impart mental health care
Many of the children and youths in the community are dealing with life and/or psychological adversities in their daily lives. This has consequences on their mental wellness and in turn other aspects such as education, employment and social relationships.
We are committed to improving mental wellness in children and youths in the community.
“I know how hard it can feel to be alone,” shares Jas. Struggling herself with depression in secondary school, she believes in the importance of a supportive network and self-coping skills. Today, Jas supports youths with similar struggles of self-harm and suicidal ideation under Impart’s Mental Health Care arm.
IMNA (I’M Not Alone) is an outreach service which acts as the first line of response to youths facing psychological or life adversity. Under IMNA, volunteers—known as Youth Advocates (YAs)—will be matched to a child or youth to build motivation and instil readiness for change through Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Project Cope involves volunteers journeying alongside children and youths to learn adaptive coping strategies. It focuses on equipping children and youths aged 10 - 21 years old with healthy coping strategies in which they can use instead of maladaptive ones they might be using.
These coping skills support children and youths in managing intense emotions, living more fully in the present moment, communicating and expressing oneself effectively, and negotiating relationships.
Project Hope supports youths in the journey of equipping them with practical skills to empower them in terms of interests, education and/ or employment.
This program has been conducted in close partnership with the FutureSelves group, which comprises professional psychologists, researchers and technologists who share a strong interest in how scholarly concepts can be used in practical ways, and in how practical ideas can be refinedand tested through research.
IMNA (I'M Not Alone) is an outreach service which acts as the first line of response by pairing volunteers with a child or youth facing psychological or life adversities to build motivation and instil readiness for change through elements from Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
All our referrals go through IMNA before getting allocated to other programmes or organisations. During the 1 to 6 months engagement period, we build emotional safety, enhance resilience, and increase stability.
Advocacy increases the accessibility of therapeutic resources through decommodification. This means that we reduce the barriers to access for valuable mental health resources, and distribute them to the general public.
We do this through social media and short films, where we provide psychoeducation (education on mental health concepts), and equip the public with the same skills we do with our children and youths. It also involves a Special Projects team that runs campaigns, as well as a Community Resources team that bridges material youth needs with the support of other organisations.
"For those who are scared or victims, that they know that they can seek help, because I've been both of them before - the victim and the at-risk person. You can seek help."
In this video, we spotlight 19-year old Shawal’s voice. Once an impulsive daredevil who chased the thrill of doing things that risked his life, Shawal now hopes to use his story to encourage others to change for the better.