We support people with mental health issues in their recovery journey.
Since 1986, the Singapore Anglican Community Services (SACS), formerly the Singapore Anglican Welfare Council (SAWC), has focused attention on journeying with people with mental health issues. By counselling, equipping and restoring them, SACS helped to give them hope as they reintegrated into their communities to become contributing members of society.
Through the years, SACS has expanded its stable of psychiatric services to reach out to the underserved. Today, SACS is one of the leading and largest Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) in the mental health care service, serving about 2,000 persons with mental health issues (PMHI) annually.
SACS was the first Asian mental health organisation to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 2009 for our psychiatric services (case management, day and residential treatment, and community integration services). SACS attained the three-year accreditation for the third time in 2015.
Residential Rehabilitation Services
Short term residential care is provided for PMHI in a therapeutic environment to support their recovery process. Rehabilitation programmes are designed to develop their independent living skills and prepare them to reintegrate back to the community.
Available at Hougang Care Centre and Simei Care Centre.
Day Rehabilitation Services
A wide range of structured rehabilitation programmes are available to support PMHI in the recovery process through practical life skills training, and social and recreational activities. Professional case managers work closely with PMHI to achieve rehabilitation goals and recovery.
These programmes aim to help our members to:
• Understand their mental health conditions and manage their symptoms.
• Actively manage life choices, opportunities and treatment.
• Acquire vocational and social skills to prepare them for meaningful roles of their choice.
• Learn independent living skills and obtain adequate support in order to live successfully in the community.
• Access available resources in the community for their recovery.
• Achieve a holistic balance in the quality of their lives; social, financial, occupational, educational & spiritual.
Available at Hougang Care Centre, Simei Care Centre and CRSS at Bukit Batok, Pasir Ris and Yishun.
Community Rehabilitation and Support Services (CRSS)
Counselling, training and support services are made accessible to PMHI and caregivers at their place of residence through CRSS mobile teams of professionals. Day rehabilitation services, support and information on mental health issues are available at the CRSS centres.
We also provides holistic support to individuals and families in the community who are at risk of or who may be affected by mental health issues. At the same time, the team aims to increase and improve public mental health literacy on the issues and needs of people affected by mental health conditions.
Available at CRSS at Bukit Batok, Pasir Ris and Yishun.
Integrated Employment Services
SACS provides a wide range of employment services that help PMHI gain and sustain employment in the competitive job market:
• Employment Training Course (ETC)
A structure vocational training course designed to suit the interests of PMHI, and equip them with essential skills and knowledge to enter the workforce.
• Employment Internship Programme (EIP)
Internship placement for PMHI where we provide onsite job coaching and collaborate with employers to design work function that utilises the strengths of PMHI and minimise stigmatisation at workplace.
• Employment Support Services (ESS)
Job matching and placement services for PMHI where sustainable employment goals are created to facilitate them transit back into the workforce. Job support is also provided for PMHI who are already in the workforce.
• Social Enterprise
On-the-job training in retail through our Social Enterprises that equips and empowers PMHI with employability skills to facilitate transition into the workforce.
Available at SACS Centre @ HillV2
Read the stories in “Our Footprints” – a collection of hope and inspiring journeys of recovery. It is not a lonesome battle for people with mental health issues. With a determined and willing heart, paired with not one, but many helping hands, makes their recovery, not just a hope but a reality.