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.

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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
点解决短期治疗,情绪集中治疗,结构式家庭治疗和叙事治疗等。苑怡持有WSQ 培训与
评估证书,也是DISC 人类行为认可顾问和Prepare/Enrich 婚姻辅导员。
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。
中文 讲座

Dr Ang Yong Guan will be speaking on “Mindfulness in Caregiving” in a talk organised by Hougang Care Centre (http://www.sacshcc.org.sg/)
Date : 17th Feburary
Venue : Hougang Care Centre, Basement 1, Training Room
Address: 20 Buangkok View, Block 4, Singapore 534194
Time : 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Tel: 6386-3911 , or 6386-9338 to register
Details of Dr Ang’s Talk (English and Chinese)

Dear Members, Readers and Fellow Caregivers,

 

The objective of this study is to obtain the opinions of family caregivers like you on your experiences looking after a loved one who is affected with schizophrenia. The information will help in designing systematic support for family caregivers. Family caregivers are crucial to the well-being and medical care of their loved ones. It is very important to listen directly to family caregivers about your strengths as well as your needs; for example, on what kind of help or assistance you need to provide the caring. If you are a family caregiver and your loved one has schizophrenia, you are invited to participate in the study. No one else can speak about your experience except yourself and your experience as a family caregiver is invaluable in this study.

The study is conducted by Professor Stella R. Quah (Adjunct Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School). If you accept this invitation all you need to do is to have one interview with Prof Quah. She will arrange the interview with you at a time and place of your convenience. The interview may take between 45 to 90 minutes and it is strictly confidential. No names or contact information will be revealed to anyone or be reported in the study. The study will involve approximately 60 family caregivers and it is expected to be completed in one year.

 

As the interview is a conversation about your experiences, there is no financial reward or incentive to participate and no direct benefit to you by participating in this research. However, the knowledge gained from the study will benefit the public in the future. We expect that the findings of the study will help in designing systematic support for family caregivers. Please volunteer your participation by sending an email to CAMI contact@cami.org.sg or through telephone number 6782 9371 if you are agreeable to participate. Thank You!

Dear Member,

NOTICE OF CAMI 5th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2010

Notice is hereby given that CAMI’s 5th annual general meeting will be held on Saturday 11th December 2010 at 3.00 pm at

Simei Care Centre

10 Simei Street 3

Singapore 529897

Agenda for the meeting are as follow:

1) Opening address by Chairman.
2) Secretary Report & Presentation.
3) Confirmation of Minutes of the 4th Annual General Meeting 2009 of the Caregivers’ Association of the Mentally Ill held in Simei Care Centre on 12 September 2009.
4) Treasurer’s Report for the financial year July 2009 – June 2010. Adoption of the Annual Statement of Accounts for the Caregivers’ Association of the Mentally Ill for the financial year ended 30 June 2010.
5) Any other Business(AOB).
6) Meeting shall end at 5.30 PM.

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

Yours faithfully,

CAMI Secretary

You can now donate to CAMI through VISA/MASTER credit cards or eNETS (internet banking) by visiting https://www.sggives.org/cami .  This is a safe and secure online donation portal. Please support CAMI and it’s activities by donating generously. Thank you.