Caregivers Alliance Appeal
by Hossan Leong
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Dec 2015, 12 AM
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Blamed. Insulted. Helpless. This is how Michelle (not her real name) described herself during the first years caring for her daughter suffering from severe depression. Struggling to deal almost daily with her daughter’s mood swings, bad temper and panic attacks, Michelle was hardly coping.
Michelle battled on her own for several years, until she learned about Caregivers Alliance and joined their Caregivers-to-Caregivers Training Programme. After only a few sessions, Michelle used some of the strategies learned to communicate better with her daughter. Michelle was also able to get emotional support from Caregiver Alliance’s caregiver leaders and other caregivers who were on similar journeys as she was. Michelle’s relationship with her daughter improved, and so did her daughter’s condition.
Supported. Appreciated. Stronger. This is how Michelle describes herself today. Thanks to the work of Caregivers Alliance.
Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) is dedicated to meeting the needs of caregivers of persons with mental health issues. While there are other organisations providing support to the community affected by mental health issues, only CAL focuses exclusively on supporting caregivers with professional services. CAL was formed in Oct 2011 by BinjaiTree Limited, Singapore Anglican Community Services and Caregivers' Association of the Mentally Ill. The objectives of CAL are to: 1) Outreach and provide training to caregivers 2) Identify and develop caregiver leaders who can provide peer support 3) Advocate on behalf of caregivers of persons with mental health issues