.