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Support Groups

We understand that being diagnosed with a chronic illness can be stressful for you and your family. To help you manage and understand your condition, our hospital has set up a counselling and support service for several illnesses.

Breast Care Support Group

Thanks to more early recognition and better treatment options, breast cancer survival rates are constantly improving. It is important to us to accompany and support these patients in order to reduce suffering and improve the quality of life during and after their treatment.

The Breast Care Support Group aims to reach out to breast cancer patients who have been newly diagnosed with the condition and are currently undergoing treatment.

We hope that through various sharing by our multidisciplinary team (medical social workers, breast care nurses, physiotherapist, psychologist, dietitian and pharmacist) and support from group members, the journey breast cancer patients go through, can be more positive and enriching.

Time: Every last Saturday of the month from 0930hrs – 1100hrs from March to October 2019

Venue: Tutorial Rooms 1 and 2, Training Centre, Main Building


  • Helpful exercise
  • Healthy diet
  • Medication used in breast cancer treatment
  • Self-care activities
  • Self-awareness
  • Stress management
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Share and learn from one another

Contact Information

To find out more, please call 69366304/97549284 (Sister Thai/Breast Centre) or 68501720 (Ms Aiyu/MSW).

Living Well with Diabetes

This free program was initiated in May 2016 for patients with Type 2 Diabetes. This was started as a nurse led educational session with the allied health professionals' collaboration. We have scheduled five sessions per year for about 2.5 hours on a Saturday morning.

Topics Covered

  • Blood glucose management during festive seasons
  • Diabetes and travel
  • Blood glucose management during the fasting month of Ramadan
  • Managing blood glucose levels during the Haj pilgrimage


Case studies and scenarios will be given to enable patients to recognise different diabetes conditions. Patients will be empowered to manage their sugar levels in their daily life and during special events/celebrations.

Contact Information

For more information, please call the duty Diabetes Nurse Educator at 8869 7216 or Nurse Manager Lakshmy at 8121 1346 during office hours (9am to 5pm).

Parkinson Support Group

Parkinson's disease is a chronic progressive neurodegenerative disorder with motor and non-motor symptoms. Research has shown that support groups helps to provide concrete direction and promote mutual support among persons with Parkinson and family members.

The Parkinson Support Group hopes to reach out to patients and their loved ones to achieve the following objectives.

  1. To promote positive attitude, thinking and enhance coping skills of patients and caregivers.
  2. To facilitate mutual support, peer learning and self-help among patients and caregivers.
  3. Enrich life (physical, social, emotional) through skills learning, continual education and the formulation of new life plans.


Click here to view the list of activities.

Contact information

To find out more, please call 6426 8600 / 6426 8601.

Stroke Self-Management Support Group

The stroke self-management program aims to enhance the quality of life for stroke survivors by helping them build their confidence and ability to take charge of their own health. This is achieved through three ways:


Participants will learn about stroke, its symptoms, impact on both mind and body, and how to identify its risk factors.


Participants are equipped with tools and practical advice on how to monitor their own physical health and manage their emotions. This includes blood pressure monitoring, coping skills, information on alternative therapies, community resources and nutrition.


Armed with new knowledge and skills facilitated through group discussions and sharing, participants are empowered when they are able to take active steps to manage their own health. This helps them to gain a better understanding of stroke, and build their self-confidence in managing it, thus leading to a better quality of life.


Click here to view the list of activities.

Contact Information

To find out more, please call Adrian Tan: 6850 2897 / Lee Yung Hsiang: 6426 8619.