NOTICE PAPER NO. 1251
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 1 AUGUST 2022
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Ms Nadia Ahmad Samdin
MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC
Question No. 1974
To ask the Minister for Health (a) in each of the past three years, what is the number of cases managed by Community Resource, Engagement and Support Teams (CREST) and Community Intervention Teams (COMIT) respectively; and (b) whether there is an increasing demand or trend in the types of support required.
Due to the implementation of COVID-19 safe management measures (SMM), the number of individuals outreached by the CREST teams had reduced in 2020 and 2021, compared to that in the pre-pandemic period in 2019 (Table 1). The number of clients with mental health needs supported by the COMIT teams has been relatively stable over the past three years. With the relaxation of SMM, the community teams have progressively resumed their activities to reach out to and support those at risk of or with mental health conditions.