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A talk organised by CAMI in relation to the Law Society’s Pro Bono Services Office and the Mental Capacity Act was held on 21 September 2013 at Simei Care Centre Auditorium.

Ms Shahrany Hassan, Director of Development, at the Pro Bono Services Office gave an overview of the various free legal services that are available to members of the public who are in need. Their services range from the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme to Legal Advice conducted at various locations. Access to their service is by prior appointment and they can be contacted at 6536-0650 http://probono.lawsociety.org.sg/

Mr Edmund Kronenburg, Managing Partner at BraddellBrothers, an eminent local law practice founded in 1883, took participants through the extensive Mental Capacity Act through a caregiver’s perspective which cut through much of the legalese in the Act. Mr Kronenburg can be contacted at 6499-9490 http://www.braddellbrothers.com

CAMI would like to thank both the Law Society’s Pro Bono Services Office and BradellBrothers for their time and excellent presentations which were very helpful for caregivers.

Their presentation slides are available to CAMI members, kindly drop an email to contact@cami.org.sg with your name and contact number.

Here are some pictures from the talk:

Talk on Mental Capacity Act

Mr Kronenburg with CAMI Exco Members

Mr Edmund Kronenburg

Ms Shahrany Hassan of Pro Bono Services Office

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A free talk on services and support programmes available to caregivers of persons with mental illness will be held on 2nd March 2013, Saturday, from 2pm to 4.30pm at Bukit Batok East Community Club.

To register for the talk, please call 6753 6578 or email general@cal.org.sg by 18 February 2013

Organised by Caregivers Alliance, Bukit Batok East and Agency for Integrated Care in partnership with Singapore Anglican Community Services and Action Group for Mental Illness.

Services and Support for Caregivers

Dear members,

Notice of CAMI Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2012

Date: Sat 22nd Dec 2012

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: Simei Care Centre

AGENDA

1) Welcome by Chairperson
2) Confirmation of minutes – AGM 2011
3) Annual Report – Slide Presentation
4) Adoption of Audited Financial Statement of Accounts
5) Any other Business
6) Presentation of Long Service Award

Light refreshment will be served

We look forward to seeing all at the AGM.

Best Regards,
Secretary
HS Ching

Dr Ang Yong Guan (Consultant Psychiatrist, Paragon Medical), will be giving a talk on the above on Saturday, 3 November 2012, 3.30pm to 5.30pm at MND Auditorium, 5 Maxwell Road, MND Building Annex A, S069110 (near Tanjong Pagar MRT, above Amoy Food Centre)

The talk is free and organised by Caregivers Alliance and Hougang Care Centre, and supported by AIC.

Please contact Shirley at 6753 6578 for registration.

Refreshments will be provided after the talk.

Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), in collaboration with Hougang Care Centre, will be organising a talk for caregivers by Dr Ang Yong Guan titled ““Medication Update: Impact on Positive and Negative Symptoms including Anosognosia”.  Anosognosia  is a condition in which a person who suffers disability seems unaware of the existence of his or her disability. It is conducted in both English and Mandarin.

Date: 31st  March 2012 (Saturday), 4pm – 6pm.
Location:  Hougang Care Centre, 20 Buangkok View, Block 4 of IMH, s(534194), Basement 1 Training Room.

Registration will start at 3.30pm.

Dinner will be provided after the talk.

Admission is free.

Please contact Joy Wee or Alexander at 6386 9338 to reserve your seat before 23 March 2012.

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Insel, M.D., Director of National Institute of Mental Health (USA)

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/directors-biography.shtml

Date: 12 October 2011 Time: 7pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Health Promotion Board Auditorium, HPB Level 7, 3 Second Hospital Ave, S168937

To register for this free talk, email victorgunawan@sacshcc.org.sg before 7 Oct11. Light dinner will be served.

Organised by: Jointly organised by Singapore Anglican Community Services (SACS) and Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)

Dr. Insel will speak on life expectancy of the mentally ill, the biology of mental illness and new opportunities for treatment of mental illnesses.

To all CAMI members:

CAMI’s 6th Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held on Saturday 24 Sep 2011 at 3.00 pm, Simei Care Centre Auditorium.

Agenda for the meeting are as follow:

1) Opening address by Chairman.
2) Secretary Report & Presentation.
3) Confirmation of Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2010 of the Caregivers’ Association of the Mentally Ill held in Simei Care Centre on 11 December 2010.
4) Treasurer Report for the financial year July 2010 – June 2011. Adoption of the Annual Statement of Accounts for the Caregivers’ Association of the Mentally Ill for the financial year ended 30 June 2011.
5) Any other Business (AOB).
6) Nomination & Election for Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer
Auditors and Committee Members.
7) Meeting is scheduled to end at 5.30pm.

Please confirm your attendance at telephone number 67829371 or email: To contact@cami.org.sg.
Refreshment will be provided at 2 pm.

Yours faithfully,

CAMI Secretary

You are invited to a free talk by Dr Ang Yong Guan (Consultant Psychiatrist, Paragon Medical) on Medication Adherence for Persons with Mental Illness, and Dr Sally Thio (Senior Director, Hougang Care Centre) on “Sharing on Journey of Recovery”.

Date: Saturday, 17 Sep 2011
Time: 4pm-6pm , registration starts at 3.30pm. Buffet dinner will be provided at the end of the talk.
Location:  Hougang Care Centre, 20 Buangkok View, Block 4, IMH, Singapore 534194, Basement 1 , Training Room.

Please call Mr. Loi at 9735 2464 to register.

Medication Adherence and Sharing on Journey of Recovery

Dear members and fellow caregivers,
We are conducting a survey of what type of training and support is required by caregivers to persons with mental illness. Attached is a survey form which would take about 10 minutes to complete. Please send your completed form back to contact@cami.org.sg or via post at CAMI, c/o 84 Riverina Crescent Singapore 518313. If you have any questions regarding this survey, you may call 67829371. The survey will close by 31 July 2011, and we look forward to your active participation. Do help us help you in your work as a caregiver.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Michael Pang
Chairman
CAMI

caregivers survey.doc

中文 免费 讲座    Mental Health Talk in Chinese      “Managing Stress and Overcoming Depression”
主办机构: 四美关怀中心   http://www.sacsscc.org.sg

日期: 21 / 05 / 2011
时间: 下午1 点至3 点
地点: 四美 关怀中心 , 二楼礼堂
联络人: Rachel Chong 电话号码: 6781 8113 ext 1408
– 压力及忧郁症
– 探讨压力的迹象和影响
– 忧郁症的症状
– 忧郁的原因
– 怎样地应对和个人护理

主讲者:      张苑怡 Michelle Cheong   简介
苑怡现任职于四美关怀中心,是中心的个案经理。苑怡于2005 至2010 年在社会团
体作辅导及社工的服务,当中在男女中途之家协助并辅导前吸毒者,引导他们归向康复之
路。苑怡也是生活技能培训师和讲员,,监狱和社区团体举办过讲座和培训班。
苑怡持有文学士文凭和专业辅导文凭。她经过几个心理治疗课程的专业培训, 如焦
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苑怡已婚,先生王忠在教会全职服侍。她有两个女儿,佳宁17 和佳音15 岁。
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