A possible development for Clarity, an organisation providing mental health services, would be to set up a day care centre for those who have been discharged from the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).
Chairman for Clarity, Joseph Tan Peng Chin, shared this with CatholicNews after a special World Mental Health Day Mass and Clarity’s fourth anniversary celebration.
The event was held on Oct 10 at the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea.
“The reality is that IMH is the main hospital dealing with mental health but they don’t have enough beds to cater to all the patients,” said Mr Tan. “Patients who have been discharged may like to still stay in the hospital or go somewhere” where they can be taken care of.
Medical Centre D, opened that day, is an eight-storey building which will provide “personalised” services for patients, said hospital board chairman, Mr Philip Tan, during an interview with CatholicNews after the blessing.
Previously, it used to be a carpark, said Mr Tan.
But now, the building is home to 50 medical clinics and an outpatient laboratory.
Oct 31 : 6.30pm
Nov 1 : 10.00am, 12.30pm (Latin), 5.00pm
Church of Sts Peter & Paul
Oct 31 : 5.30pm, 7.00pm (Mandarin)
Nov 1 : 7.20am, 5.30pm
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
Oct 31 : 6.30pm
Nov 1 : 6.00pm and 7.30pm, 8.45pm (Tamil)
Church of the Sacred Heart
Oct 31 : 5.30pm
Nov 1 : 7.00am & 6.00pm
Over the Hari Raya Haji weekend from Oct 3-6, 58 participants attended the second run of Treasure Young Adults’ Encounter Retreat organised by the Office for Young People (OYP). It was three days of Spirit-filled sessions, which saw the participants surrendering to God’s love.
On Friday night, Fr Jude David, a chaplain of OYP, set the tone by inviting participants to widen their hearts for God. He also challenged them to to let God surprise them during the retreat.
He hoped that the participants would receive “GIFT”, which stands for Grace, Intimacy, Faith and Transformation.
Topics covered on the first day addressed the Father Heart of God, and Sin and Salvation. The day ended with the participants receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation and recommitting their lives to Jesus.