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Caregiver Training Programmes

*Note: Dear caregivers, we are experiencing an increase in demand, as more caregivers are signing up to participate in our classes. Please bear with us as we do our best to increase the number and frequency of classes in our training schedule to accommodate more participants. 

Caregivers-to-Caregivers Training Programme (C2C)
PMHI

The C2C PMHI Programme is CAL's signature training programme. It is a fully-funded 12-week course for caregivers of Persons with Mental Health Issues (PMHIs), and is held at locations all over Singapore.

Topics include:

  • Mental health conditions & the brain

  • Medications and their effects

  • Communicating with a loved one with
    a mental health issue

  • Understanding recovery and resilience

Trauma Informed Care
Awareness Talk (1 hour)

This introductory talk explores what a shared understanding of trauma entails, its prevalence in Singapore, and how trauma can be caused by an event like the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants also learn how to identify trauma in children and youth caused by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

CAL has launched a 8-session Programme for Young Caregivers (YCG) of Persons with Mental Health Issues (PMHIs). (Age criteria: 15 to 35 years old)

 Topics include:

  • Holistic View of Mental Health & Caregiving

  • Problem Solving Framework 

  • Practice of Empathy

  • Effective Communication and more

(PMHI) Caregivers-to-Caregivers Education Programme for
Young Caregivers

Trauma Informed Care
Workshop for Parents and Caregivers (4 hours)

This workshop helps parents and caregivers how to integrate trauma informed care into their interactions with children and youths, as we help you understand: 
1.    What trauma entails
2.    Trauma informed approaches
3.    Implementation of trauma informed care
4.    Healing and recovery

Caregivers-to-Caregivers Training Programme (C2C)
Dementia

The C2C Dementia Programme is for caregivers of persons with dementia. This fully-funded course runs over 8 weeks, and will teach you how to better care for your loved one with dementia.

Topics include:

  • Understanding and managing dementia

  • How to handle challenging behaviour of loved ones with dementia

  • Difference between dementia and signs of normal aging

Other

Training Programmes

CAL occasionally holds other training programmes for the benefit of our caregivers. Some of these may focus on specific mental health conditions, such as eating disorder, while others may concentrate on specific aspects of caregiving, such as mindfulness.

As course length and schedule may differ from our C2C classes, please check the details carefully before signing up.​ For caregivers who have just connected with us, we encourage you to join our mainstay C2C programme.