Singapore, 21 February 2019 – CaregiverAsia, an online aggregator of trusted on-demand health and caregiving services, and APACS, an association for mental healthcare professionals, combine their expertise to foster stronger synergies in the area of mental wellness for freelance healthcare professionals.
Caregiver stress is an often overlooked condition for professionals in the caregiving and home care industries, with studies providing figures as high as 7 in 10 healthcare workers having faced verbal or physical abuse in their line of work. Freelance caregivers are especially vulnerable as many practice their trades alone, and have limited access to mental wellness resources and community-based support groups.
The partnership between freelance platform CaregiverAsia, and professional psychotherapy association, APACS, aims to bring, for the first time in Singapore, mental wellness awareness and relief, to Singapore’s freelance caregiving community. APACS will serve as a mental wellness anchor for CaregiverAsia’s community of 8,000 freelance caregivers through a series of talks, therapy sessions and group sharing sessions throughout the year. CaregiverAsia will also in turn, be a source of respite care, for APACS members.
Said Ms. Yeo Wan Ling, CEO of CaregiverAsia, “Our caregivers are the beating heart of our business. Caring for their well being has always been a priority and this partnership with APACS is a monumental step in helping them cope in a potentially stressful industry. We have been building up multiple safety nets for freelance caregivers over the years, such as introducing training programs, medical malpractice insurance and service agreements to help protect our freelance community. With the partnership with APACS, we are thrilled to now be able to extend our safety nets to that of protecting the mental wellness of our caregivers.”
Jeslyn Lim, President of APACS, had this to share, “We are absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to partner with CaregiverAsia. This collaboration entails significant advancement and growth in helping professionals in the healthcare industry. We are confident that freelance caregivers will benefit from the mental health care that APACS members can bring to their lives. By taking care of their own mental health, freelancers will, in turn, be able to enhance the quality of care for their patients, creating a balanced virtuous cycle. We are sure that the alliance will yield tremendous accomplishments for all.”
About Caregiver Asia Pte Ltd
CaregiverAsia is an online aggregator of health and caregiving services. Through its award winning platform, CaregiverAsia has created an online marketplace leveraging on a shared economy of Careseekers and Caregivers. Careseekers can access on-time, trusted and transparent home care services; whilst freelance Caregivers and healthcare professionals can practice independently with full control of their schedules and terms of services. CaregiverAsia also specialises in healthcare recruitment and the placement of healthcare professionals and locums into leading healthcare institutions. For more information, please visit https://www.caregiverasia.com/
CaregiverAsia is part of The Caregiver Group which is headquartered in Singapore. The Caregiver Group is a global online aggregator of health and caregiving services for businesses and individuals, covering both the insured and the self-funded. By motivating and empowering freelance professionals, The Group transforms the way care is delivered to people and communities. The Group has a growing international presence in Malaysia and the United States. For more information, please visit https://thecaregivergroup.com/
About Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS)
Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS) is an association for all practitioners in the healthcare sector who are keen to be part of a big family of helping professionals. We aim to achieve high ethical standards of clinical practice in delivering counselling and therapy to those seeking help to address their mental, emotional, social and behavioural issues. For more information, please visit https://apacs.org.sg
CaregiverAsia media contact:
Tel: (65) 6258 6683 / (65) 8118 9281
APACS media contact:
Tel: (65) 9785 5301