With the rise in ownership of mobile phones and technology, the internet is closely intertwined with our daily lives. For some individuals, the compulsive use of Internet and Gaming affects their
academics, career and/or important relationships. WE CARE has introduced an Internet & Gaming Addiction (IGA) Intervention Programme, which is a structured individual therapy programme designed for people experiencing compulsive internet use or/and gaming. Counselling is provided by trained addiction specialists.
About 150 volunteers and race participants were up and about in the wee hours of Saturday morning to take part in the 3rd edition of the Amazing WE CARE Race. There were many whacky contestants on the field in fascinating costumes that only added to the vibrancy of the day.Read more
Climbing a mountain is hard work. When the going gets tough, we draw inspiration from the summit ahead. Conquering the peak is a reason for celebration. But some of us face the challenge of climbing out of a deep valley, which is tougher. Especially since the valley below is a constant reminder of our past. This led WE CARE to start the First Year Finisher awards in the year 2016. This award is a celebration of the recovery journey and to recognise the hard work of all the members, volunteers, family and friends.Read more
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 the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com