Our Campaign Story

ends 30 Jun 2022, 11:59 PM

People's Association, NCSS and CAL will collaborate to form community-based peer support networks for caregivers in 6 PA divisions.

Caregivers of Persons with Mental Health Issues (PMHI)will be invited to attend CAL's Caregiver-to-Caregiver (C2C) & form support networks under the Caregiver-for-Caregiver (C4C) programme.

CAL has reached out to C2C-trained caregivers who are residing in the 6 divisions and many are keen to volunteer with CAL to advocate for mental wellness and support other caregivers who are just like them.

I will lead a group of staff & volunteers to PLAWK (PICK LITTER AS WE WALK) for Mental Wellness at selected locations within the 6 PA divisions. PLAWKING is healthy and good for mental wellbeing and the environment.

Join us to let caregivers know that we understand their situation and that they are not alone. Check out the C4MW campaign website calender

If you can't PLAWK with us, please donate generously.

To support this project, we need to raise approximately $400,000 per annum. Here, our ask is for at least $100,000 please for this sub-campaign. We are hopeful the Toteboard Enhanced Fundraising Scheme will provide a Dollar to Dollar match.

Spread the word among your contacts and help us raise funds to train and support caregivers of PMHI in the communities that they reside in

About Campaign

CAL FOR MENTAL WELLNESS (C4MW) aims to raise funds for Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) to continue supporting caregivers of persons with mental health issues in the community. Tapping on the Tote Board Enhanced Fund-Raising Programme, we aim to raise $500,000, for dollar-to-dollar matching from the Government, capped at $250,000.

Besides raising funds, the campaign aims to boost mental health awareness and literacy among the general public. We also hope to spread awareness about the availability of fully-funded programmes and services for caregivers of people with mental health issues, that are offered by CAL.

We are rallying the community and caregivers to get creative and start their own mini campaigns in support of the cause. Anyone interested to participate can choose any activity and seek donations to complete milestones or commitments. For example, "If I receive $10,000 in donations, I will cycle around the island" or "If I receive $500 I will conduct a zoom baking class for 10 people".

CAL will lead several activities that anyone can participate in. Suggestions for campaigns will be provided on our website (cal4mentalwellness.sg), and social media, and we will feature public-led campaigns throughout the four week period to inspire and motivate others. All campaign creators will be referred to as Mental Wellness Champions (MWCs). This sets the ball rolling for CAL's foray into developing a pool of MWCs within the community.

About The Charity

Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) is a professional non-profit organisation in Singapore dedicated to meeting the needs of caregivers of persons with mental health issues and dementia through education, support networks, crisis support, tailored services and self-care enablement. 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 incorporated on 25 October 2011. Our founding members are Singapore Anglican Community Services, Caregivers' Association of the Mentally Ill and BinjaiTree Limited.

CAL is an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC), which reflects that it is exclusively non-profit in nature. In 2019, CAL won the Charity Governance Award 2019 (medium charities category), awarded by the Charity Council in recognition of it having adopted the highest standards of governance, in line with the Code of Governance for Charities & IPCs.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Education
Families
Health
Social Service