In addition to providing professional help from trained counsellors to those suffering from addiction, WE CARE empowers those who are recovering to embark on their own recovery journey. We do this by providing a safe and non-judgemental environment where a recovering person can seek on-going support as they reintegrate into society.
Our Drop-In Centre provides a safe and supportive place for those who are recovering to bond with safe, recovering friends. The centre also provides a wide range of holistic activities that allow recovering people to more easily reintegrate into family and work life.
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 people 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 interviews, basic financial management, computer skills 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 are also able to play badminton on Monday and Friday afternoons. We also organise meditation and yoga classes as an opportunity to relax the mind.
WE CARE has a creative workshop equipped with art materials. Those who are dropping in can paint and explore various avenues of creative expression, which may help them to regulate their emotions. Each Wednesday, there is an art workshop where drop-in members can engage in creating art.
All activities at our Drop-In Centre are free of charge and are open for WE CARE drop-in members only.
Contact Jess or Fandi or Patrick at 3165 8017 to sign up for any of our drop-in activities. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org