Mentally Disadvantaged Outreach Programme (MDOP)

Started in 2001, Mentally Disadvantaged Outreach Programme (MDOP) is a partnership programme with the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). Our Senior Volunteers engage and befriend rehabilitating mental patients and help them ease back into society through light physical exercises, puzzle solving and expressive arts. Volunteers also do ward visits to befriend the “forgotten patients” at IMH. In 2014, the programme expanded to partners beyond IMH namely Hougang Care Centre and Bethesda Care Centre Fame Club (Hougang). 

Current Venues:

  • Octave @Cantonment
  • Octave@Bukit Batok
  • IMH Wards               
  • Bethesda Care Centre Fame Club (Hougang)
  • 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 month

Sign up here