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Support Groups

When you seek medical help at KKH, you know you’re not alone. We’ve set up several support groups for our patients and their families.

So you know that there are others like you whom you can share your fears and frustrations, hopes and happiness with.


Perinatal Depression Support Group

This group provides a network of support for mothers who experience depression and anxiety during pregnancy and the postnatal period. It provides mothers with an opportunity to share their experiences and practical information about the condition, and offers tips on coping.

Sessions are conducted in English and are facilitated by case managers. It is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month. For more information, please call +65 6394 2205.

If you are suffering from Postnatal Depression, and would like to participate in a study examining medication usuage in treatment of Postnatal Depression, please kindly contact +65 6394 2205 for further details.

This research will benefit other women as well as contribute to our current understanding of the treatment of Postnatal Depression.

'Woman-to-Woman' Menopause Support Group

This group provides a platform for women to discuss the myths and fears of menopause and to share with each other their own experience with the condition.

Together with its panel of medical advisors, the group aims to provide comprehensive and accurate information on menopause to women.

Social gatherings in English take place every 3rd Saturday of the month while gatherings in Mandarin are scheduled on the 4th Saturday of the month. Members interact with one another, share their concerns on menopause and listen to talks by professionals.

Trained volunteers with the support group also provide free advice and counselling on menopause.

Free Menopause Counselling by Volunteers:

Counselling Availibility
Hotline counsellingMonday to Friday, 3.00pm to 5.00pm
Tel: +65 6394 1499
Face-to-Face counselling:Monday to Friday, 3.00pm to 5.00pm
By appointment only.
Please call Tel: +65 6394 1499
Level 4, Women's Tower, KKH

Women's Oncology Support Group

The group supports our gynaecological cancer patients psychologically, emotionally and physically through education and counselling, befriending services, and craft and social activities.

Volunteers comprise of nurses, paraclinical staff, patients in remission from their disease, and friends. Please speak to the ward nurse manager should you require the group's assistance.



Craniofacial Support Group

Managed by craniofacial affected families, volunteers and coordinators, the support group provides mutual support, interaction and friendship building. It aims to share experiences so that craniofacial affected children can grow up happy and confident.

The support group is made up of smaller groups, including:

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Group
  • Craniosynostosis Group
  • Aperts Group
  • Hemifacial Microsomia (HFM) Group
  • Haemangioma Group

The cleft and craniofacial team also conducts continuing education to enforce awareness and knowledge of the condition.

To join the club, please contact coordinator Josephine Tan (tel: +65 6394 5034 / hp: +65 9100 3978 / email: josephine.tan.ch@kkh.com.sg).

Neonatology Parent Support Group

Managed by doctors and nurses from the Department of Neonatology, the support group aims to help parents with premature babies cope better.

Monthly sharing sessions among parents of current Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) babies and parents of ex-NICU babies are organised for members to draw support from one another.

Some other activities include a special educational programme for parents of low birth weight infants to prepare them for their babies' discharge, and home care visits for babies with special needs e.g. home oxygen therapy.

Children’s Diabetes Support Group

Your child was diagnosed with diabetes and your world has been turned upside down. Where do you go from here? How do you handle the responsibility? How do you help your child live life to the fullest?

Diabetes often redefines the lives of the children and their families, impacting every aspect of their lives. New roles and responsibilities are placed on the family and changes made to cope with the condition.

The support group provides children with diabetes and their families a platform for mutual support and interaction. It offers families the opportunity to meet and share their experiences with each other.

Members of the support group meet every three to four months – usually during the school holidays – for informal get-togethers and continuing education, conducted by the Diabetes Multi-disciplinary Team.

This support group is headed by Diabetes Nurse Joyce Lim and strongly supported by the team. For further enquiries, feel free to call

Office tel: +65 6394 3771/2094

Operating hours are: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm & Saturday, 8.30am to 12.00pm

Asthma Club

For asthmatic children and their parents, the club helps them learn about:

  • Bronchial asthma
  • How to manage the condition
  • How they can lead a normal and active life

The club organises activities every three months, usually during the school holidays.

Some of the programmes include educational seminars for parents and older children, and indoor and outdoor activities supervised by our medical professionals.

For enquiries, please call tel: +65 6394 3016/1139/1119.

Children’s Cancer Foundation Family Support Centre

The foundation’s Family Support Centre provides counselling, therapeutic play, parents’ support group and has a resource library. These services are for children stricken with cancer and their families.

Contact tel: +65 6394 8236 for more information, or visit their website at www.ccf.org.sg.

Club Rainbow

Club Rainbow provides counselling, play therapy and group work to children suffering from chronic and potentially life threatening illnesses.

For more information, visit their website at www.clubrainbow.org.