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CAL in the Media

The collection below lists instances in which CAL was featured by the media: in newspapers, on television and on radio. Also included are other mentions, such as in publications and speeches. Know something that's not included? Notify us about it through our website's enquiries form!

28 November 2022

More caregivers of people with dementia sign up for training

The Straits Times

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CAL's fully-funded Caregivers-to-Caregivers Training Programme Dementia (C2C-Dem) was highlighted as a resource that caregivers for persons with dementia can turn to. From its launch in 2019, the signups have increased more than threefold – 178 to 636 last year. According to Head of Communications Tricia Lee, with increased awareness of dementia and the demands of caregiving, more caregivers are coming forward to seek training and mental health support.


Imran Nizamullah Wee, a caregiver for his mother with moderate dementia, shared his caregiving challenges and his experience attending C2C-Dementia. He stated that besides understanding his mother’s behaviour better, connecting with other caregivers provided him with relief: “The empathy for each other is beautiful.” Inspired by the support he has received, he is now considering to sign up as a volunteer trainer with CAL.

14 November 2022

CNA 938 – “Money Mind with Andrea Leong and Stanley Heng”

CNA 938

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Tricia, Head of Communications at Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), and Denise, a caregiver to her friend with eating disorder, appeared on “Money Mind” radio show on CNA938.


Both shared important statistics regarding mental health and caregiving, as well as the message of CAL’s ongoing “Uncovering & Empowering Hidden Heroes” Campaign – caregivers understanding and identifying with their role, the particular challenges when it comes to mental health caregiving. Denise also spoke of her experience caring for her friend and how attending Caregivers-to-Caregivers (C2C) helped to enhance her support. 

7 November 2022

女生幻听几崩溃 获母照料终康复
(Lady recovers from hallucinations with mother’s care)

Shin Min Daily News

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为欢庆 10 周年,iFly Singapore 邀请 100 名来自照顾者联盟 (Caregivers Alliance Limited, 简称 CAL) 的照顾者与员工体验室内跳伞。受访的有一对母女 —— 女儿刘维拉丽曾患有精神分裂症,而母亲陈彩云是她的照顾者。维拉丽在患病五年后康复,二人对照顾者联盟所给予的知识和援助表达感谢。如今,她们从 CAL义工培训员转为全职课程经理,持续为精神健康问题照顾者积极倡议。

As part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, iFly Singapore invited 100 caregivers and staff from Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) to experience indoor skydiving. Among those interviewed are Cindy and Valerie, a mother-daughter pair who are caregiver and person-in-recovery respectively. Valerie recovered from schizophrenia after five years, and both thanked CAL for providing them with the knowledge and support they needed. Once volunteer trainers, they are now CAL’s programme managers, and continue advocating strongly for mental health caregivers. 

8 October 2022

Elderly self-harm a growing concern; SOS sees slight increase in crisis calls over past year

CNA

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Seniors may turn to self-harm due to stress from serious physical health issues, financial difficulties and coping with loss. Their mental burden may increase from social isolation and family tension across the pandemic. However, adding on to the issue, the stigma of mental illnesses such as psychosis and dementia prevents them from stepping forth readily to seek help.

 
Tricia Lee, Head of Communications at Caregivers Alliance Limited, also shared her personal story of her grandmother with CNA. 

21 September 2022

Living Inside With Dementia: How a loving son created a dementia-friendly home for his dad

The Straits Times

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Daniel Lim is a caregiver who attended Caregivers Alliance Limited’s Caregivers-to-Caregivers (C2C) Dementia Training Programme after his father was diagnosed in 2009. The programme gave him a support community that was going through similar struggles. 


Thereafter, Daniel began his own organisation, Enable Asia, with a friend. Enable Asia has been organising the Enabling Festival to raise awareness about dementia since 2018, featuring talks, workshops and experiences to increase understanding of dementia and help caregivers develop bonding techniques with their loved ones.

10 September 2022

看护者受邀大树脚下庆中秋
(Caregivers celebrate Mid-Autumn at “Under the Big Tree”)

Lianhe Zaobao

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时隔两年,新加坡华族舞蹈剧场在2022 年9月9日举办一年一度的户外舞蹈嘉年华 《大树脚》。主办当局新加坡福建会馆与照顾者联盟 (Caregivers Alliance Limited)合作,邀请照顾者们到场一同庆中秋。这是为响应总统挑战2023 的主题 “关怀看护者”。


福建会馆会长蔡其生表示,照顾者长期劳心劳力照顾亲人,很少有休闲放松的时间。他希望通过这次的活动鼓励大众多关心身边的照顾者,积极提供支援。

The Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre held its annual outdoor dance carnival “大树脚 (Under the Big Tree)” on 9 September 2022, after a 2-year hiatus. Organiser Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (SHHK) partnered with Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) to invite caregivers for a Mid-Autumn celebration. This was in response to the theme of President’s Challenge 2023, “Caring for Caregivers”. 


Thomas Chua, President of the SHHK, reflected that caregivers put in a lot of time and effort in caring for their loved ones with hardly any respite. He hopes the carnival will serve as a platform to inspire more care for the caregivers around them, and encourage them to step in to help where needed.

9 September 2022

本地香氛品牌邀看护者选香氛
(New scents by local fragrance brand crafted with caregivers)

Lianhe Zaobao

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本地香氛品牌 Scent by SIX 与照顾者联盟 (Caregivers Alliance Limited,简称 CAL)合作,携手推出三款新香氛。品牌表示,香氛所蕴含的成分都有各自的功效。“Care to Relax” 提供舒压缓解, “Care to Focus” 有助集中精神,而 “Care To Sleep Better 能改善睡眠。

照顾者联盟的义工和员工们透过香氛工作坊参与这一组香氛的研发。部分销售收入将会捐赠给照顾者联盟持续照顾者们的培训。

In collaboration with Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), local artisanal fragrance brand Scent by SIX has launched a new trio of scents. According to the brand, the notes in each scent have different benefits. “Care to Relax” provides relaxation and relief, “Care to Focus” motivates concentration while “Care to Sleep Better” improves sleep quality.


The range was developed through a series of workshops with CAL volunteers and staff. A portion of sales will be donated to fund CAL’s caregiver training programmes. 

3 September 2022

Money 89.3FM – “Glenn van Zutphen on Saturday Mornings with Neil Humphreys”: Let’s Take A Walk 2022 Event Highlights Interview

Money 89.3 FM

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Veena, Outreach & Programme Manager (Children & Youth) at Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), appeared on Money 89.3FM’s Saturday Mornings show with Diana, co-chair of Let’s Take A Walk (LTAW) 2022 organising committee. The segment rounded up the happenings of LTAW 2022, which saw about 1,100 participants in total. 


Diana shared some stories from the walk, including a 63-year-old participant who did the 100KM route and rallied 27 of her friends to give generously. Veena expressed that CAL is grateful for all the contributions, whether by walking or donations. All proceeds go towards maintaining CAL’s efforts in empowering mental health caregivers.

27 August 2022

千人义走为心里病患看护者筹款
(More than 1,000 people walked to raise funds for caregivers of mental health patients)

Lianhe Zaobao

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今年的 “一起去走走” (Let’s Take A Walk)吸引超过1,000名参与者积极挑战,与贵为受益机构的照顾者联盟 (Caregivers Alliance Limited,简称 CAL)并肩筹集善款。“一起走走“ 是由义工组织雷励新加坡 (Raleigh Singapore)创办的耐力义走活动,今年因疫情缘故附有实体和线上义走。


照顾者联盟的义工也加入义走行列,其中就有照顾者贝奇 (化名)。上了照顾者互助培训课程 (Caregivers-to-Caregivers Training Programme)后,她感到获益良多,因此决定成为义工回馈机构。她表示,很享受和同伴们一同步行的过程,也感受到彼此之间的相互扶持。


Let’s Take A Walk 2022 attracted more than 1,000 participants to challenge their limits in support of Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), the beneficiary of this year’s event. Organised by volunteering group Raleigh Singapore, Let’s Take A Walk is an endurance walk aimed at raising funds for good causes. Due to the current pandemic, participants for this year can choose to complete the walk physically or virtually.

CAL’s volunteers participated in the effort as well. Becky (pseudonym) was a recipient of CAL’s Caregivers-to-Caregivers Training Programme. She decided to sign up as a volunteer to pay it forward after noting how the programme benefitted her caregiving journey greatly. Reflecting on the walk, she said that she enjoyed being with her fellow volunteers and everyone was there for each other.  

27 August 2022

More than 1,000 people walk up to 100km to raise funds for caregivers of mental health patients

The Straits Times

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CAL was chosen as the beneficiary of Let’s Take A Walk 2022. More than 1,000 participants covered distances up to 100KM across Singapore to champion CAL’s mission for mental health caregivers. A total of $145,000 is targeted to be raised to continue providing caregivers with training and support resources.
 

LTAW 2022 co-chairman Pinky Leong stated that observing the caregivers around her inspired her to lead this year’s event committee. "We hope to raise awareness on the importance of mental well-being and to show all caregivers that there are people in society who care."

10 August 2022

Commentary: How many of those with mental health conditions were caregivers themselves?

CNA

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In a commentary by Anthea Ong, the former NMP and mental health advocate writes that empathy is also needed for the caregivers of persons with mental health issues (PMHI) as much as their care recipients. Not only are family caregivers taking care of the day-to-day needs of their loved one, they are also providing emotional support, which is difficult to outsource. The mental, emotional and physical toll can prove to be very challenging for them. 


WIN Caregivers Network, the first support network for caregivers of PMHI, was launched in April this year to connect caregivers and embrace their experiences, as well as provide them with knowledge on managing mental health conditions. The network is a joint effort by The People's Association Women's Integration Network Council and Women's Executive Committees (WEC), Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) and National Council of Social Services (NCSS).

8 August 2022

CNA 938 – “The XX Files”: President’s Challenge 2023 focus on caregivers

CNA 938

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Karen, Head of Engagement and Empowerment at Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), appeared on “The XX Files” radio show on CNA938.


She shared on her caregiving experience to her son, who was diagnosed with autism (Asperger’s syndrome) and depression at 18, and the progress that he has made since. Also highlighted is the focus on caregivers for the President’s Challenge 2023. 

4 August 2022

调查:受访看护者 少过三成寻求支援服务
(Study shows less than 30% of caregivers do not seek for support services)

Lianhe Zaobao

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根据国家福利理事会 (National Council of Social Services,简称 NCSS)公布的2018 年看护者生活质量调查报告,4513 名受访照顾者中, 71% 没有使用看护服务,只有 29% 的照顾者曾经或目前正在使用各种看护服务。


为了能更好支援照顾者,国家福利理事会连同蒙福关爱 (Montfort Care)于 2019 年执行关护者社区计划。此计划探讨如何改善照顾者福祉和加强他们的护理能力。参与计划的社区伙伴和机构有照顾者联盟 (Caregivers Alliance Limited,简称 CAL)、人民协会 (People’s Association)、新协立(SG Enable)。


According to the “2018 Quality of Life (QOL) of Caregivers Study” done by the National Council of Social Services, out of the 4513 caregivers interviewed, 71% do not use support services; only 29% have used or are using the support services.


In 2019, National Council of Social Services (NCSS) launched a community initiative in collaboration with Montfort Care to better support caregivers. This initiative looks at improving the welfare of caregivers as well as enhancing their knowledge and skills. Other partners participating in the initiative include Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), People’s Association and SG Enable.

30 July 2022

New programme supports parents caring for children with eating disorders as number of cases rises

The Straits Times

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In collaboration with KKH, CAL developed a C2C training programme for parents caring for children diagnosed with eating disorders. This was developed with consultation from physicians, psychologists and specialist nurses from KKH’s eating disorder team. 


There have been three runs of the programme so far, which saw a total of 70 caregivers receive the necessary knowledge and support. Graduates are also encouraged to keep in contact with other participants for long-term support.

27 July 2022

UFM 100.3FM –《早班 GAO GAO》: Let’s Take A Walk 2022 Campaign Launch Interview

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照顾者联盟 (Caregivers Alliance Limited,简称 CAL)西区项目负责人尹丰与Let’s Take A Walk 2022 的筹委会主席之一 Diana 受邀到 UFM 100.3FM 的《早班 GAO GAO》电台节目。
 

Let’s Take A Walk 是由Raleigh Singapore 的义工们举办的长途健走活动,目的是为收益的慈善机构筹款,回馈社会。今年的收益机构被定为照顾者联盟,而活动主题 “Caring To Go The Distance” 反映照顾者们一路走下来所面对的艰辛,呼吁参与者设身处地并给予他们鼓励。照顾者联盟也将召集全体员工和义工团队完成 100公里健走,以实际行动支持照顾者们。

Yin Feng, Cluster Head (West) at Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), appeared with Diana, co-chair of Let’s Take A Walk 2022 organising committee, on the “早班 GAO GAO” radio show on UFM 100.3FM. 


Let’s Take A Walk is an endurance walking event organised by volunteers from Raleigh Singapore. The aim is to raise funds for a charitable organisation as part of their shared conviction to Pay It Forward. CAL is the chosen beneficiary for this year’s event, which has the theme of “Caring To Go The Distance”. This serves both as a reflection of the challenging journeys of mental health caregivers, and a call for participants of the walk to have empathy and encourage them. To show our support, CAL is also organising a 100KM walk among our staff and volunteers.

21 July 2022

哈莉玛总统宣布明年总统挑战主题 着重关注看护者
(President Halimah Yacob announces theme of President's Challenge 2023 as "Caring for Caregivers")

Channel 8

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有研究指,本地照顾者面对巨大的压力和感到疲累。哈莉玛总统在走访照顾者联盟 (Caregivers Alliance Limited, 简称 CAL)时,宣布明年的总统挑战主题定为 “关怀看护者”,让照顾者可以得到更多关注和支持。
 

哈莉玛总统说:“我们忘记我们所爱的人是被看护者照顾,对于看护者的关注不如被照顾的人多,因为被照顾的人有精神健康问题,或其他疾病和残障。所以我认为明年的总统挑战要重新关注,并讨论如何关怀看护者。”

 

Several studies have shown that caregivers in Singapore are under significant fatigue and stress. During her visit to Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), President Halimah Yacob announced that the new theme for the President’s Challenge 2023 would be “Caring for Caregivers”. This would help to bring more focus and support for their caregiving work.


Mdm President commented, “We forget that the loved ones are taken care of by caregivers. But the focus on the caregivers is not as much as the beneficiaries – whether suffering from mental health or other kinds of illnesses or disabilities. So this is the reason why I think it’s important that we refocus, that PC 2023 talks about caring for caregivers.”

21 July 2022

Sokongan bagi penjaga tumpuan Cabaran Presiden 2023
(Support for caregivers is the focus for President's Challenge 2023)

Berita Harian

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Semasa lawatannya ke Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), Presiden Halimah Yacob mengumumkan Cabaran Presiden 2023 akan memberi tumpuan kepada menyediakan sokongan kepada penjaga. Mereka ialah golongan yang penting dalam ekosistem sokongan sosial yang mungkin kurang mendapat bantuan – pengalaman diburukkan lagi akibat pandemik Covid-19. Antara titik fokus Cabaran President 2023 termasuk memperkasa golongan penjaga, membolehkan mereka mendapatkan pekerjaan yang boleh berkekalan serta menyokong keperluan golongan tersebut menerusi skim serta sumber sedia ada.

During her visit to Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), President Halimah Yacob announced that the President’s Challenge 2023 will focus on providing support to caregivers. They are an important group in the social support ecosystem and may be underserved – the experience is worsened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the focal points of PC 2023 include empowering the caregivers, enabling them to find sustainable jobs and supporting the needs of the group through existing schemes and resources.

21 July 2022

President's Challenge 2023: More support to be given to help caregivers manage fatigue and stress

CNA

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During her visit to CAL’s premises, President Halimah Yacob stated that caregiving is an important part of the social support ecosystem, and that more support will be given to caregivers as they are an underserved segment. Hence the focus of the President’s Challenge 2023 would be on boosting support for caregivers, where donations received will be used to run programmes for them.

One of the volunteer trainers at CAL, Nadia, shared her experience attending CAL’s Caregivers-to-Caregivers programme. “It was very enlightening. I was introduced to a community of caregivers who came from different walks of life. It’s a safe space for all of us to be able to come together and talk about our fears and anxieties.”

21 July 2022

“总统挑战” 明年聚焦关怀看护者
(President's Challenge 2023 to focus on caring for caregivers)

Lianhe Zaobao

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哈莉玛总统于7月21日走访照顾者联盟 (Caregivers Alliance Limited,简称 CAL),宣布把 “总统挑战 2023” 的主题定为 “关怀看护者”。总统表示,社会给予照顾者的关注远远不及他们所照顾的亲人,但照顾者身心要健康,能够获得更可及和可负担的支持,才能照顾好亲人。

两名从照顾者联盟受惠的照顾者王玉珠女士和刘姓女士也分享了她们的亲身经历。她们提到参与照顾者联盟的照顾者互助培训课程 (Caregivers-to-Caregivers Training Programme)后,她们不仅更深层了解到对自身和亲人应持有的态度,也在学员们的分享中找到包容与谅解。

On 21st July 2022, President Halimah Yacob visited the premises of Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) and announced the theme of the President’s Challenge 2023 as “Caring for Caregivers”. Mdm President remarked that society tends to place more focus on the beneficiaries than caregivers, but caregivers are only able to fulfil their role when they have robust health, emotional resilience and resources that they can easily tap on and manage.

Two caregivers who have benefitted from CAL’s support, Mdm Wang Yoke Choo and Mdm Liu, also shared their personal experiences during the visit. Both mentioned that after attending CAL’s Caregivers-to-Caregivers Training Programme, not only have they learnt more about the perspectives they ought to take on towards others and themselves, but they also found understanding and inclusivity through the stories of other caregivers.

21 July 2022

President's Challenge 2023 to focus on caregivers

The Straits Times

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On 21st July 2022, President Halimah Yacob visited the premises of Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) and announced the theme of the President’s Challenge 2023 as “Caring for Caregivers”. 

During the visit, Executive Director Tim Lee highlighted the need to create a support network for caregivers and the uniqueness of CAL’s Caregivers-to-Caregivers Training Programmes (C2C) by engaging caregivers as trainers. Nadia, one of the volunteer trainers from CAL, also shared her caregiving experience and how she had gained strength through attending the C2C PMHI 12-week programme. 

15 June 2022

HAO FM 96.3 –《生活加热点》A weekly feature story segment on caregiving

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Evelyn, Cluster Lead of the CAL Central Cluster, appeared on the《生活加热点》 radio show on HAO FM 96.3.


She spoke about caregiving, where caregivers can seek respite, and what members of the public can do to help.

11 June 2022

CNA 938 – Pies4MentalWellness Campaign for Caregivers Alliance Limited

CNA 938

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Mimi Lee, caregiver and advocate for CAL was interviewed about her Pies4MentalWellness Campaign on CNA938 Your Singapore Weekend Radio Show.


She spoke about why she joined C2C and why she wanted to give back to support the important work that CAL does in helping caregivers of persons with mental health issues.

2 May 2022

My child has depression, and I’m thankful for COVID-19: The mental health story for every parent

CNA

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For Prashant Pundrik, Rahayu Ahmad Asi, 'Jasmine', and 'Mira' (not their real names), their caregiving journey got off to a rocky start as their children resisted their attempts to help.


Attending Caregivers Alliance Limited's fully-funded 12-week caregiver training programme gave them much-needed support and solidarity, and equipped them with the skills needed to support their children in the most effective way. 

1 May 2022

Seeking help with burnout enabled caregiver to better care for sister with bipolar disorder

The Straits Times

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13 years after her sister was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Mdm Loh realised she was burnt out from caring for her. 


She attended Caregivers Alliance Limited's fully-funded training programme, and now feels much better equipped to care for her sister. 

10 April 2022

照顾者联盟 一位母亲的心路历程

Shin Min Daily News

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身为单亲妈妈的陈彩云女士多年来驻国外工作。 在宝贝女儿20来岁时患上心理疾病,使她选择放弃事业,回国照顾女儿。陈彩云女士参加了照顾者联盟(CAL)的照顾者互助培训课程(C2C),从中学习呵护女儿的技巧。久而久之,女儿慢慢走上康复之道,母女之间的感情也渐渐地复合。

10 April 2022

New support network for caregivers of people with mental health issues

The Straits Times

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CAL is honoured to be a partner of the “WIN Caregivers Network”, an initiative launched by People’s Association Women’s Integration Network (WIN) Council and Women’s Executive Committees (WECs), with CAL and NCSS.

Caregivers of people with mental health issues in six divisions, including Nee Soon East, Fengshan and Bukit Gombak will soon be able to tap on a new support network that is to be piloted for one year, starting May. This network aims to enable caregivers to connect and share experiences and equip them with knowledge on managing mental health conditions. 

The pilot is part of the White Paper on Singapore’s Women’s Development, which seeks a fairer and more inclusive society with 25 action plans in 5 areas. We are heartened that one of these involves paying more attention to the well-being of the caregivers among us.

5 April 2022

White Paper on Singapore Women’s Development: Low Yen Ling on uplifting, protecting and reflecting interests of women

CNA

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On 5 April 2022, it was announced in parliament that Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) will work with PA, NCSS, and SG Cares Volunteer Centres to form support networks for caregivers of persons with mental health conditions. 

The White Paper on Singapore Women's Development that was passed yesterday covers 5 key areas of recommendation - one of them covers recognition and support for caregivers. 

Volunteers who wish to be part of this effort can attend the Caregivers-to-Caregivers (C2C) Training Programme to have a better understanding of the kind of mental health challenges faced by caregivers. "This will help reinforce ground support for this group of caregivers who are especially vulnerable to burnout," said Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth and Trade and Industry Low Yen Ling.

30 March 2022

CNA 938 - CAL 4 Mental Wellness Campaign Launch Radio Interview

CNA 938

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On 30 March 2022, Tricia Lee, Head of Comms at CAL appeared on the CNA938 Your Singapore Weekend Radio Show hosted by Susan Ng and Justine Moss. Ms Lee shared about the important work that Caregivers Alliance Limited does in supporting caregivers of persons with mental health issues, as well as CAL 4 Mental Wellness, the annual fundraiser campaign launched to raise funds for CAL’s mission.

23 March 2022

One husband, two men: Loving someone with schizophrenia

The Straits Times

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Ms Margaret Ong remembers the last time her husband said he loved her. It was 2018, nine years after Mr Leslie Ng was diagnosed with schizophrenia.

"Taking care of the mentally ill is very challenging and is different from that of the physically ill," says Dr Ang Yong Guan, a consultant psychiatrist that has been treating Mr Ng since 2011. He motivated Ms Ong to share her experiences in a book to help other caregivers in similar situations. 

Now published and on sale on http://wordimagesg.com , 40 per cent of the proceeds (until 30 April) from her book, One Husband Two Men, will go to Caregivers Alliance.

15 March 2022

儿女心理健康出问题 父母分享亲身经历鼓励其他看护

Lianhe Zaobao

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近年,青年面对的心理健康问题备受关注。每个挣扎的孩子背后,都有为他们苦恼的照顾者。照顾者联盟发言人透露,旗下1万6000名照顾面对心理健康问题亲属的人中,占虽大比率的是正在照顾儿女的父母,达34%。很多人对于心理健康课题仍持有偏见,使照顾者感到羞耻和愧疚,不敢公开谈论孩子的情况。

照顾者李婷和冯筱媚各分享她们照顾患有精神健康问题的儿子的亲身经历。她们希望社会能够更加重视照顾者的经历,也鼓励他们多寻找相关知识和扶持。

10 March 2022

Are You a Caregiver for Your Child? – Please Read This (+ True Life Stories)

SingaporeMotherhood

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A group of students from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information launched a campaign called Prepare to Care, in collaboration with the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL).

 

Its objectives include providing more resources for caregivers of youth with mental health conditions and normalise help-seeking. They also want to encourage more caregivers to better prepare themselves mentally for tough times ahead, and practise self-care along the way.

6 March 2022

She put her life on hold to care for mum. Despite loneliness and depression, she isn't giving up

CNA

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At age 36, Nadia Daeng gave up her full-time career at a global public relations and sports marketing agency to become her mother's primary caregiver. 

In this interview, Nadia talks about battling loneliness and caregiver burnout, and how she navigates her caregiving journey with support from her siblings, professional resources, and the community of caregivers at Caregivers Alliance.

18 February 2022

CNA 938 - National Caregivers Day Interview with Yasmin Jonkers

CNA938

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National Caregivers Day falls on the third Friday of February. 

Caregiver and businesswoman, Cheryl Fong, and Outreach Manager at Caregivers Alliance, Veena Nanthakumar appeared on CNA938 The Double X Files Radio Interview. 

Cheryl shares the challenges she faced as a caregiver and what can be done to better support caregivers in the workplace. Veena provides an expert opinion on the prevailing stigma in Singapore as well as how Caregivers Alliance is supporting caregivers like Cheryl.

10 February 2022

A full-time caregiver on how 'survivor's guilt' led to her depression

AsiaOne

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While battling Major depressive disorder (MDD), Nadia Daeng is also a primary caregiver to her 44-year-old sister with borderline personality disorder (BPD) & her 75-year-old mum, who suffered a stroke in 2019.

In this article and video feature, Nadia talks about her experience growing up with mental illness in the family, and how resources like Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) helped her realise that she is not alone.

7 February 2022

Social campaign helps caregivers of youths to care for own mental health

The Business Times

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In collaboration with IMH and Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), "Prepare to Care" hopes to encourage more caregivers to better prepare themselves mentally and normalise help-seeking behaviours.

CAL chief executive officer Tim Lee said many caregivers would sign up for training programmes out of desperation.

"My greatest joy is to hear how they are seeing improvement and changes," he said. "They are encouraged and motivated by other caregivers' sharing and they have found friends within the class who will journey with them."

7 February 2022

65岁以上者居多 失智之友应用每年有逾百寻人启事

Lianhe Zaobao

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互联中心(Agency for Integrated Care) 推出的“失智症之友”应用每年平均有超过100则寻人启事。当失智症患者迷失方向时,他们可能会感到焦虑和不安。遇到似乎迷失和困惑的老人时,公众可以先安抚他们的情绪,并将他们带到全岛超过 350 个“失智症站点”,由那里的员工接收协助老人回家。

韩璧光(50岁)的82岁父亲在两年前被诊断患有轻度失智症。韩璧光的家人为父亲安排到住家附近的日间活动中心参加活动。为了保持父亲的独立性,韩璧光与家人决定让父亲独自来往日间中心。他们也准备了若父亲走失时的应对方案,如在他的手机里安装位置定位,和让他随身携带着印上紧急联系人的卡片。

随着失智症患者对家庭护理人员的需求不断增加,互联中心正与多家机构合作,为女佣提供专门的年长护理课程。最后,失智症患者的家庭成员在护理方面也时额外重要的。照顾者联盟 (Caregivers Alliance Limited) 提供心理教育和情感支持,以帮助照顾者长期维持照顾失智老人。