Date Appointed: 1 Jun 2018
Board Membership: 1 Nov 2014
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 counselling from Monash University in Australia, and a Masters degree in the neuroscience and pharmacology of addictions from Kings College, University of London; and is also qualified as a substance and alcohol abuse therapist, and as a certified sex addiction therapist.
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 chairman of Recovery SG, a charity of ex-offending peer support leaders; a member of the Board of the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association; a member of the Executive Committee of the Community Chest; member of the Services Committee of NCSS; and NCSS Services Advisor on mental health.
As Chairman of WE CARE he is dedicated to addiction recovery support through professional, evidenced-based therapy, and through family and community involvement.
In August 2022, Andrew was awarded The Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat). The award is conferred on persons who have "rendered commendable public service in Singapore or for their achievement in the field of arts and letters, sports, the sciences, business, the professions and the labour movement."
WE CARE has a support group called “Family and Friends Support Group”. Facilitated by WE CARE counsellors, this group is meant for caregivers, 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" takes place twice a month. For details, check out the schedule here.
If you are an affected caregiver. 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 email@example.com
Details of the schedule for SMART can be found here
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.
Details of the schedule for Mindfulness can be found here
To register: call 3165 8017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org