Mental Health Check

  • I am suicidal and I cannot keep myself safe. Can I come to CHAT?
    It takes courage to admit you are struggling. We are glad you are reaching out for help and looking for ways to hold on to life. As much as we hope to support you in these times of high distress, we believe your needs require more immediate attention and we urge you to: 
    • Call 999 or the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) at 1800-221-4444 (Both operate 24/7). Stay on the phone with them until someone comes to you.  
    • Or, head down to the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department of the nearest hospital for someone to attend to you.


    What is this mental health check about?

    It is a confidential, in-depth conversation with our qualified mental health professionals about your mental health concerns, and how these may have affected your friends/ family/ occupation etc. Your sharing in these aspects is to help us have a better understanding of what’s going on, so as to provide you with appropriate recommendations of professional help based on your needs. Through this, we would share with you our impression (i.e. what you might be experiencing) and recommendations of professional help based on your needs. If you are agreeable, CHAT will help with the necessary referral(s).

    Our mental health checks are catered to young people aged between 16 to 30 (by birth year), who are currently living in Singapore.

    Fill in our online form to request for a mental health check. Our mental health professionals will make an initial contact with you via phone within 5 working days upon receiving your form.

    I am not ready to make an appointment yet, but I am concerned about my mental health. Is there an alternative to speak to someone from CHAT ?
    We admire this step that you are taking to look out for resources for your mental wellbeing in spite of these feelings of uncertainty. Some young people have shared that it can be daunting to speak to us face or over the phone. You may consider reaching out to us via our online text-based webCHAT service instead, by clicking on the icon on the right column. webCHAT operates from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 1pm - 8pm.

    Alternatively, you can email us at chat@mentalhealth.sg or call us at 6493 6500 / 01

    I am looking for counselling instead, and I am not sure what services are available or suitable. Can I still contact CHAT?
    CHAT does not provide counselling. However, we will be happy to recommend some counselling services for your consideration. We may ask some questions to have a brief understanding of your concerns before offering these recommendations.

    You can call us at 6493 6500 / 01, email us at chat@mentalhealth.sg or come online to speak with us on webCHAT.