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Medical Social Work   

Medical Social Work

Resilience Workshop for Children with Parents who have Mental Illness

The “Resilience Programme” is a two-day learning and fun workshop for children whose parents have a psychiatric illness. Through play and interactional activities, the programme aims to develop resilience in children and to help them understand mental illness as they experience it in their families. Parents and siblings are invited on the second day for family bonding activities. Programme objectives for children are to help them to understand what is mental health, and for them to learn knowledge and skills to manage everyday challenges. For the parents, we aim to enhance their knowledge and skills and their confidence in parenting.

Caregivers Support & Training for Family Caregivers

The MSW department develops guidebooks for caregivers and runs training programmes and support groups for caregivers of persons with schizophrenia and depression. We recognise that caregivers of those afflicted with mental illness can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming. Caregivers may experience stress and burnout in their caregiving journey. This is especially, when caregivers lack knowledge and skills on what they can do as a caregiver.  MSW will teach caregivers about:

  • Schizophrenia and depression (causes, symptoms and treatment options)
  • Coping strategies and community resources on helping their family members throughout the journey of recovery
  • Self-care strategies
  • Mutual experiences

Training and Public Education

We partner our healthcare team to provide educational sessions to our community partners on mental health issues. These sessions can be conducted through seminars, talks or workshops. For example, we provide training on Mental Health Wellness Modules to external agencies.

A member of National Healthcare Group ISO   Comm Chest Award Bronze