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Budget 2022 debate: Nadia Ahmad Samdin on enhancing mental health support

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Singapore must take the next steps in becoming a more "mental health-ready society", said MP Nadia Ahmad Samdin in Parliament on Tuesday (Mar 1). She called for mental health treatment to be made more accessible and affordable, suggesting the Government work with the private sector to incentivise more options for mental health insurance coverage. She said society must be more accepting of people with mental health conditions, such as giving them a fair shot at jobs. For those who cannot work, she asked how social assistance can be structured in a more "nuanced" way. Ms Nadia also brought up the concerns of youth gig workers in the entertainment industry. She asked when they will be able to return to work as COVID-19 becomes endemic.

Singapore must take the next steps in becoming a more "mental health-ready society", said MP Nadia Ahmad Samdin in Parliament on Tuesday (Mar 1). She called for mental health treatment to be made more accessible and affordable, suggesting the Government work with the private sector to incentivise more options for mental health insurance coverage. She said society must be more accepting of people with mental health conditions, such as giving them a fair shot at jobs. For those who cannot work, she asked how social assistance can be structured in a more "nuanced" way. Ms Nadia also brought up the concerns of youth gig workers in the entertainment industry. She asked when they will be able to return to work as COVID-19 becomes endemic.

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