From the IMH website:

The Institute of Mental Health/Woodbridge Hospital (IMH/ WH) offers tertiary multidisciplinary psychiatric services. In addition to outpatient services, its inpatient care includes a 2000-bed acute tertiary psychiatric hospital located on a 25-hectare campus called Buangkok Green Medical Park, in Buangkok View.

It is the first mental health institution in Asia to receive Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation in 2005. The JCI award represents a worldwide consensus on quality patient care and reflects the state-of-the-art healthcare practices.IMH /WH is equipped with modern facilities, with 50 wards for inpatients and six Specialist Outpatient Clinics for outpatients, some located outside the main Buangkok Green Medical Park campus.

IMH/ WH offers a multi-faceted and comprehensive range of psychiatric, rehabilitative and counselling services designed to meet the needs of three groups of people, namely, children & adolescents, adults and the elderly.

There are seven clinical departments, namely:

  • General Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • General and Forensic Psychiatry
  • Early Psychosis Intervention
  • Addiction Medicine

In addition, IMH has seven specialised clinics to treat more specific disorders:

  • Anxiety and Mood Clinic
  • Sleep Disorder Clinic
  • Sexual Dysfunction Clinic
  • Psychogeriatric Clinic
  • Autism Clinic
  • Children’s One-Stop Psycho-Educational Services (COPES)
  • National Addictions Management Service

Our multi-disciplinary approach to patient care is supported by the following departments of:

  • Medical social work
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy

In addition to inpatient and outpatient services offered at the main campus of Buangkok Green Medical Park, IMH also provides integrated and accessible care to our patients through three Satellite Outpatient Clinics.

For adults, they can access outpatient services more conveniently in Geylang and at the Community Wellness centre located within the Queenstown Polyclinic. For children satellite outpatient services, our Child Guidance Clinic (CGC) is also located at the Health Promotion Board Building in Outram.

To provide an extensive range of therapeutic activities, IMH runs three Day Centres located at IMH.

Bukit Batok and Alexandra. Please click here for the locations of the individual clinics.

IMH’s Assertive Care Management provides community-based treatment to our patients with severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses so that they may continue to live in the community while working towards recovery. A multidisciplinary team of staff provides home visits to look after the well being of these patients.

IMH also has a Mobile Crisis Team that supports patients and their caregivers during crisis situations outside the hospital setting.

Aside from services for the mentally ill, IMH runs mental health education programmes for the general public. These programmes aim to promote mental wellness and raise awareness of the importance and benefits of prevention, early detection and treatment of mental disorders.

Within corporate settings, our Corporate Consulting Services unit supports corporations in their efforts to ensure the mental well-being of their workforce. A multi-disciplinary team of specialists offers a comprehensive range of mental health courses, workshops and coaching sessions and services that include workplace emotional health programme, crisis management and private emotional health consultations for employees.

Besides providing psychiatric services, IMH/WH also undertakes to coordinate and oversee research and training of clinicians in psychiatry. Over the years IMH has established a significant reputation for quality psychiatry research. Research funding and the number of research projects undertaken have doubled in 2006. Our pool of psychiatrists and psychologists are also authors of many research papers and lay publications on mental well-being.

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4 responses »

  1. Hi,

    I would like to volunteer at IMH. However I am pursuing my A levels this year and I’m quite short on time. It would be helpful if you could tell the dates and timings for the volunteering opportunities at IMH. Also, I have no prior experience in working with mentally-challenged people. So would there be some sort of training provided and what are some typical things we have to do during volunteering? Thanks for your help!
    Thanks,
    P.Mathangi
    Victoria Junior College

  2. My brother is a a 51 year old schizoprenic. He has problems securing a meaningful job. Would appreciate if you can direct me to the relevant agency where he can find gainful employment.

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