The Community Mental Health (CMH) Programme in NTFGH is part of Ministry of Health's (MOH) community-based mental health plan to work with and through the community for better health outcomes. It aims to make mental health services more accessible to the general public and help facilitate earlier treatment for those diagnosed with mental illness.
The CMH Programme team in NTFGH manages a suite of services such as the Assessment & Shared Care Team (ASCAT) NTFGH, Aftercare NTFGH and Post-Diagnostic Support Community Outreach Team (CREST-PDS) NTFGH which are under the CMH Masterplan jointly developed by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), and MOH. The CMH Masterplan enables persons living with mental health issues including dementia to seek early treatment nearer to their homes and ensure that they are well-supported in the community.
Our CMH Programme provides a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach in the management of adults and older persons with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and dementia. Our team comprises psychiatrists, case management officers and medical social workers who collaborate closely with a network of general practitioners (GPs), polyclinics and community agencies to provide assessment, case management support, treatment, and holistic care for individuals with moderate to severe mental health conditions.