A MSW (Institute of Mental Health)
& Rotary Club of Northam Initiative
 

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Caregivers' Support Group

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Caregivers' Support Group

  Name of caregivers’ programme Caregivers’ Support Group (Stepping Stones Connects)
 
  Aim and description of caregivers’ programme Stepping Stones Connects is a support group for caregivers of patients with psychiatric illness. The group aims to provide support, information and knowledge on psychiatric illness, medication, general management of difficult behaviours and resources available. This empowers the families in understanding their loved one’s illness and providing better care for them.

In addition, the aim is also to strengthen the liaison between the family and the professionals, as well as to refer caregivers to community resources for continual support. During these sessions families are encouraged to share the unique challenges they face and the coping strategies they use in caring for their loved ones.

  Details of caregivers’ programme
(Date, Time, Duration,Venue,
No. of sessions, Topics)
Our caregivers’ support group is conducted in the Rehabilitation ward once every three weeks on Friday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm.

*Topics include:
            Understanding mental illness
            Getting to know your medication
            Enhancing Family communication & problem solving
            Burnout & relaxation
            Connecting to resources
            Job training & opportunities
    
*Topics and sessions subject to change
 
  Trainer/Facilitator The caregivers’ support group is facilitated by the multi-disclipinary team comprises of doctors, medical social workers, psychologist, pharmacist, case manager and staff nurse.
 
  Who to contact If interested, please call MSW department at Tel : 6389 2059 or admin_msw@imh.com.sg for further enquiries.
 
  Feedback from participants "The Family Support Group has helped me to better understand the condition of mental illness. Meeting other families and knowing they face problems similar to mine gives me the willpower to go on. I gained more skills and knowledge to deal with my loved one’s symptoms. I also feel more prepared to handle crisis situations, and have shared this useful information with my family." 

"The group sharing and discussions helped me to know that I'm not bearing the ‘burden’ alone."