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Session 5: Journey Together for An Inclusive Society 第五节:携手同行 共创一个包容的社会

A Caregiver Engagement & Fundraising Initiative by Word Image and Margaret Ong, Author of One Husband Two Men

一项由《一位丈夫 两个男人》的作者王慧琴及出版商Word Image推出的筹款活动

Caregivers play an important role in the recovery journey of their loved ones. Caregivers often act as the voice of their loved one in dealing with medical professionals. How much should they be involved in order to ensure that their loved one receives the best possible treatment? How does effective and productive engagement with the caregiver enable the medical professionals to better diagnose the loved one? Hear from Margaret Ong and psychiatrist Dr Ang Yong Guan as they share their perspectives on caregiver involvement in an engaging bilingual panel discussion.

照顾者在自己亲人的康复过程中扮演着一个重要的角色。与医疗专业人士沟通时,照顾者经常充当亲人的发言者。他们是如何与医生有效沟通 确保自己的亲人能获得最佳治疗?与照顾者有成效的互动接触 又能如何协助医疗人士更正确诊断自己的亲人?欢迎参与我们的双语讨论会, 听从王慧琴女士和精神科顾问洪永元医生分享他们对照顾者角色的观点。 This session is part of Margaret’s efforts to help fellow caregivers of persons with mental health issues, and to raise funds for CAL. Together we hope to empower caregivers to achieve a higher level of well-being and resilience.

这一系列讲座是王慧琴为帮助其他照顾者并为照顾者联盟(CAL) 筹集资金所做的贡献。我们希望共同帮助照顾者实现更高水平的健康幸福和复原力。 Participants are invited to purchase a copy of One Husband Two Men and/or 一位丈夫 两个男人 @ $16.90/copy via Word Image. A portion of sales from books purchased between now and April 2022 will be donated to CAL.

邀请讲座参与者通过 Word Image网址购买《一位丈夫 两个男人》,每本售价16.90新币。从今日至 2022 年 4 月 30 日期间,部分销售收入将捐赠给 CAL。

About the Book | 关于本书

This is a detailed account of how to preserve yourself and your family while helping your loved one recover from mental illness in dignity.


Margaret candidly shares about the journey with her husband whose bizarre behaviour eventually led to the diagnosis of schizophrenia. A true love story of empathy, courage, commitment and perseverance. She now understands her “limit after going through this humbling experience dealing with schizophrenia.”


She writes, “The journey of primary caregiving has helped me to mature spiritually and taught me the core meaning of faith, enduring love, empathy and social responsibility for others. It has opened my eyes to see the plight of those in a similar boat as Leslie’s.”


About the Panellists | 关于讲座嘉宾

Margaret Ong | 王慧琴

Prior to 2013, Margaret Ong was Vice President at Hewlett Packard, Asia Pacific & Japan, located in Singapore. After her husband’s diagnosis, she became a Caregiver Volunteer Trainer with Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) in 2014, co-facilitating the caregivers-to-caregivers (C2C) training programme, and participating in advocacy talks to help reduce the stigma around mental illness.

在 2013 年之前,王慧琴是位于新加坡的惠普亚太及日本区副总裁。在丈夫确诊后,她于 2014 年成为照顾者联盟 (CAL) 的义工导师,共同培训照顾者互助培训课程(C2C),并参与倡导活动以帮助减少对精神疾病的歧视。

Since January 2020, she has been involved with Caring for Life (CFL), a non-profit organisation that seeks to establish a community approach to early identification of suicide ideation and care. She is currently one of their volunteer trainers.

自 2020 年 1 月以来,王慧琴加入了 Caring for Life (CFL),一个旨于建立一种早期识别自杀意念和护理的社区方法的非营利组织。她目前是CFL的志愿者培训师之一。

Dr Ang Yong Guan | 洪永元医生

Dr Ang Yong Guan has been a practicing psychiatrist for more than 30 years. He helps others to know more about themselves, to remove their blind spots, to see the light at the end of the tunnels, to handle their emotional problems, and to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.


About the Publisher | 关于出版商

Word Image is an independent hybrid publisher and publishing agent providing editorial services. They offer readers a carefully curated selection of books at reasonable prices. They aim to bring in books with diverse views of society and community which may not be available in mainstream bookstores.

Word Image 是一家独立的出版商和出版代理,提供编辑服务。他们以合理的价格为读者提供精心挑选的书籍。他们的目标是引进具有不同社会和社区观点,主流书店可能没有的书籍。

A big thank you to Word Image for initiating this virtual book launch and fundraiser for CAL. Do check out their unique selection of titles.

珍重感谢 Word Image 为 CAL 举办了这项在线新书发布及筹款活动。敬请查看他们独特的书籍。

Details | 详情

Topic: Session 5: Journey Together for An Inclusive Society

讲座主题: 第五节:携手同行 共创一个包容的社会

Date: 6 April 2022, Wednesday

日期: 2022年4月6日,星期三

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm, including Q&A session

时间: 傍晚7点至8点30分,包括问答项目

Venue: Online via Zoom 地点: Details will be emailed to all participants by 26 March 2022, Friday


详细信息将在 2022 年 3 月 26 日(星期五)之前通过电子邮件发送给所有报名参与者

Panellists: Ms Margaret Ong | 王慧琴女士

嘉宾: Caregiver to Spouse with Schizophrenia | 照顾患有精神分裂症的丈夫

Author of One Husband Two Men | 《一位丈夫 两个男人》的作者

Dr Ang Yong Guan | 洪永元医生

Consultant Psychiatrist | 精神科顾问

Ang Yong Guan Psychiatry Pte Ltd

Moderator: Ms Nadia Daeng | Nadia Daeng女士

主持: Person-in-Recovery diagnosed with Depression | 忧郁症康复者

Caregiver to Parent with Stroke and Dementia, and Sibling with Intellectual Disability


Mdm Chan Wai Han | 陈慧娴女士

Person-in-Recovery diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder | 躁郁症康复者

Director, Word Image Pte Ltd | 文爱董事,Word Image Pte Ltd

Registration URL: Registration is now closed.

报名链接: 注册现已停止。

The session will be recorded. By participating in the virtual fundraising book launch, you automatically give us consent for you to be recorded with your camera on and name on the screen, or your camera off and name appearing on the recording. If you do not consent to being recorded, please do not register for the session and instead you may watch the recording which will be available one week later on this page.


We welcome everyone to join us for an interactive bilingual panel discussion session with Margaret and Dr Ang.


Past Sessions | 过去的讲座


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