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Intellect and Care Corner partner to provide mental healthcare solutions

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End-to-end mental healthcare solutions will be accessible to all, with a focus on middle and low-income communities in Singapore.

According to a KPMG report titled “The Rising Social and Economic Costs of Major Depression“, 90 percent of people living with major depressive disorder in Asia Pacific do not seek help. Reasons cited cross economic and social factors, such as the cost of engaging a therapist or psychologist, a shortage of mental healthcare practitioners, and the social stigma around having mental health conversations.

Additionally, the AIA Health Matters Survey 2021 reveals that 91 percent of respondents report declines in their mental health over fears of income loss and job instability.

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Responding to the gap in access and expertise, mental health startup, Intellect, and non-profit organisation, Care Corner have partnered to provide end-to-end mental healthcare solutions, particularly to middle and low-income communities in Singapore.

Mental well-being took on a new sense of urgency amid the pandemic. We saw a rise in clients seeking counselling, relating their struggles in coping with adjustments at home and work, as well as their concerns surrounding uncertainties around Covid-19. From April to October 2021, we conducted 50 percent more counselling sessions compared to the same period last year. There was also a 15 percent increase in callers to our toll-free Mandarin hotline in the last few months. We are pleased to collaborate with Intellect to extend our mission of bringing care across Singapore. The partnership complements our counselling services, offering clients from all backgrounds, ongoing support in their mental health journey.

Joseph Eio, Deputy Director of Mental Health and Counselling Services, Care Corner

The partnership complements Care Corner’s existing one-on-one mental health counselling services by providing an array of in-app modules and programs such as learning paths, rescue sessions, well-being check-in, and analytics, as well as guided journaling. The modules and programs cover a wide spectrum of topics such as mental health aid 101, anxiety, worry, assertiveness and self-esteem, relevant to the needs of Care Corner’s clients.

The mobile app and content can offer a continuity for users in between and beyond counselling sessions.

Beneficiaries will also get access to Intellect’s monthly webinar series, Intellearn, which focuses on conversations to raise awareness regarding mental well-being and provides tips and tricks for self-care.

Democratising mental healthcare has always been Intellect’s mission and our partnership with Care Corner allows us to broaden access for the care to all, regardless of background.

Theodoric Chew, CEO and Co-founder, Intellect

Access and availability

From now till 31 May 2022, Care Corner’s clients and partners including teachers, parents, young adults, employees and members of the public – will have a complimentary six-month premium subscription to Intellect’s self-care app and resources.

Intellect will also be conducting online workshops for Care Corner’s clients to help them familiarise with the app’s features and to guide them on how to integrate the learning paths and rescue sessions in their personal lives.

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