The Equal Opportunities Commission found that about 40 per cent of the Integrated Community Mental Health Wellness Centres had yet to secure a permanent site. This came despite a government pledge in 2009 to provide one-stop service for mental patients and their caregivers in all 18 districts.

Public education key to setting up care centres for those with mental illness

Residents of many districts oppose such facilities, in the mistaken belief that patients pose a threat to public safety

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The Equal Opportunities Commission found that about 40 per cent of the Integrated Community Mental Health Wellness Centres had yet to secure a permanent site. This came despite a government pledge in 2009 to provide one-stop service for mental patients and their caregivers in all 18 districts.
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