Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (Singapore), APRS, was registered with Registry of Societies on 22nd April 2003.
APRS is an organization of psychosocial rehabilitation agencies, practitioners and interested organizations and individuals dedicated to promoting, supporting and strengthening community-oriented rehabilitation services and resources for persons with psychiatric disabilities.
- To promote, support and strengthen community-oriented rehabilitation services and resources for persons with psychiatric disabilities.
- To promote and support the development of community-oriented psychosocial rehabilitation programs for persons with psychiatric disabilities.
- To promote the concept and role of community-oriented psychosocial rehabilitation as a primary programmatic modality in provision of mental health studies.
- To support and facilitate the formation and operation of inter-member cooperative research studies and evaluations of the needs, methods and effectiveness of community-oriented psychosocial rehabilitation.
- To serve as a vehicle for professional communication, increased understanding and research utilization through the development of newsletters, journals, conferences and/or other similar mechanisms for technology transfer.
- To exercise leadership and otherwise encourage the development of improved concepts, methods and practices associated with serving the needs of persons with psychiatric disabilities and the training of personnel involved in such activities.
- To encourage and facilitate improved coordination and continuity of services provided to persons with psychiatric disabilities, especially with regard to linkages between mental hospitals, mental health centres and communitybased psychosocial rehabilitation facilities.
- To exercise leadership in informing the public and policy makers of the problems and needs of persons with psychiatric disabilities; and to encourage and conduct public education programs and/or other functions on behalf of that group.