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.
A multidisciplinary team consisting of Psychiatrists, Case Managers and Psychologists, provides training to primary care physicians and community partners on mental health conditions through workshops, talks, case conferences and joint discussions. It hopes to bring care to people experiencing mental health conditions through raising awareness and provide training for community partners.
ASCAT@NUH works with mental health professionals in the community, such as social workers, and counsellors in the Community Intervention Teams (COMITs), Family Service Centres (FSCs), other Social Service Agencies (SSAs) and government agencies in the western region of Singapore. The team also coordinates mental health services within the primary healthcare network, which includes the National University Polyclinics (NUP), General Practitioners (GPs) and Family Medicine Clinics (FMCs).
ASCAT@NUH provides assessment and treatment of psychiatric conditions for the public, within the ages of 18 to 65 years old. Referrals can be arranged through Polyclinics, General Practitioners, and COMIT (Community Intervention Teams) partners.
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).