The First Session of Carers Support Workshops

Date: 22 April 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square

The "Carers Support Workshops" began on Saturday, 22 April 2017. One of the objectives of the workshops is to provide a platform for carers to establish a mutual help network. To achieve such objective, participants were invited to join the BINGO group game in order to familiarize with each other. Besides, two videos on carers taking care of their family members were played and the participants were later on invited to review their happiness and distress during their caring journey as a carer. Just before the session ceased, participants completed a self-assessment on carers' stress level. The results of this self-assessment would be one of the indicators for us to learn more about the carers' stress level throughout the two years programme. The "Carers Support Workshops" consists of 4 categories which include, "Understanding the Diseases and Emotional Management of Patients with Chronic Diseases", "Exercises and Diet", "Emotion Management & Support of Carers" and "Community Resources and Social Relationship" for carers to learn to keep themselves and their families healthy.

Participants got to know each other through the BINGO group game   Participants were divided into two groups, sharing the experience of looking after family member