Through our new service, Melrose Care, Children’s Aid Society (CAS) strives to play a bigger role in preventive work for vulnerable children, youths and underserved families. Located at Blk 557 Woodlands Drive 53, Melrose Care is a regional counselling centre with specialised therapies such as Art Therapy & Play Therapy as well as psychological assessment & treatment for children, youth and families in need in the community.
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Our multidisciplinary team of qualified mental health care and social care professionals specialise in working with children, youth, and families. We work collaboratively with other professionals such as social workers, school counselors, teachers and doctors in a child/youth’s life. We also partner other social service agencies such as Family Service Centres (FSCs) and Children and Youth Homes to advance and make available art and play therapy and psychological services to the most vulnerable in the community.
About our Counselling, Therapies & Psychological Services
Our counsellors respect your inner and family resources. We aim to provide a conducive and therapeutic space for dialogue and interaction, so that family members can understand each other’s emotions, thoughts and expectation, and thus reshape their interactional patterns and provide better support for one another. In addition, we provide personal counselling to support individuals in examining their difficulties through multiple perspectives and adopt option which are aligned to their values.
Art making provides a more comfortable way for family members to work together, learn about each other’s strengths and vulnerabilities. When words are not enough, our art therapists facilitate the expression of overwhelming thoughts and emotions using art materials in a supported and safe environment.
Play is the language of child’s language. In play therapy, children ‘play out’ their feelings and challenges using the play toolkit with the therapist. Our play therapist will also facilitate and provide opportunities for children to have better emotional regulation, prosocial skills & problem-solving skills. Parents can also learn how to better bond with their children, guiding their learning and communication through play.
Melrose Care aims to deliver quality and affordable psychological services within the community, so that more people who are in need can access such specialized services. A range of psychological services, including assessments (e.g. IQ, ADHD, Autism, learning disability), and therapy (e.g. behavioural issues, depression, anxiety, stress) are provided, to help children, youths and their families with social, emotional and behavioural problems.
Specialised Therapies for Children & Youths
▸Individual Art Therapy
▸Art Therapy Groupwork
▸Individual Play Therapy
▸Play Therapy Groupwork
Family & Parenting Support
▸Filial Play with parents
▸Family-Life Education Talks
▸Parent-Skills Lab Workshops