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Caregivers' Roadshow on Intellectual Disability (English)

Event Date 21 Apr 2018
Time 9.30am - 1.00pm
Closing Date 20 Apr 2018
Target Audience Caregivers, General Public, Employers/Professionals, Others-Any caregiver or professional who is caring for persons with mental illness
Venue Institute of Mental Health, Lecture Hall
Course Fee (S$) -

Caring for someone with intellectual disability can be challenging for families and friends. Caregivers are concerned about their loved ones, but often find themselves frustrated, helpless or fearful due to their lack of knowledge and skills to manage their loved ones’ symptoms. Research has shown that caregivers are able to better cope with their caregiving role when provided with appropriate support.

The IMH Medical Social Work department will be collaborating with doctors, pharmacists and occupational therapists to conduct a Caregivers' Roadshow on Intellectual Disability as an initiative to reach out to caregivers of persons with intellectual disability, community partners and members of the public. The multi-disciplinary mental healthcare professionals aim to unravel intellectual disability, through explanations of available treatments and therapies, psychiatric medications and their side effects. Information on community resources and practical tips for caregiver coping will also be provided.

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