Mentally Disadvantaged Outreach Programme (MDOP)

Started in 2001, the Mentally Disadvantaged Outreach Programme (MDOP) is a partnership programme with the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). Our senior volunteers support rehabilitating mental health patients and help ease them back into the society through light physical exercises, puzzle solving and expressive arts. Volunteers also visit IMH wards to befriend the special persons at IMH. In 2014, the programme expanded to partners beyond IMH namely Hougang Care Centre and Bethesda Care Centre FAME Club. 

Current Venues:

  • IMH Wards 
  • IMH Mobile Library
  • Octave @Cantonment
  • Octave @Bukit Batok
  • Bethesda Care Centre FAME Club 242
  • Bethesda Care Centre FAME Club 574
  • Hougang Care Centre


Be an MDOP Volunteer  

Join us if you are:

  • Patient and caring
  • Able to communicate in Mandarin and English
  • Able to complete a 2-day training workshop
  • Able to commit 2-3 hours a week on weekdays for minimum six months

Sign up here