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Finding the support you need as a caregiver

Helplines, support groups, training programmes and other resources for caregivers of those with mental health issues.

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Need support as a caregiver to someone with a mental health issue and not sure where to start?

Search for resources in the following countries:

India
Indonesia
Malaysia
Philippines
Singapore


India

Helplines (+91)

iCALL - 9152 987 821 / 022 2552 1111 (Mon-Sat, 10am - 8pm) 

Vandrevala Mental Health Helpline - 1860 2662 345 (24 hours)

National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) - 080 4611 0007 (24 hours)

Support groups 

Manav Foundation

Schizophrenia Awareness Association 

Bipolar India 

Bhor Foundation Listening Circle (Delhi, Bangalore) 

Training

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Science (NIMHANS) Digital Academy 

General resources

The Mind Clan (mental health support and resources, by state) 

The Health Collective India (general info on mental health, including caregiving) 

Adveka Foundation (resources are available on their website and social media, programs currently on hold)

 


Indonesia

Helplines (+62)

Komunitas Peduli Skizofrenia Indonesia (KPSI) - 021 8579618 (Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm)

Psychological Services for Mental Health (Sejiwa) - 119 (accessed via national COVID-19 hotline)

Indonesian Psychology Association (HIMPSI) Free Consultation Helplines (by region) 

While many of these helplines were established to support Indonesians’ mental health needs in the wake of COVID-19, people with or without coronavirus-related issues are able to call in and be referred for further counselling.

Support groups

KPSI (Watch Our Better World’s video)

Bipolar Care Indonesia

MotherHope Indonesia

Rumah Berdaya (Watch Our Better World’s video)


Training

KPSI
 

General resources

Indonesian Mental Health Association (IMHA) or Perhimpunan Jiwa Sehat Indonesia (PJS) 

 


Malaysia

Helplines (+60)

Befrienders helplines (by state)

Counselling services

Psychiatric services
 

Support groups

Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) 

Malaysian CARE
 

Training

MMHA Mental Health First Aid Training 

MMHA Caregivers Education Programme
 

General resources 

Malaysian Psychiatric Association (general info on mental health, including caregiving) 

 


Philippines

Helplines (+63)

In Touch Crisis Line - 02 8893 7603 / 0917 800 1123 / 0922 893 8944 (24 hours)

National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) 24/7 Crisis Hotline - 0917-899-8727 / 02 7-989-8727 (24 hours)

Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF) Hopeline - 02 804 4673 / 0917 558 4673 (24 hours)
 

Support groups

Alliance of Filipino Families for Mental Health 

Baguio Mental Health Support Group
 

Training

Philippine Mental Health Association 

In Touch Community Services

NGF Programs and Services
 

General resources

Hotlines and Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

 


Singapore

Helplines (+65)

Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) - West: 97207590 / 97707996, Central: 97298628 / 98267115, East: 97369170 (Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm)

Caregivers’ Association of the Mentally Ill (CAMI) - 6782 9371 (Mon-Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm)

Institute of Mental Health (IMH) - 6389 2222 (24h hours)

Singapore Association of Mental Health (SAMH) - 1800 283 7019 (Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm)


Support groups 

Caregivers’ Association of the Mentally Ill

Club Heal

Caregivers Connect

Healing Hearts
 

Training

CAL Caregiver Training Programmes and Individual Training & Support  (Watch Our Better World’s video)

Singapore Association of Mental Health


General resources

IMH Helplines Directory 

National Council of Social Service Mental Health Services and Resource Directory

CAL Caregivers Support Centre at IMH and hospitals

HealthNetCafe (general info for caregivers, including on mental health) 

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