Our Psychosocial Services team is dedicated to applying social work knowledge and skills in palliative and end-of-life care to improve the quality of life for our patients, their families and caregivers. Besides case management and providing individual and family counselling, the team actively connects with other social service agencies to holistically support patients and their families.
What We Do
The Psychosocial Services team – comprising qualified Medical Social Workers, Art Therapists and a Spiritual Care Counsellor – supports patients and their families as they journey through their adjustments and losses.
Social Services and Counselling
During the progressive stages of life-limiting illness, we offer:
Professional counselling for patients and their families on issues related to grief, death and dying
Help with practical concerns like care planning, financial assistance and referrals to community resources
Spiritual support for all faiths, cultures and beliefs
As the families journey through their grief, we offer support through:
Remembrance and Memorial services
This service is tailored to provide emotional support and relief for our patients and their families. Participants need not be good in art or have any prior experience. Supported by our art therapist, they can choose how they wish to use art materials for expression and communication.
Art Therapy can help :
Promote a sense of inner well-being
Support safe expression of pent-up feelings and overwhelming thoughts when words are inadequate
Help the individuals understand and make sense of their unique experience of illness, loss and grief
Enhance adults’ understanding of a child’s inner world experience and emotional needs
This service is available to all of our patients and caregivers, regardless of race, nationality or religion. We are sensitive and respectful of different faiths, traditions, beliefs and cultural needs.
Our service caters to those who:
Have an issue to discuss or are concerned about
Are experiencing overwhelming emotions
Want someone to pray with, and for them
Need support to adjust to feelings of loss and/or grief