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A list of non-comprehensive helplines in Singapore:

 

General

 

Samaritans of Singapore (SOS): For anybody in crisis and persons with suicidal tendencies.

Tel: 1800-221 4444

Opening Hours: 24 hours

 

Oogachaga Hotline: Helpline for gay, bisexual, and transgendered men on sexuality and relationship matters, as well as advice and resources on safer sex and HIV/STI related issues.

Tel: 6226 2002
Opening Hours: Tuesdays - Thursdays: 7pm - 10pm and Saturdays: 2pm - 6pm (except on public holidays)

 

Oogachaga is an anonymous hotline manned by LGBT professionals and all calls are strictly confidential.
Our volunteers are trained to listen to you. You can also go to our website to find out more about us.

Oogachaga email counselling at http://www.oogachaga.com/care

 

Family

 

Centre for Promoting Alternatives to Violence (PAVe): For families facing violence in need of counselling and support services

Tel: 6555 0390

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 9am – 6pm and Wed: 9am – 9.30pm

 

Child Protection and Welfare Services (MCYS): Reporting of Child Abuse
Tel: 1800-258 6378 / 1800-7770000
Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 8.30am – 5pm and Sat 8.30am – 1pm

 

 

Elderly

 

SAGE Helpline for Seniors: For anyone 50 years and above or anyone who has a concern or question regarding someone 50 years and above

Tel: 1800-555 5555 

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 9am – 7pm and Sat: 9am – 1pm

 

Lions Befrienders: Information, referral and befriender services for the elderly.

Tel: 1800-375 8600 

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 9am – 6pm

 

 

Health & Disability

 

Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) Helpline: For people who have psychological, psychiatric or social problems and others who need information for such persons

Tel: 1800-283 7019

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am – 6pm

 

Action for AIDS Helpline: For those enquiring information and counselling services on all aspects of AIDS

Tel: 6254 0212

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am – 5.30pm

 

Singapore Cancer Society: For those needing information related to cancer

Tel: 6221 9578 

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 8.30am – 6pm

 

Centre For Enabled Living (CEL): First-stop centre for users of eldercare and disability services, and their caregivers.

Tel: 1800-8585 885

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 8.30am – 6pm and Saturday: 8:30am – 12:30pm  (except on public holidays)

 

 
Financial Assistance

 

Comcare Hotline: Connect with Family Service Centres or other helping agency  
Tel: 1800-222 0000
Opening Hours: 24 hours

 

Credit Counselling: For consumers seeking help for serious debt problems.

Tel: 1800-CALL-CCS (1800-2255 227)

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am – 6pm

 

More Information: http://www.ccs.org.sg/link.php

 

 

Legal Aid

 

Legal Aid Bureau: For low-income persons requiring legal assistance 

Tel: 1800-325 1424

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 8.30am – 12.30pm, 2.00pm – 5.00pm and Sat: 8.30am – 12.30pm 

 

Singapore Association of Women Lawyers: For members of public requiring free legal counselling. Appointments must be made directly with the community centres where the legal clinics are conducted.

Tel: 6334 6809 

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 9.00am – 8.00pm except public holidays 

 

Safra: By appointment and for SAFRA members only. 

Tel: 6377 9880

Opening Hours: Every 2nd Thursday of the month, 7pm to 9pm

 

Community Centre: By appointment only.

Please call your nearest Community Centre (www.pa.gov.sg) for information.

 

More Information: http://legalclinics.sg/

 

 

Addiction / Substance Abuse

 

Alcoholics Anonymous: For those who are alcohol-dependent and their families 

Tel: 6475 0890 

Opening Hours: 24 hours

 

National Addictions Management Service (NAMS): For individuals with various addictions, including substance behavioral addictions

Tel: 6-RECOVER (6-7326837)

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8.30am – 6.00pm, Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday: 8.30am – 12.30pm 

 
Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA): For drug-abusers, their families and the general public

Tel: 1800-733 444

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 6pm

 

WE CARE Centre: For individuals and families who need help with addictions 

Tel: 6471 5346 
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 9.00pm and Sat: 10.00am – 8.00pm 
 

 

Gambling

 

National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), Institute of Mental Health (IMH): For those with a gambling problem or know someone who does

Tel: 1800-X-GAMBLE (1800-9 426253) / 1800-6-668-668

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 6.00pm

 

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LEGAL & FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES:

 

The following FSCs have trained counsellors on hand to provide basic legal and financial advisory services for those facing problems such as financial difficulties, marriage issues and property related issues.

 

Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centres
  • Ang Mo Kio Branch: Blk 230 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #01-1264 S(560230) Tel: 6453 5349
  • Cheng San Branch: Blk 445 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-1627 S(560445) Tel : 6454 6678
  • Sengkang Branch: Blk 223D Compassvale Walk #01-673 S(544223) Tel : 6312 8100

 

Hougang Sheng Hong Family Service Centre
Blk 237 Hougang St 21, #01-406, S(530237) Tel: 6289 5022
 
Thye Hua Kwan Problem Gambling Recovery Centre
133 New Bridge Road, Chinatown Point, #04-05 S(059413) Tel: 65382406

 

 

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Here are some other helplines that you want to call if you wish to talk to someone about your feelings.

Other Helpline (Straight)

> Samaritans of Singapore (a 24 hr suicide prevention hotline)
1800-221 4444

> SAGE Helpline (For elderly people over 50 years old and care-givers of the elderly)
1800-555-5555 (9:00am - 5:00pm Mon-Fri and 9:00am - 1:00pm Sat)

>Care Corner Family Service Centre
1800-222-0000/1800-353-5800 (Chinese Speaking)

> Singapore Association for Mental Health Hotline
1800-283-7019

> Family Service Centres
1800-838-0100

> Touchline (Touch Youth Service)
1800-377-2252

 

 

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Sexual Health

 

Sexual Health Counselors at DSC

If you need to talk to someone about sexual health, our friendly counselors are always ready to assist and they are reachable, call DSC Clinic 1800 252 1324.

To visit DSC for a testing or screening, simply call our appointment hotline at 6293 9648.

More info at DSC Website.

 

 

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Last update : 28th April 2013

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Action for AIDS Helpline: For those enquiring information and counselling services on all aspects of AIDS
Tel : (65) 6254 0212
Fax : (65) 6256 5903
Email : info@afa.org.sg
Opening Hours : Mon-Fri: 10am – 5.30pm
 
Address:
Action for AIDS, Singapore
Mailing Address:
9 Kelantan Lane #03-01
Singapore 208628
 
or
 
c/o DSC Clinic:
31 Kelantan Lane #02-16
Singapore 200031

 

 

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Anonymous HIV Testing Service

 

There are 7 locations in Singapore to do anonymous testing, 3 more are set to open in 2014 to bring this number to a total of 10 anonymous testing sites.

 

Action For Aids (AFA)

Tel: 62540212
Tue & Wed: 6.30pm to 8:15pm
Sat: 1.30pm to 3.15pm
Public Holidays: Closed

Website: http://www.afa.org.sg/anonymous.php

 

Anteh Dispensary

368 Geylang Road, Singapore 389381
Tel: 67441809
Mon to Fri: 9am to 12pm, 2pm to 5pm
Sat: 9am to 12pm
Sun/Public Holidays: Closed
 
Cambridge Clinic
Blk 333, Kreta Ayer Road, #03-27, Singapore 080333
Tel: 63271252
Mon to Fri: 9am to 1.30pm
Sat: 9am to 12pm
Sun/Public Holidays: Closed
 
Dr Jay Medical Centre
115 Killiney Road, Singapore 239553
Tel: 62355196
Mon to Fri: 9am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Sat: 9am to 12.30pm, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Sun/Public Holidays: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
 
Dr Soh Family Clinic
Blk 966, Jurong West Street 93, #01-221, Singapore 640966
Tel: 67917735
Mon to Fri: 8.30am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm, 7pm to 9pm
Sat/Sun/Public Holidays: 8.30am to 1pm
(Closed on Thursday afternoons and Friday nights)
 
M Lam Clinic
739 Geylang Road, Singapore 389649
Tel: 67481949
Mon to Fri: 9.30am to 12.30pm, 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Sat: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Sun/Public Holidays: Closed
 
Dr Tan and Partners
11 Unity Street, #02-07 Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995
Tel: 62387810
Mon to Fri: 8am to 3pm, 6pm to 9pm
Sat: 9am to 2pm
Sun/Public Holidays: Closed

 

AFA Mobile Testing Service
http://www.afa.org.sg/mts.php

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