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Institute of Mental Health

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) is a 2,000-bed acute tertiary psychiatric hospital situated on a 25-hectare campus at Buangkok Green Medical Park. Set amidst serene surroundings, Institute of Mental Health offers a comprehensive range of psychiatric, rehabilitative and counselling services for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.

Institute of Mental Health’s tradition of care started in 1928. We were the first mental hospital in Singapore, starting with some 1,000 patients. Since then, many advances have been made in treatment, training, and research. Our treatment integrates evidence-based therapies, supported by the departments of clinical psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, and medical social work, to provide holistic care for our patients. Institute of Mental Health is equipped with modern facilities, with 50 wards for inpatients and seven Specialist Outpatient Clinics.

Institute of Mental Health was the first mental health institution in Asia to receive the Joint Commission International Accreditation in 2005, a highly coveted international accreditation for healthcare organisations.

Over the years, Institute of Mental Health has gained a reputation for quality research. In 2008, the Ministry of Health, Singapore, entrusted Institute of Mental Health with a S$25 million research grant to implement translational and clinical research into the causes of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.

Institute of Mental Health also plays a key role in training the next generation of mental health professionals in Singapore. We train psychiatrists and mental health professionals through the NHG-AHPL Residency Programme for psychiatry and through collaborations with the local tertiary institutions.

To find out more about the Institute of Mental Health, visit www.imh.com.sg.

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