Ministry to help parents facing problems raising kids via family centres

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019

PARENTS facing problems in raising their children should seek help without delay, says Hannah Yeoh.

In issuing this advice, the Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister said they

hope to create a single platform through the ministry’s online Family Services Directory for those seeking help for various family and parenting issues.

“So far, the directory provides links to over 200 non-governmental organisations that deal with such issues.

“Please come forward and don’t wait until it is too late,” she said when launching the directory in Parliament yesterday.

The directory will assist parents and young couples in terms of

advice and counselling on marital problems and guidance in raising a family.

Yeoh said there was a lack of awareness among parents and families on how and where to seek help when facing domestic problems.

“We want them to be given proper guidance and counselling sessions when they need it.

“Those seeking further help can go to the ministry’s family service centres in the respective states, which is free of charge,” she said.

Yeoh said some of the NGOs that provide counselling might impose an administrative fee.

She added that there were plans to further develop the directory to allow for online counselling in the near future.

For more information, visit the directory at or

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