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Adjournment motion on mental health care and support for Singaporeans

Identify the vulnerable groups and intervene quickly, review the mental health infrastructure and look for ways to make mental health consultations affordable for those in need. MP Wan Rizal pushed for "affirmative" action on these three fronts, in an adjournment motion to make mental health care a priority for Singaporeans. Speaking in Parliament on Monday (Oct 4), he stressed the need to act fast as the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified mental health issues. Responding, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Rahayu Mahzam said the Government will develop an "overarching" national mental health and well-being strategy. Its task force will get input from the public through a consultation exercise next year. She stressed the need for a "whole-of-society" approach to ensure the mental well-being of the population.

Adjournment motion on mental health care and support for Singaporeans

04 Oct 2021 11:14pm

Identify the vulnerable groups and intervene quickly, review the mental health infrastructure and look for ways to make mental health consultations affordable for those in need. MP Wan Rizal pushed for "affirmative" action on these three fronts, in an adjournment motion to make mental health care a priority for Singaporeans. Speaking in Parliament on Monday (Oct 4), he stressed the need to act fast as the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified mental health issues. Responding, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Rahayu Mahzam said the Government will develop an "overarching" national mental health and well-being strategy. Its task force will get input from the public through a consultation exercise next year. She stressed the need for a "whole-of-society" approach to ensure the mental well-being of the population.

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