With the rise of technology, and the use of digital devices such as smartphones, the internet has become closely intertwined with our daily lives. For some individuals, the compulsive use of Internet and Gaming affects their career and relationships. Our programme help them to understand, manage and stop compulsive Internet use, Video and Mobile Gaming.
At WE CARE, we provide accessible and affordable professional help for individuals and families struggling with various forms of addictions. We provide a safe environment for the individual and family to work on their issues and effect long-lasting change.
Does someone you know or do you:
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Help & Treatment
If you find yourself gaming or surfing the net excessively, seeking professional help early can help to reduce the harmful consequences and social & economic costs of problem gambling.
Screening - The aim of the initial session is to identify the presence of excessive gaming and/or problematic internet use problems and any negative consequences. Any other existing mental health conditions are screened for in order to provide a deeper understanding of the client.
Assessment - This is a comprehensive understanding of the severity and depth of the excessive gaming and problematic internet use in the context of the client life's situation. The individual's strengths, weaknesses, problems and needs are accounted in order to collaborate an effective solution. A discussion of potential risks is also integrated into the treatment planning.
Treatment Planning + Counselling - The treatment plan is tailored to the client's needs. Immediate and long-term goals are established. A discussion of WE CARE's holistic services is included in the treatment planning.
The Internet & Gaming Addiction (IGA) Intervention Programme is a structured therapy programme designed for people with internet or/and gaming addictions. Counselling is provided by trained addiction specialists.
Basic programme components:
Depending on needs, some clients may require further sessions after the initial phase of programme.
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If you or someone you know exhibits the symptoms mentioned, no matter how mild or severe, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment with us. Call 3165 8017 or email: email@example.com
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" takes place twice a month. For details, check out the schedule here.
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
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 email@example.com