What are the silent struggles caregivers face?
Not only are their mental well-being often relegated to the background, stigma associated with mental health struggles within the caregiving community prevent caregivers from addressing these issues, and ultimately unable to give quality care.
How can we foster a supportive environment that encourages caregivers to prioritise their mental well-being? How can the community respond to the needs of caregivers with practical strategies and initiatives that can be implemented to provide much-needed support?
Let's hear from the esteemed speakers on how we can better support caregivers within our community.
- Adj Asst Prof Maleena Suppiah Cavert is the Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Her career as a food scientist, educator, and healthcare professional spans six countries and over three decades. She keeps healthy through educated nutritional choices, dancing, yoga, swimming, tennis, meditation, and cooking for family and friends. In the ‘sleep’ category, she admits that it’s not optimal yet… but she’s working on it!
- Former Straits Times journalist Yohanna Abdullah is a versatile writer of more than 30 years. The programme executive at Club HEAL is an author of five books on mental health published between 2014 to 2020. Yohanna wrote seven television series on Suria and Astro while managing her editorial and design consultancy. She penned an acclaimed play, ‘Naked’ (2015, 2017, 2020) staged by Teater Kami. Most of her best creative works are inspired by her adventures with mania since being diagnosed with Bipolar (Type 1) in 1998. She has been a vocal mental health advocate since 2012.
Date: 25 Jan 2024
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm (GMT +8)
Bangkok/Hanoi/Jakarta: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
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