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Expected Completion and Implementation of the National Mental Health Competency Framework

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Ms Tin Pei Ling
MP for MacPherson SMC

Question No. 1064

To ask the Minister for Health when can the National Mental Health Competency Framework be expected to be completed and implemented.

Written Answer

The COVID-19 Mental Wellness Taskforce (CoMWT) was formed to address the psychosocial impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the population. 

One of the recommendations of the CoMWT is to develop a National Mental Health Competency Training Framework, which will align existing mental health trainings towards a common set of training standards and competencies expected of professionals and para-professionals who support persons with mental health conditions.

This recommendation has been accepted by the new Interagency Taskforce on Mental Health and Well-being, and will be further worked on under the auspices of the new Taskforce. More details will be provided when ready.

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