Mental health conditions are not uncommon in Singapore, as about one in seven Singapore residents has experienced a mental health condition in their lifetime. (ref: Singapore Mental Health Study 2016 conducted by IMH) From the NCSS Study on Attitudes towards Persons with Mental Health Conditions in Singapore (ref: NCSS Launches First Nation Wide Campaign to Fight Mental Health Stigma), 7 in 10 respondents believed that persons with mental health conditions experience stigma and discrimination in their daily lives, and yet more than 5 in 10 respondents were not willing to live with, live nearby, or work with a person with mental health condition. The Mind Matters study on mental health literacy conducted by IMH, where nine in 10 respondents believe that those with mental health issues “could get better if they wanted to”, 50% said that mental health issues are “a sign of personal weakness” and 6 in 10 said that such people are “unpredictable”. (ref: Straits Times article). Therefore, public education initiatives are necessary to raise awareness on mental health conditions, reduce stigma related to mental health conditions and promote inclusion and acceptance of persons with mental health conditions.
The Mental Health Public Education Grant Call aims to:
- Achieve collective impact via a collaborative approach to reduce stigma related to mental health conditions; and
- Build capabilities of social service organisations in driving public education initiatives aligned to the nationwide Beyond the Label movement
Applicant is registered with the Commissioner of Charities (COC), Registry of Societies (ROS) or Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).
80% of total actual expenditure, capped at $20,000 per agency.
Download the application form here (DOC, 138 KB).
Application deadline: 7 May 2019
For enquiries and submission, please contact NCSS Mental Health Services team at email@example.com.
The Mental Health Public Education Grant Call is supported by Tote Board under the Tote Board Strategic Initiative on Mental Health.