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Caregiver Support Group

caregiver support group.bmpAs part of its efforts to reach out to caregivers, the Caregiving Welfare Association (CWA) offers a support group to help members gain mutual support from one another and also to share experiences about

personal struggles and how they overcome them.

Unaware of where to seek assistance from, many caregivers end up bearing the heavy burden of looking after their loved ones themselves and suffering in silence. This affects them emotionally, physically and
mentally – resulting in caregiver burnout at the end of the day.

Through the support group, allied professionals provide support group sessions (for eg.: art as a form of therapy) to help caregivers meet daily challenges, as well as emotional and psychological needs. In addition, counsellors and guest speakers/trainers conduct caregiver-related workshops, such as stress management and relaxation therapy.

CWA runs a Caregiver Support Group for caregivers to connect with one another. It is held once a month on a Saturday morning, from 9.30am to 11.30am at CWA HQ located at Blk 3, Ghim Moh Road. 

The Caregiver Support Group sessions are conducted by an Art Therapist and CWA's Allied Team of professionals.  At each meeting, we organise activities that focus on:

  1. Providing an avenue for caregivers to share information and experiences
  2. Allowing caregivers to feel connected with one another and hear how others have coped with similar difficult situations
  3. Enabling caregivers to express their emotions in a safe haven without the fear of being judged

The Caregiver Support Group welcomes all caregivers to join us. For registration enquiries, please contact us at 6466 7957 or email  You may also give consent for a representative or service provider to make the referral for you.

*Registration Fee: $15 per session (Inclusive of refreshments)

*Means Testing will be used to assess clients who may have financial difficulties. 

For referral of any of the above services, please complete the form and return to us via email or fax.

New Caregiver Support Group Session (Weekday)


New Caregiver Support Group (Weekday)

Catering to the busy schedules of family/spousal caregivers who have to take care of their loved ones during weekends, CWA has started a new support group on weekdays. This support group will be held on a Wednesday of every month, at CWA’s Caregivers’ Sanctuary at 1 Lower Kent Ridge Road, #04-18 One@KentRidge S(119082).

With the purpose of introducing different forms of practice which participants may find therapeutic, CWA aims to reach out to, not only current caregivers, but also former caregivers and the community in general.

Registration fee is at $15 per session (inclusive of light refreshments). Means testing will be used to assess clients who may be facing financial difficulties.

To register, please contact us at 6466 7996/ 6466 7957 or email    

Sessions on Mindfulness Practice

Ms Dawn Sim, a professional Mindfulness practitioner and therapist will be conducting the first five sessions (from April to August 2019) of the support group with Mindfulness practice. She will be assisted by CWA’s Allied Team (social workers and counsellor).

Profile of Ms Dawn Sim

A mindfulness-based psychotherapist and trainer, Dawn holds a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling and is the Founder and Director of The Open Centre. She has completed her training at the Center for Mindfulness - University of Massachusetts, and is a qualified teacher of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme. Dawn is also a champion for mindfulness in education, and is a certified trainer of .b, Paws b and .b Foundations mindfulness curriculum under the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP). Dawn was also a guest speaker at CWA’s Caregivers’ Week 2018. 


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