February 2013 Singapore

Venues : Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) & Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
Date : 27th Feb 2013

Sharing by Caregivers and Recovering Patients

Coping with and conquering mental health illness is not easy, but many of our patients have successfully done so, thanks to their determination to recover and to strong support from their family. Caregivers can face immense challenges when caring for loved ones suffering from mental illness. Many of these patients and caregivers have become advocates of mental health and openly share their stories with the intention of destigmatising mental illness and inspiring others.
~ extract from IMH website

Visit to IMH to learn about the evolution of mental health services and the major developments in the mental health landscape in Singapore.

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Visit to SAMH provides the following support services for individuals with psychiatric conditions and their families.

Oasis Day Centre
Oasis Day Centre (ODC) is a day activity centre that provides psycho-social rehabilitation to persons with psychiatric conditions. Its main objective is to assist person with psychiatric conditions to achieve their optimal level of functioning in the community. Trainees are encouraged to come to the centre independently as well as to lunch out at the nearby coffee shops as part of their rehabilitation.

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Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
For the past 12 years since 1990, Tai Pei Buddhist Centre has been propagating Dharma teachings, guiding our Buddhist youth, to interact with care for one another and to share their experiences in learning Buddhism.

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