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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!

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.

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

HAO FM 96.3

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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。