The Community Psychogeriatric Programme (CPGP) is dedicated to improving the mental health of older persons living in the community. As a community outreach programme, we aim to accomplish this through partnerships with other caregivers in the community in order to promote ageing in place for older persons. We value the importance of empowering eldercare agencies and caregivers with the capability to holistically enhance the well-being of older persons.
To increase awareness of mental health in older persons through education and the provision of mental health screening as required.
To improve the quality of life of older persons through early detection and effective and timely treatment of mental health problems.
To foster partnerships with eldercare agencies to meet the psychosocial needs of older persons in the community.
To empower community eldercare agencies with the knowledge and skills to enhance the provision of care to older persons with mental illness.
As part of Geriatric Psychiatry Service within the Department of Psychological Medicine, the CPGP team is multidisciplinary, consisting of psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, psychologists, medical social worker, occupational therapists, physiotherapist and admin support staff.
Training and Support
We provide training, consultation and support for eldercare agencies and primary care physicians through:
We deliver home based assessments and interventions for older persons with mental health conditions.
Our interventions include:
Clinical visits are only for those residing in the selected areas and meet the following criteria:
Exclusion criteria for clinical visits:
Some common psychological disorders in the elderly include:
The referral has to be initiated by a healthcare professional.
this completed form to 67873013. The referring source will be informed of the outcome of the referral. Appropriate charges apply for clinical visits.
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays
For enquiries, please contact us at: 6936 6880/ 5793 or drop us an email at
For referrals in the other areas please visit the following:
Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
Clinical Services-Community based Services
APCATS (Aged Psychiatry Community Assessment and Treatment Service)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 63892175 Fax: 64890100
National University of Singapore (NUH)
(G-RACE) Geriatric Psychiatry Out-Reach Assessment Consultation and Enablement
Email: email@example.com Fax: 68724118
Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)
Tel: 66036800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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