Support Groups

With thanks to Theresa Tan from the Straits Times. This list was last updated in December 2011.

The following is a list of support groups in Singapore. These are not run by AWARE. AWARE currently does not run any support groups.

Adultery

Care Corner Counselling Centre runs support groups for those whose spouses have cheated on them. To find out more, call Ms Cindy Loh at 6353-1180.

Alzheimer’s Disease

The Alzheimer’s Disease Association (Singapore) runs support groups for care-givers of dementia patients. To contact them, call their Dementia Helpline at 6377-0700.

Autism

The Autism Siblings Support Singapore runs support groups for children with autistic siblings. To find out more, visit www.autismsiblingssingapore.com.

Bereavement

The Child Bereavement Support (Singapore) runs support groups for parents who have lost their child. To find out more, visit their website at www.cbss.sg.

The National Cancer Centre Singapore also runs bereavement groups for those who have lost spouses to cancer. To contact them, email mss@nccs.com.sg.

Cancer

The National Cancer Centre Singapore runs various support groups for cancer patients. To contact them, email mss@nccs.com.sg.

The Singapore Cancer Society runs support groups for throat and nasopharyngeal cancer patients (New Voice Club), colorectal cancer (Ostomy Club) and breast cancer (Reach to Recovery).

For New Voice Club, contact Ms Chan Bee Keng at chan_beekeng@singaporecancersociety.org.sg.

For Ostomy Club and Reach to Recovery, contact Ms Sharon Koh at sharon_koh@singaporecancersociety.org.sg.

The Tan Tock Seng Hospital runs support groups for breast cancer patients and colon cancer patients. To find out more, contact Mr Steven Tan at 6357-2493 or Ms Iris Tan at 6357-2498.

The KK Women’s And Children’s Hospital runs support groups for breast cancer patients. To find out more, call Doris at 6394-5816.

The Children’s Cancer Foundation runs support groups for childhood cancer survivors and for their care-givers. For more information on the Facebook support group, call Ms Joan Khng at 6593-6482. For the care-givers support group, call CCF@KKH at 6297-0203 or CCF@NUH at 6772-4472.

Disabled children

The Rainbow Centre runs support groups for parents whose children are newly diagnosed with a disability. To find out more, call Veronica at 6472-7077 ext 227.

Gambling Addiction

The Institute Of Mental Health (IMH) runs gambling addiction recovery support groups for its patients. To find out more, visit its website at www.nams.sg.

You can also call the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1800-6668-668 or the All Addictions Helpline at 6732-6837.

The Hiding Place runs a support group for gambling addicts. Call 6483-5348 to find out more.

The One Hope Centre runs support groups for gambling addicts and their families. To find out more, call 6547-1011.

The Christian Care Services also runs support groups for those addicted to gambling. To find out more, call 6440-8349.

Heart problems

The Tan Tock Seng Hospital runs a cardiac rehabilitation support group. To find out more, contact Mr Gerard Danker at 6357249 or Ms Janice Liu at 63572499.

Kidney disease

The National Kidney Foundation runs a support group for care-givers of kidney patients. To find out more, call Mr Job Loei at 6299-0200.

Mental Health

The Institute Of Mental Health (IMH) runs various support groups for caregivers of mentally ill patients. To find out more, call the IMH medical social work department at 6389-2059 or visit their website at www.sgfamilycaregivers.com.

The Singapore Association For Mental Health (SAMH) runs support groups for people with various problems, such as schizophrenia and mood disorders. It also runs groups for care-givers of mentally ill patients, and together with the Singapore General Hospital, it runs a group for those with eating disorders. To find out more, visit the SAMH website at www.samhealth.org.sg or call its helpline at 1800-283-7019.

Perinatal depression

The KK Women’s And Children’s Hospital runs a support group for mothers with peri-natal depression. To find out more, call 6394-2205.

Single parents

The Help Family Service runs support groups for single parents, and children from single-parent families. To find out more, call 6457-5188.

The Young Women Muslim Association (PPIS) also runs support groups for single parents and their children. To find out more, call the As-Salaam PPIS Family Support Centre at 6745-5862.

Also Singapore Single Parents Meetup Group.

Step-parents

The Tampines Family Service Centre runs a support group for step-parents. To find out more, call Rena at 6787-2001.

Suicide

The Samaritans Of Singapore runs support groups for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. To find out more, call its hotline at 1800-221-4444 or email pat@samaritans.org.sg.

Widows

Wicare runs programmes to support widows. To find out more, email them at contactus@wicare.org.sg or call 6354-2475.