Mental Health Resources
The following resources are Philippines based.
Emergency Services (911)
The 911 emergency hotline number can redirect you to the appropriate emergency service.
Manila Lifeline Centre (MLC)
(02) 8969191 or 0917-854-9191
Natasha Goulborn Foundation (NGF)
Crisis Line Philippines
63 917 800 1123
63 2 893 7603
63 922 893 8944
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Services: Free Psycho-emotional Support
- Messenger: http://m.me/ugat.sandaline.35
- Skype: contactUGATSandaLine@gmail.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UGATSandaLinePage
Book an appointment: Open daily from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. First come first served.
Living Free Foundation
Philippine General Hospital
PGH provides free psychiatric consultation and counseling services through personal check-ups. Long queues are expected since this is a public hospital, but consultations are available for 24 hours.
Cost: Free consultation
Address: 2/F Ward 7, 1730 Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila
Ateneo Bulatao Center
The Ateneo Bulatao Center offers counseling therapy, assessment, and training workshops for children, adolescents and adults. Due to a high number of clients, they have temporarily closed their sign-up form for their BPS. You may, however, visit their Facebook page for more updates. They also post mental health tips and reminders that may help you during times of crisis.
As for their regular paid psychotherapy session, you may fill up this form. These sessions are conducted by licensed psychologists and therapists to help you address mental health concerns.
Contact: 426-5982, 426-6001 local 5268
Cost: Brief Psychological Service (BPS), free; psychotherapy, initial fee costs P2,500 while the succeeding therapy costs P2,000 per session.
Address: Ateneo de Manila University, Bellarmine Hall, Father Masterson Drive, Katipunan Ave, Quezon City, 1108 Metro Manila
Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center (ARMMC)
Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center’s acute psychiatric unit offers free basic psychiatric consultation and psychological testing.
UST Graduate School’s Psychotrauma Clinic
This clinic offers free psychological services including assessment, evaluation, counseling, group or individual therapy of the patient. The clinic is open from Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: 4061611 local 4012
Cost: Free evaluation
Address: España Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila
UP-Diliman Psychosocial Services (UPD PsycServ)
The University of the Philippines Diliman Psychosocial Services provides free counseling and psychotherapy sessions. They are currently offering free telepsychotherapy services to COVID frontliners, COVID-positive individuals, relatives of the frontliners, and anyone who is deeply affected and disturbed by the pandemic.
In need of daily tips on how to manage yourself and others throughout this pandemic? UPD PsycServ also offers a variety of infographics that may help you overcome your problems. Visit their Facebook page.
Contact: You can send them a text or Viber message through 09063743466 or 09167573157
Website: www.facebook.com/updpsycserv or https://bit.ly/PsycServRC
Address: 209B Lagmay Hall, Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
GrayMatters Psychological and Consultancy, Inc. Philippines
GrayMatters provides mental health care services in the Philippines. They have various resources such as e-learning, digital assessment, and online counseling and consultation. They also provide online private consultations for therapy with licensed therapists. They also give tips on how to cope with stressful times, dealing with anxiety, self-care and many more. Visit their Facebook page.
Contact: 8938 0726, 0917 709 6961
Alabang branch: Penthouse A, South Gate Building, Finance Drive, Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang Muntinlupa City 1780
Makati branch: Unit 408, Plaza I, La Fuerza, Chino Roces, Makati City
Mental Health First Responders (MHFR)
Mental Health First Responders provides emotional and peer support only through online private sessions. The volunteers and mental health professionals will meet you via a phone call (online, phone, or text) to help you reduce your fears and anxiety during the pandemic. If you are interested, you may visit this form to sign up.
Peer support services are free. If the volunteer deems you need a licensed counselor, psychologist, or a master-level clinical intern, their fees will be adjusted depending on your financial capacity. The fees may range from P500 to P2,000.
Contact: 0995 356 5332
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In Touch Community Services Crisis Lines
Contact at (02) 8893-7603 (landline)
0917-800-1123 (Globe subscribers)
0922-893-8944 (Sun subscribers)
Centro Bisaya – Emotional crisis intervention hotline.
Smart/Sun: 0939-9375433 / 0939-9365433
Philippine Mental Health Association, Inc.
[call and chat] [Call between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays to Fridays]
(02) 8921-4958 / (02) 8921-4959
One can send inquiries outside those times using email@example.com or through text: 09175652036. Chat is available 8am-5pm, Monday to Saturday.
National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) Crisis Hotlines
The National Center for Mental Health offers free basic counseling, psychological first aid, and suicide prevention. The NCMH has also opened their “E-konsultasyon” program wherein you can have free online psychiatric sessions.
1553 (nationwide and toll-free landline)
Cost: Consultation fee is P400.
Address: Nueve de Pebrero St., Mauway, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila