Date Appointed: 11 Oct 2007
Board Membership: 6 June 2009
Frances Cheang is a retired Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales and Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. She was formerly a partner of an international public accounting firm and retired from public accounting practice in 2006.
Frances has been on the Board of WE CARE Community Services Limited since 2007 and is the current Chairperson.
Frances had been very active volunteering in the social service sector since mid-1980s with the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). She first took a Board appointment with NCSS in 1992 and in ensuing years had been sitting in its various committees and held appointments as Treasurer, Hon Secretary and Vice President in some of those years. She retired from NCSS Board in 2014.
She was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1998 and was appointed to the Board of Visiting Justices & Board of Inspection from 1999 and is currently still serving on these Boards. Frances is also currently serving on the Panel of Advisers to the Youth Court, Practising Management Consultant Certification Board, Board of Visitors to SAF Detention Barracks, the Audit Committee of Mt Alvernia Hospital, and the School Management Committee of Canossian School
Frances sees her involvement in the social service sector and the community as a means now of contributing back to society after the many good years of professional life which she had enjoyed in the past.
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, Wisdom Room.
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 3165 8017 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 is an ongoing closed group and caters to individuals with a history of addiction. Interested participants are required to undergo a clinical intake before attending SMART Recovery.
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
When : Every Thursday 3.00pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Serenity Room at WE CARE
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.
When : Friday, 630pm to 730pm
Venue: Courage Room at WE CARE Community Services
To register: call 3165 8017 or email email@example.com