Caregivers Connect 2019 - 7 September 2019

Caregivers Connect 2019 is focused on the people who matter most to CAL – our Caregivers. As our landmark event of the year, it’s not the typical conference you’d expect. There are no academic theories, research presentations, no exclusive invitation lists, and no guest of honour. Instead, our guests of honour are our Caregivers. By connecting you to fellow caregivers, and bringing resources, services, and information together in one place, we seek to make a difference to you and your loved ones with Mental Health Issues and with Dementia.

We hope that you will leave Caregivers Connect 2019 Informed, Inspired, and Initiated.

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Here’s what you can look forward to: BE INFORMED Hear from CAL’s partners in the social service sector and discover resources and support services for you and your loved ones:

  • Catch our keynote presentation "Caregiving: Challenges & Support Sources” by A/Prof Lee Cheng, IMH Vice Chairman, Medical Board (Clinical), that gives you a comprehensive overview of support and resources that can help you on your caregiving journey

  • Learn about services and initiatives useful for caregivers of persons with mental health issues by our community partners, including AIC, NCSS, IMH, SAMH, SACS, Boys’ Town, Limitless, Campus PSY and Resilience Collective

  • Caregivers or persons-in-recovery can have a livelihood or earn extra income! Explore opportunities for employment or freelancing with start-ups and social enterprises – Hoseki Garden (a caregiver's homegrown business) and Homage

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences can lead to negative effects on mental and physical health and wellbeing. Explore how Trauma Informed Care can turn awareness into action so that children and youths are less likely to enter into negative mental health conditions in their later years

  • Learn more about estate planning and how to manage your finances with Andrew Ang, a caregiver who is an experienced financial advisor

  • Test your knowledge about mental health/wellness and caregiving at our quiz section, with prizes to be won!