Dr. Lim is a psychiatrist with 34 years of experience in psychiatric practice. He is presently the Consultant Psychiatrist at Raffles Hospital. Prior to his current appointment at Raffles Hospital, Dr. Lim was Consultant Psychiatrist at Woodbridge Hospital, and Forensic psychiatrist at Changi Prison Hospital. He started the Alcohol Addiction programme in WH and was Head of its Alcohol Addiction Unit. He also served as Psychiatrist to Prisons and Drug Rehabilitation Centres, as well as a Visiting Consultant for the Community Addiction Programme of IMH.
Dr. Lim has served as President of the Singapore Psychiatric Association and Vice-Chairman of the Psychiatric Chapter of the Academy of Medicine. He is a Council Member of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).
On the academic front, Dr. Lim added greatly to the field of knowledge in alcohol addiction and drug abuse, having presented papers on these areas at medico-legal seminars. He is a Teaching fellow at the NUH Dept of Psychological Medicine. He was an International Fellow on Addiction at the University of Minnesota Addiction Program on a HMDP Fellowship as well as Hazelden Foundation, USA.
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