Caregivers Connect 2019 - Breakout Session 1 Recap


Choose Life

Led by a caregiver, Magdalene, Choose Life was a session about the difficulties faced by those who lost their loved ones to suicide, and steps to advocate for suicide prevention. Those who attended gave feedback that it was a "very good personal sharing" and a "good mix of personal story, factual medical treatments, videos, etc".

Essentials of Will Writing (English)

Conducted by Andrew Ang, a caregiver who is an experienced financial advisor, Essentials of Will Writing taught participants the basics of estate planning. Participants commented that they learnt the "importance of will writing so that disputes don’t happen within the family".

Mental Health & Caregiving Quiz

The Mental Health & Caregiving Quiz was a chance for participants to have some fun competing against each other while testing their knowledge of the mental health sector. The top three exceptional performers took home exciting prizes, but every single participant left better equipped with interesting trivia about mental health.

My Story, Our Journey

A workshop by Resilience Collective, My Story, Our Journey touched participants through heartfelt sharing and a dedicated time to journal their reflections. One participant commented that he enjoying one speaker's sharing of the journey with his wife and family, how they overcame the odds. The session was also described as "engaging" and "empowering".

OCD Network

OCD Network gathered together many caregivers of persons with OCD to share and discuss their experiences. The powerful stories were well received, with participants commenting that the speakers were "very willing to share [their] caregiving experience and it was inspiring".

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