Andrew da Roza is a qualified addictions psycho-therapist working with Promises Healthcare Pte. Ltd., a leading private mental health services provider in Singapore. He has a Masters degree in counseling from Monash University in Australia and he is also certified in Singapore as a: substance abuse therapist; solution focused therapist; and quit smoking consultant. He is currently enrolled with King’s College, London in a Masters degree in addictions studies.
Andrew is also an English and Hong Kong lawyer, with a BA in law from Kent University and a Masters in law from King’s College. London. He also has an EMBA, jointly from Kellogg, Northwestern University and HKUST.
He worked in private practice for seven years with U.K. law firms Linklaters and Lovells, before he moved in-house with FedEx’s Asia Pacific Division for fourteen years, as the Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs. He was the General Counsel of International SOS for three years before retiring from law to change careers and service the community in Singapore.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Community Chest and a member of the Eurasian Society of Singapore. As a member of these organisations and as a Board member of We Care, Andrew is dedicated to helping people in need through fund raising and participating in social service programmes.
WE CARE has started a new support group called “Family and Friends Support Group”. Facilitated by WE CARE counsellors, this group is meant for spouses, partners, family members or friends affected by an addicted loved one.
"Family & Friends" teaches effective strategies for self-care and how to cope with the recovering addict. The support group focuses on changing the way you interact with the recovering loved one. Using the CRAFT Model and SMART Recovery tools, we will touch on important topics that family members and friends experience, including:
The goals for "Family & Friends" are
"Family & Friends" is scheduled on every Thursday, 7pm to 830pm, at WE CARE. The group has been meeting since August 2018 but you can join in at any time.
If you are an affected family member or friend and you wish to attend "Family & Friends", contact Sida at 6547 5459 or NoorSida@wecare.org.sg to register.
SMART stands for Self-Management & Recovery Training. Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. All facilitators are registered SMART Recovery Facilitators.
SMART Recovery Details
Day: Every Thursday
Timing: 300pm to 430pm
Venue: WE CARE, 11 Jalan Ubi
SMART is an ongoing closed group & is catered for individuals with a history of addictions. Interested participants are required to undergo a clinical intake before attending SMART Recovery.
If interested, please email to email@example.com
Mindfulness For Recovery
Mindfulness for Recovery is an open group to learn and practice mindfulness. Mindfulness helps participants to break away from their own destructive habitual patterns. All facilitators have personal experience practising mindfulness. This group is catered for people with a history of addictions, reactive behaviours and/or mood disorders.
Every Friday, 630pm to 730pm
Venue: WE CARE Community Services
To register: call 6547 5459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org