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Series of seminars organised in observance of World Mental Health Day casts the spotlight on depression
In conjunction with World Mental Health Day 2003, Mount Elizabeth-Charter Behavioural Health Services is organising a series of events for healthcare professionals and the public, focussing on Depression. The talks, which are scheduled between October 15 and November 9, 2003, aim to de-stigmatise psychiatric care and further raise awareness of the devastating effects of untreated depression in Singapore.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has projected that by year 2020, depression will be the second most crucial cause of disability. The series of talks will promote a better understanding among the general public, highlight recent findings on depression and equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills for the successful management of depression.
The two-day Counsellor Forum is especially dedicated to counsellors, social workers, and anyone engaged in counselling work. Participants will be given an insight into the wide spectrum of depressive disorders and the management of these disorders, including treatment modalities and options, suicide epidemiology, risk assessment and suicide prevention.
The GP Symposium gives General Practitioners an update on the various disorders, their detection, onset and early intervention and management. The management of erectile dysfunction in depression will also be accentuated to address its growing concerns.
Through the Public Forum, the general public will gain a better understanding of what depressive disorders are across all ages, how it affects them or their loved ones, types of interventions and how the family can play a supportive role.
As a community outreach programme, Mount Elizabeth-Charter also offers a 24x7 HELPLINE: 1800 738-9595
, and a free needs assessment on psychiatric related matters with our trained counsellors.
Please click here for programme details.
About Parkway Group Healthcare
Parkway Group Healthcare is Asia's largest healthcare organisation with an extensive network of hospitals and integrated healthcare facilities in the region. It owns East Shore, Gleneagles and Mount Elizabeth Hospitals in Singapore and has a network of seven hospitals in the region. Parkway Group Healthcare is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-listed Parkway Holdings Limited.
About Mount Elizabeth-Charter Behavioural Health Services
Mount Elizabeth-Charter Behavioural Health Services is the psychiatric arm of Mount Elizabeth Hospital. It helps adults, children and adolescents cope with emotional, behavioural and psychological disorders through a full continuum of care including intensive inpatient care that adopts the multi-disciplinary 'Treatment Team Planning' approach. Through this holistic approach, psychiatrists, counsellors, therapists, psychologists and nurses work closely to develop individualised treatment plans for each patient. Outpatient programmes include: Day Programme, Individual Counselling, Family Therapy, Aftercare Support and Psychological Assessments. Mount Elizabeth-Charter offers a 24x7 HELPLINE: 1800 738-9595, and a free needs assessment with our trained counsellors.