• Home
  • Who we help
  • Children & youths

Children & youths

Childhood and adolescence are critical stages of life that shape future health, both physical and mental.

Getting the right mental health care early can positively impact children’s transitions into young adulthood

Youths are vulnerable

Mental health conditions affect all ages, with 1 in 3 youths in Singapore reporting mental health symptoms.1

Early care makes a difference

Early intervention is key to helping children and youths manage mental health conditions. It also gives parents the necessary tools and understanding to support them effectively.

Mental health conditions are treatable

Receiving the right treatment earlier can play a big role in recovery, and many people do recover completely.

Negative perceptions are barriers

Education and awareness can break stigmas and address misunderstandings that often prevent people from seeking help.

Understanding common


Academic pressure
Schoolwork, homework, exams and high standards can feel overwhelming.

While bullying can happen in person or online, it can have a significant impact on mental health.

Social pressure
The desire to fit in and be accepted by peers can lead to stress, anxiety and low self-esteem.

Family issues
Parental divorce, domestic violence or the loss of a loved one can deeply affect mental health.

Body image concerns
Societal and peer pressure about appearance may lead to self-esteem issues.

Transitions and change
Major life changes such as transitioning to a new school or life stage may cause stress and anxiety.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This disorder is characterised by an inability to focus well, pay attention and control behaviours, and may continue into adulthood.


  • Difficulties staying focused and paying attention
  • Difficulties controlling behaviour
  • Difficulties sitting still
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

This developmental disorder affects children and youths in different ways and to varying degrees. It primarily impacts their social communication and interaction, as well as their behaviour.


  • Difficulties with social communication and interaction
  • Behavioural challenges
Anxiety Disorders

In the context of mental health, anxiety refers to specific disorders that include symptoms such as persistent worrying, restlessness, fear, catastrophic thinking and sleep disturbances. These symptoms interfere with a person’s daily functioning, making it hard for them to live a fulfilling and productive life. There are different variations of anxiety disorders, including generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder and social phobia.


  • Excessive and persistent worry
  • Restlessness
  • Sleep disturbances

Depression is a mental health disorder characterised by a persistent depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at school and at home.


  • Persistent feelings of sadness
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Difficulties functioning daily

How we can help

We are committed to supporting your mental health journey with high-quality, personalised mental health care—no matter your age or experiences.

Personalised treatment

We believe that effective treatment must be tailored to the individual. Our team works closely with each client to develop a personalised treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals. This could include a combination of psychotherapy, medication management and lifestyle changes.

Proper assessment and diagnosis

We are skilled in conducting comprehensive assessments to accurately diagnose a wide range of mental health conditions, and are committed to providing care based on your specific needs.

Psychological treatment

We work closely with psychologists who are experienced in providing evidence-based psychological treatments, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and other therapeutic approaches. These treatments can help individuals understand and manage their thoughts, behaviours and emotions to improve their mental health and overall well-being.

Medication management

When necessary, medication can be an effective part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Our psychiatrists are experienced in prescribing and managing medications for a variety of mental health conditions. We closely monitor our clients to ensure the effectiveness of the medication and to manage any potential side effects.

Collaborative care

With your consent, we can work closely with other providers, schools, employers and HR departments to ensure a comprehensive and collaborative approach to your mental health care. This allows us to provide the most effective treatment and support, tailored to your unique circumstances and needs. We respect your privacy and confidentiality, and any collaboration with other parties will always be done with your knowledge and consent.

Shaping a healthier future

Communicate regularly with healthcare providers, make home and school a safe space, and help your child balance therapy, any medication and lifestyle changes.

Medication, psychological therapy or a combination of the two could also make symptoms, mental health conditions and daily activities more manageable.

hand background

Reach out towards recovery

Community support and resources

Mental health issues are more common than we think—there is nothing to be ashamed of. There is always support available, from communities formed by people experiencing similar struggles to counsellors and psychiatrists. Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness.


We respect your privacy—any discussions you have with us are kept strictly confidential.

Holistic wellbeing

Your mental health matters just as much as your physical health. Taking care of your mind is a crucial part of your overall wellbeing.

Ask our team your questions or get help scheduling an appointment—we are here to support you in any way we can.

Frequently asked questions

I am worried about my child, should I seek mental health support for them?

It is natural for any parent to be concerned. Your child might need support if you notice any changes in their behaviour, mood or academic performance—they might withdraw from friends or activities they usually enjoy or express feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Remember, you are not alone in this.

My child is struggling with mental health issues. How can I help them?

It is tough to see your child struggling, but open communication is especially important. Let them know you are there for them and that you value hearing how they feel. It might take a few attempts for them to open up—be patient and gentle in waiting and being there for them. Professional help from a mental health specialist can also be very beneficial and you are doing a great job seeking advice.

Is medication safe for my child?

This is a common concern among parents. When supervised by a healthcare professional, medication can be a safe and effective component of a comprehensive treatment plan. However, like all treatments, medication can have side effects, and it is important to discuss these potential risks and benefits openly. We only prescribe medication when necessary and always prioritise open discussions about treatment options. This way, you can make informed decisions based on your child’s specific needs.

How can my child’s school support their mental health?

Schools can play a significant role in supporting mental health. This includes fostering a supportive environment, incorporating mental health education into the curriculum, and providing resources such as school counsellors. However, it is important to note that any communication or collaboration with your child’s school regarding their mental health will only be initiated with your explicit consent. We highly recommend discussing your concerns with your child’s teachers to ensure a comprehensive support system is in place.