On 24 February, over 30 Staff and Caregiver Volunteers from Caregivers Alliance participated in a unique workshop co-facilitated by founder Anthea Ong and a trained Deaf TeaRista from Hush TeaBar.
Hush is a social enterprise that aims to bring self-care and social inclusion to every workplace and community, one cup of tea at a time.
The participants learned how to express basic emotions - from happy, sad, to anxious, stressed, and angry - in American Sign Language (ASL). As a surprise, participants were also taught how to sign “I’m a caregiver”. The session allowed them to wind down and reconnect with themselves - a rare opportunity for the caregivers who are often caught up in a hectic and fast paced routine.
Check out this tiktok video of what went on: https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSd4P9Rh3/?k=1