Published on 07 Feb 2022

Social campaign helps caregivers of youths to care for own mental health

The Business Times, page 15 - https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/social-campaign-helps-caregivers-of-youths-to-care-for-own-mental-health

As part of the social campaign “Prepare to Care”, Cheryl Fong, a mother who has experienced her son’s mental illness relapse, will be speaking at a virtual expert panel on Feb 19. In collaboration with Institute of Mental Health and Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), “Prepare to Care” hopes to encourage more caregivers to better prepare themselves mentally and normalise help-seeking behaviours.

The campaign is spearheaded by 4 students from NTU’s WKWSCI, as part of their final year project. “Prepare to Care” was born out of the realisation that many caregivers of youths continue to suffer in silence, despite increased conversations surrounding mental health in recent years.