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Caregivers' Roadshow on Elderly Mental Illness (English)

Event Date 19 Oct 2019
Time 9.30am - 1.00pm
Closing Date 19 Oct 2019
Target Audience Caregivers, General Public, Employers/Professionals, Others-Any caregiver or professional who is caring for persons with elderly mental illness
Venue Institute of Mental Health, Meeting Room 3 and 4
Course Fee (S$) -

Caring for someone with elderly mental illness 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.

Starting in August 2017, the IMH Medical Social Work department have been collaborating with doctors, pharmacists and occupational therapists to conduct monthly Caregiver Roadshows in IMH as an initiative to reach out to caregivers of persons with mental illness, community partners and members of the public. The multi-disciplinary mental healthcare professionals aim to unravel mental illness, 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.

For registration and details, please contact MSW_Caregiver@imh.com.sg or call 6389 2057.

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