About Campaign

ends 12 Aug 2021, 11:59 PM
Mental health distress is a significant challenge faced by the migrant worker community. The COVID-19 pandemic and prolonged lockdowns, loss of work and income add to the existing troubles that affect many of our migrant brothers, from large debts and homesickness to language and cultural differences and a lack of sufficient support.

HealthServe is expanding its mental health services in 2021 to include self-help and community-wide education on psychological first aid, 24/7 crisis helpline for migrant workers, counselling support and other specialised services such as escalation to psychiatric care.

HealthServe also provides assistance to migrant workers with work injury claims and legal, criminal or employment-related issues. Each year, we support hundreds of cases. Our team follows up on their cases closely, even accompanying workers to the hospital for their check-ups and medical assessments. With the help of the Ministry of Manpower, hospitals, pro bono lawyers and other community organisations, we are working towards creating a Singapore where everyone is treated fairly.

Tong Eng Group, a Singapore-based real estate development and investment company, will match every donation to HealthServe dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000.

HealthServe is an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC). All donations to HealthServe qualify for 250% tax deduction.

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.

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