The National University Hospital's Assessment and Shared Care Team (ASCAT NUH) is an adult community psychiatric team that aims to bridge mental health care between the community and the hospital.
ASCAT NUH comprises of a multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment, treatment, and holistic care for clients with moderate to severe mental health conditions. In addition to supporting clients and caregivers, the team also builds capability of community mental health providers through training and clinical leadership.
ASCAT NUH works closely with its community partners, like the COMITs, who provide case management, counselling, home visit and support for its caregivers. The team provides workshops, skills training, talks and joint case discussions to build up the capabilities of partners in managing mental health conditions in the community.
ASCAT NUH is a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals comprising of Psychiatrists, Case Managers and Psychologists.
ASCAT NUH also partners the NUH's nursing team (Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Clinicians and Nurse Educators) to collaborate on clinical, training and research initiatives.
Western region of Singapore
Any patient between 18-65 years old, who is not under the care of any Psychiatrist or Psychologist
Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays): 8.30am to 5.00pm
There are many resources available to individuals needing professional help for mental health conditions. Here are some places that the public may approach, depending on the severity of symptoms:
ASCAT NUH works closely with mental health resource groups located mainly in the western region of Singapore. These Social Service Agencies are based in the community and would be able to help you or your families cope with personal, social and emotional challenges in your lives:
Please approach any of the GP clinics or Polyclinics in your area of residence should you require medical help.
If you are feeling suicidal and need to talk to someone, please call the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) hotline at 1800-221-4444 (24 hours).
If you are in need of help or social assistance, please call the ComCare hotline at 1800-222-0000 (Mon - Sun, 7am - 12 midnight).
We have put together some resources to help you manage your mental health and well-being. Click the link(s) below to find out more about: