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Self-Care: A Gift to Yourself and Others

Post Event Update

The recorded session is also available on our YouTube Channel.


Take some time for yourself to relax and de-stress. Treat yourself to a day of self-care with our self-care talk and batik painting workshop.

Part A: You Can’t Pour from An Empty Cup by Dr Evelyn Boon

About the Talk

Caring for your loved one can be overwhelming but rewarding experience, even to the most caring and dedicated caregivers. Make time for yourself to recharge and refresh so you can be the best version of yourself. By taking care of yourself, you can better care for the person you love.

About the Speaker

Dr Evelyn Boon is the Head at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Department of Psychology. Dr Boon has been working with individuals with medical and psychological illness since 1999. Some of the other things she is passionate about are mental health literacy, advocacy for mental health issues and staff well-being.

Part B: Batik Painting with Kamal Arts

About the Workshop

Learn the ancient art of batik painting in this hands-on workshop!

Under the guidance of a skilled instructor, you will learn the basics of batik techniques, tools, and dyes. You will also get to create your own masterpiece using traditional tools such as the 'tjanting' using the wax resist technique. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a community batik project which will be sold during the upcoming CAL Charity Dinner on 26 October.

About the Studio

Kamal Arts is a fine-arts studio and community art gallery that specialises in batik painting, an Indonesian wax-resist textile dyeing technique. This traditional Indonesia textile craft can be used as medium for pictorial art that resonates with Southeast Asian culture.


Activity: Self-care: A Gift to Yourself and Others

(You Can’t Pour from An Empty Cup by Dr Evelyn Boon & Batik Painting with Kamal Arts)

Date: 23 September 2023, Saturday

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Venue: Outram Community Hospital

Level 2 Function Room

10 Hospital Boulevard Singapore 168582

Registration URL: Registration is now closed

This respite session is made possible by Singapore General Hospital (SGH), National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) and Healthcare Services Employees' Union (HSEU) as part of SingHealth President’s Challenge 2023 and limited to 30 x CAL caregivers only.


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