MINDS Caregivers Support Services was established to build the capability of caregivers to enhance their caregiving role and to provide support for their social-emotional needs. It is hoped that caregivers with adequate and proper support to mitigate the stress and demands of caring for a person with special needs can result in a balanced life and considerable satisfaction in their caring role.

The support to caregivers is provided through the Caregivers Support Services Centre (CSSC) as well as the Caregivers Support Initiatives (CSI) under each of MINDS schools and centres. Together, we support caregivers in the various ways:

- Call & Information Provision

- Social & Emotional Support

- Care Support

- Building Caregivers' Capabilities

- Innovations & Research

- Advocacy

Click here for our brochure to find out more Caregivers Support Services.



Caregivers Communique is a newsletter for caregivers to "Connect, Share & Make a Difference". Get the latest highlights about caregiving, upcoming events organised by Caregivers Support Services as well as information and news affecting caregivers of persons with special needs in this biannual newsletter.

Click here to read the latest issue or approach your child's school/centre for a copy today!


MINDS Intellectual & Developmental Disability Health Forum 2018 – Towards Better Quality Healthcare

When: 29 September 2018, Saturday

Where: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Summit 2, Level 3

Time: 1.30pm – 5.00pm (registration starts 1.00pm)

Learn and share about good healthcare prevention and solutions for persons with intellectual & developmental disabilities with presenters from Australia (Dr Seeta Durvasula) and Singapore (Dr Bhavani Sriram & Dr Giles Tan).

Presentation notes:

Meeting the Health Needs of People with Intellectual Disability
by Dr Seeta Durvasula

Dr Seeta Durvasula is a medical practitioner and Clinical Director of two multidisciplinary health clinics for people with intellectual disability (PWID). She has 30 years of clinical experience in the healthcare of PWIDs, and is a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Disabilities with the Faculty of Medicine & Health, University of Sydney, where she teaches medical, dental and pharmacy students as well as a postgraduate unit about intellectual disability health. Download the slides here.

Challenging Behaviours & Developmental Disabilities
by Dr Giles Tan

Dr Giles Tan is a Neurodevelopmental Psychiatrist and Senior Consultant at the Department of Developmental Psychiatry at the Institute of Mental Health and Visiting Consultant at the Department of Psychological Medicine at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. He holds teaching appointments with the local medical schools and is Associate Programme Director of the National Psychiatry Residency Programme. Download the slides here.

Disability Medicine in Singapore: Current Status & the Future
by Dr Bhavani Sriram

Dr Bhavani Sriram is a pediatrician and neonatologist who has a special interest in the care for children and persons with intellectual disabilities (PWID). She is currently a voluntary doctor at MINDS Developmental Disabilities Medical Clinic to establish comprehensive care for PWIDs. Download the slides here.



For all enquiries on MINDS Caregivers Support Services, please email to us at or call us at 6547 8503. We are located at 11 Jalan Ubi, Block 3, Level 2 Office, Kembangan-Chai Chee Hub, Singapore 409074.

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