Project In My Heart (IMH)
Project In My Heart (IMH) is a volunteering programme with the Institute of Mental Health, where volunteers will interact with patients through social, recreational and physical activities (e.g. arts and crafts, workshops, physical recreation, etc.).
The Institute of Mental Health Hospital which is an acute tertiary psychiatric hospital housing about 2,000 service users, and is located at Buangkok Green Medical Park. IMH provides a range of evidence-based rehabilitative services varying from occupational therapy, medical social work, to counseling and psychiatric treatments.
The Institute of Mental Health aims to promote mental health and pursue continuous learning and research. By upholding the values integrity, compassion, stewardess, and being user-centric, the Institute of Mental Health resolves to provide the best care to its service users.
WHAT WE DO
Weekly Volunteering Sessions
Our volunteers engage in weekly volunteering sessions with our
service users at IMH. During our weekly visits, we conduct activities based on the demographics and preferences of the service users in the ward. Our activities include origami, colouring, word search, board games, jumping clay, tote bag decorations, and more!
1. Outing Sessions
We also organize outing sessions where we bring our service users
out of the ward for excursions and build closer bonds with our volunteers outside of the ward setting!
2. Themed Events
Our project collaborates with other external IMH organisations like Achievers and NTU, to organize and celebrate festive events with our service users during these special occasions (e.g. Mooncake
Festival, Chinese New Year, Christmas)
Our organizing committee organizes mental health-related workshops during the academic semester to raise awareness about the mental health scene in Singapore. This workshop is open to all
We also conduct discussion group sessions for our volunteers to
reflect on their volunteering experiences and engage in therapeutic
activities to manage self and emotional regulation. In doing so, we
hope to establish a tight-knit community for our volunteers to share
their individual perspectives comfortably and share their challenges
faced during our weekly volunteering sessions. Volunteers can also
learn from others on new ways to approach and curb their
Conference and Training Session
We are collaborating with Care For Life (CFL) to provide conferences and training sessions for our volunteers. We hope to equip our volunteers with the necessary skills and knowledge required in this Project.
COME JOIN US
Main 10 Buangkok View, Buangkok Green, Medical Park, 539747
Every Sunday, 10am to 12pm