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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January 2013 Thailand

Conference Topic : Lifelong Learning for Active Aging
Venue : Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Date : 17th – 18th January 2013

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Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

October 2012 Singapore

Venue : National Heritage Board (NHB)
Date : 10 Oct 2012
Visitors : Taiwanese Delegates

The National Heritage Board (NHB) was formed on 1 August 1993. Its mission is to foster nationhood, promote identity building, and champion the development of a vibrant cultural and heritage sector in Singapore.
As the custodian of Singapore’s heritage, NHB is responsible for telling the Singapore story, sharing the Singaporean experience and imparting our Singapore spirit. Through the national collection, NHB curates heritage programmes and presents exhibitions to connect the past, present and future generations of Singaporeans through a shared experience.

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U3A-Singapore

U3A-Singapore is a member of the U3A Asia Pacific Alliance. We currently have a small group of 20 members but growing fast, with main objectives to share the model of U3A’s community learning among senior citizens in Singapore, and to reach out to regional U3As in South East Asian Nations. We welcome friends from U3As worldwide to visit us and to share learning of their U3A activities.