Resources for coping with grief

Voluntary Welfare Organisations and Support Groups:

Children’s Cancer Foundation
For children who lost their caregivers to cancer
www.ccf.org.sg | Tel: 6229 3701
Child Bereavement Support(Singapore)
A network of bereaved parents offering support to anyone whose child has passed away

Farewell My Child ( A compilation of shared experiences in child bereavement)
PleaseStay. Movement Singapore

An advocacy group calling for unity and support to prevent suicide among young people
https://www.pleasestaymovement.com/grief-support

HCA Hospice Care

Supports both patients and their families as they journey through their adjustments and losses
https://www.hca.org.sg/Psychosocial-Services| pss@hcahospicecare.org.sg

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (Neonatal Bereavement Support Group)(NBSG)

For bereaved parents
https://www.kkh.com.sg/patient-care/areas-of-care/childrens-services/Pages/early-bird-baby-club.aspx| Tel: 6225 5554

Wicare Support Group
For widows and their children
www.wicare.org.sg | Tel: 6354 2475

Useful Hotlines:

Hotline / Helpline Who is it for?  Day  Times  Telephone 
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) Anybody in crisis and the suicidal. Daily 24 hours 1800 – 2214444
Mental Health Helpline Those suffering from psychological and psychiatric problems Daily 24 hours 6389-2222
SAMH Helpline For people who have psychological, psychiatric or social problem and others who need information on services for such persons Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm 1800 – 2837019
Hotline 800 Mandarin speaking community with family marital and personal problem Mon – Sun 10am – 9pm 1800 – 3535800
AMP Hotline Malay / Muslim families in crisis or those who need help Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm 6416-3960
Club HEAL For Malay / Muslim individuals or families  who require assistance with or support for mental health concerns Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm 6899-3463
Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) Indian families in need of assistance or counselling Mon – Fri
Sat
9am – 5pm
9am – 1pm
1800-295-4554
Aware Helpline Women with a variety of concerns Mon – Fri 3pm – 9.30pm 1800-774-5935
Counselling & Care Centre For individuals, couple and families experiencing psychological, marital or family problems Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm 6536-6366

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