Whilst we provide professional help to persons with addictions from trained counsellors, WE CARE empowers recovering persons to embark on their own recovery journey. We empower by providing a safe and non-judgemental place where recovering person can seek on-going support as they re-integrate into society.
Our Drop-In Centre provides a safe and supportive place for the recovering persons to bond with safe recovering friends. The centre also provides a wide range of holistic activities that help recovering persons to re-integrate better into family and work life.
Some of our weekly programme includes:
Music jamming sessions is one of the many enrichment activities planned at our drop-in centre. The aim is to help recovering persons develop alternative ways to de-stress, relax and develop a healthy lifestyle. A band, called The Dreamers, meet up regularly to jam and practice at WE CARE. They also performed at public locations for WE CARE.
For recovering person who are ready to re-enter the workforce and re-integrate with society, we introduce basic life-skills training to help them improve employability, social and communication skills. We provide short, evening classes on how to handle job interview, basic financial management, basic computer as well as conversational English.
Recovering people can engage in physical activities at WE CARE's compound. There is a futsal court where they can play soccer. They also play badminton with a group of recovering folks every Monday and Friday late afternoon. We also organise meditation and yoga classes for them to relax their mind.
WE CARE has a creative workshop equipped with art materials. Drop-in recovering folk can paint and explore various creative expression. Art-making helps to regulate their emotions. Every Wednesday, there is an art workshop where drop-in members can engage in art making.
All activities at our Drop-In Centre are free of charge and is open for WE CARE drop-in members only.
Contact Alex Lim @ Alexlim@wecare.org.sg or 6547 5459 to sign up for any of our drop-in activities.
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