Opening of a Therapeutic Garden in Horticultural Park in Singapore

A Therapeutic Garden in the Horticultural Park has now been opened for senior citizens. This is the first attempt by the authority to develop a curative garden within the premises of a park meant for public use that will go a long way in assisting older people suffering from depression to cope with its symptoms as well as get relief at the same time.

The Therapeutic Garden Was Strategically Planned

In-depth and meticulous planning had gone into developing the garden that opened less than a month ago. The patch inside the horticultural park features different types of colorful and fragrant flora intended to have a soothing effect especially on elderly people who are depressive and feeling isolated. The plants and saplings will have flowers of vibrant colors that will have stimulating effects. Some plants will bear flowers whose hue will be similar to pastels and this foliage is expected to soothe frayed nerves and minds.

Pandan leaves that are extremely popular in Indonesia and Malaysia and throughout Southeast Asia as a gourmet delicacy as well as for wrapping a variety of food items have also been planted extensively. It is expected that the floral and milky fragrance of the leaves will have a positive effect, as far as rejuvenating the mental health of the aged and elderly are concerned. The National University Health System along with NParks had embarked on a study on how horticulture could help the aged in beating the blues and take depression in one’s stride.

The researchers and scientists found that when seniors spend time in green surroundings, the cytokine levels in their bloodstream subsides. Cytokine is a chemical found in human blood that can boost up depression. NParks is looking forward to developing at least ten more such therapeutic gardens inside public parks in the near future.

Adelphi: Psych Medicine Clinic in Singapore

Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic is situated within ‘The Adelphi’ which is a shopping mall that juxtaposes National Art Gallery and St. Andrews’ Cathedral. One can reach the clinic which is within walking distance of the City Hall station (of MRT or mass rapid transit). The private clinic has on its roll highly qualified and experienced psychotherapists and psychiatrists in Singapore who’re competent in furnishing mental healthcare services.

Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic offers professional help/assistance in the following areas:

  • Elderly and aged people facing memory loss, behavioral, and cognitive problems
  • Employed adults who’re overstressed
  • Students putting up with lifestyle problems
  • Dealing with melancholy or grief

Psychiatrists and psychologists in Singapore attached to Adelphi are competent to provide the following kinds of one-to-one psychotherapeutic counseling services:

  • Grief psychotherapy
  • EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing)
  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Clinical hypnosis
  • Art therapy

The clinic also has the infrastructure for conducting a range of psychological tests for autism, ADHD, and academic accomplishments. Arrangements for consultations can be made for elderly people, students, teenagers, adults, and soldiers through a phone call or through online registration.

Written by Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic