A B O U T C A L
Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) is a non-profit organisation in Singapore dedicated to meeting the needs of caregivers of persons with mental health issues through education, support networks, crisis support, tailored services and self-care enablement. While there are other organisations providing support to the community affected by mental health issues, only CAL focuses exclusively on supporting caregivers.
CAL was incorporated on 25 October 2011. Our founding members are Singapore Anglican Community Services, Caregivers’ Association of the Mentally Ill and BinjaiTree Limited.
In 2019, CAL won the Charity Governance Award 2019 (medium charities category), awarded by the Charity Council in recognition of it having adopted the highest standards of governance, in line with the Code of Governance for Charities & IPCs. In 2021, CAL was conferred the President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards 2021: Organisation of Good (Non-Profit Organisation) Category. Organised by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), this is the pinnacle award and platform to recognise individuals, organisations and leaders who have achieved excellence in giving.
CAL is an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC).
C2C - PMHI
Mental Health Issue
Mental health conditions & the brain
Medications and their effects
Communicating with a loved one with
a mental health issue
Understanding recovery and resilience
C2C - ED
CAL occasionally holds other training programmes for the benefit of our caregivers. Some of these may focus on specific mental health conditions, such as eating disorder, while others may concentrate on specific aspects of caregiving, such as mindfulness.
Understanding and managing dementia
How to handle challenging behaviour of loved ones with dementia
Difference between dementia and signs of normal aging
C2C - YCG
Holistic view of Mental Health & Caregiving
Problem Solving Framework
Practicing of Empathy
Effective Communication and more
Criteria: For YCGs of persons with PMHI (Age 18-35 years old)