In addition to providing professional help from trained counsellors to those affected by addiction, WE CARE empowers those who are recovering to embark on their own recovery journey. We do this by offering a safe and non-judgemental environment where a recovering person can seek on-going support as they reintegrate into society.
Our Drop-In Centre is a safe and supportive place for those who are recovering to bond with safe, recovering friends. At the centre, a wide range of holistic activities are conducted that allow recovering persons to more easily reintegrate into family and work life.
Many activities were curtailed in 2020 because of the pandemic. We have resumed some activities and will restart more.
Our weekly programme includes:
For recovering people who are ready to re-enter the workforce and re-integrate with society, we introduce basic life skills training to help them improve their employability, such as social and communication skills.
These include lessons on how to handle job interviews, basic financial management, smartphone use, computer skills as well as Business English.
These classes are also open to anyone who want to improve themself.
Recovering people can engage in physical activities in WE CARE's premises. Self-defence Taekwondo and yoga are currently offered. There are plans to revive badminton sessions at the Kampong Ubi Community Centre when it is ready to allow playing. Within the Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub where we are situated, there is a futsal court where soccer sessions can be organised. Other activities that have been conducted include calisthenics and qi gong.
Those who prefer more cerebral activities can play Chess or a round of Scrabble.
And you can always relax with books and DVDs at the library lounge.
WE CARE also conducts regular walks to places such as Thomson Ridge, Chestnut Nature Park, Gardens by the Bay, the Singapore Zoo and other areas of interest. Visits to the National Museum and the National Gallery are also conducted.
As the safe distancing restrictions lift, we will introduce more exercise, sports and recreational activities.
WE CARE has a creative workshop equipped with art and craft materials.
Members of the Drop-In centre can draw or paint and explore various avenues of creative expression, which may help them to regulate their emotions.
They can also participate in interesting crafts such as folding origami cranes or paper cutting.
Coffee brewing and tea appreciation are some enrichment activities offered.
Those who are interested in music can play on their favourite instrument in the library lounge area.
Gardening enthusiasts and nature lovers are encouraged to look after our gardens and actively nurture them.
And if you love to cook or bake, do join us for our baking sessions.
WE CARE is always open to new ideas on how to enrich the lives of those that we treat.
All activities at our Drop-In Centre are free of charge and are open to WE CARE drop-in members.
Contact us at 3165 8017 to sign up for any of our drop-in activities. Alternatively, you can 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