Welcome to the Singapore Mental Health Conference (SMHC) 2019 website!

We are excited to present the 2019 edition of SMHC, which will be held on 30 & 31 January 2019 (Wed & Thurs), at Max Atria, Singapore Expo.

The SMHC debuted in 2013 and its subsequent editions had seenstrong support and sustained interest among mental health professionals and community partners. We are confident that the 2019 edition will be another conference that all will look forward to.

SMHC 2019 is organised by the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), National Council of Social Service (NCSS), Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), and Health Promotion Board (HPB), with IMH and NCSS acting as the Co-Chairs for this upcoming event. Joining us this year on the organising committee are Clarity, ClubHeal, Mindset Care Limited, Singapore Anglican Community Services, and TOUCH Community Services ,in our continued efforts to include the voices of Voluntary Welfare Organisations in delivering a comprehensiveand engaging programme.

The theme for SMHC 2019 is ‘Empowerment for Resilience and Recovery.’ Underscoring this is the emphasis on long term sustainable mental healthcare. As our population ages, it is even more crucial now that we take proactive steps to build a mentally-resilient population and community, and create a society which advocates, supports, and encourages recovery for those suffering from mental illness. A big part of building resilience and supporting recovery is through empowerment. Persons with mental illness may be empowered through many avenues, such as employment, creative hobbies and performing daily tasks independently. It is apt that we give greater focus to such empowerment practices as research has shown that these play a significant role in one’s recovery journey, providing a real sense of worth and independence.

To this end, we have specially curated a 2-day programme with sessions that look atempowerment from various perspectives. We also have a line-up of notable professionals and experts – both local and international –from mental health, community support services and related fields to share on a diverse range of topics.

Delegates can also look forward to a new feature in SMHC 2019 – a poster exhibition of projects on building resilience and supporting recovery. Also new is an ‘Amazing Race’ styled mental health activity in one of our breakout track sessions, which should be interesting!

Do explore this website for more details on SMHC 2019 or email the SMHC Secretariat (smhc@imh.com.sg) if you require further information.

We wish you a pleasant browsing experience, and look forward to seeing you at SMHC 2019!