Our Campaign Storyends 31 Dec 2021, 11:59 PM
Singapore is home to about 1.4 million migrant workers and the current pandemic has affected them severely.
To support the mental and emotional well-being of our community, we are offering reiki sessions to anyone who may be going through a stressful time, experiencing feelings of anxiety, frustration or insomnia, and may not be able to pay for the help they need.
This is a pay-as-you-wish session and all donations go to Healthserve, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing healing and hope to migrant workers
Reiki Clinic details
What : Reiki sessions by trained Reiki practitioners from exhale
When: One Saturday of every month - 23 Jan, 20 Feb, 27 Mar (bookings open the first of the month)
Time: 4pm, 5pm
Where : exhale healing space - 230A River Valley Road
How: Signup for the slot at https://exhale.as.me/reikiclinic
and pay as you wish. All donations go to Healthserve via giving.sg.
Benefits of reiki
Reiki is a form of complementary energy therapy that activates the body's natural healing process, promoting a sense of calmness and restoring balance on all levels, physical, mental and emotional. Reiki energy will be used by the body to help heal & rejuvenate.
About The Charity
Founded in 2006, HealthServe, is an IPC registered charity that seeks to bring healing and hope to vulnerable low-wage migrant workers in Singapore.
There are close to 1 million work permit holders in Singapore. Access to affordable healthcare can be a problem for low wage migrant workers as foreigners in Singapore do not receive subsidies for healthcare at public institutions. By law, workers are supposed to be covered for both inpatient and outpatient treatment by their employers but not all do. In addition, fear of repatriation and cultural and language barriers also contribute to migrant workers not receiving proper treatment.
The more unfortunate amongst these workers get injured at work and may end up losing their jobs and suffering loss of pay for a protracted period. The wait for their work injury compensation application to be processed and resolved can take months or years.
From a single clinic providing GP services in Geylang to meet the needs of the workers, HealthServe has expanded our range of services to the provision of GP and specialist medical services, rehabilitation and dental services, injury and salary-related casework support, social assistance, counselling and mental health programmes.
We are very much a volunteer-run organisation. Our operations are run by a small staff team and hundreds of medical and non-medical volunteers and interns.