About the Speaker

Ms Jeanette Chan

Art Therapist
Psychosocial Services Department
Singapore Cancer Society

Jeanette is an art therapist with Singapore Cancer Society (SCS). She holds a Masters of Arts, Art Therapy degree (MA Art Therapy) and qualifications in counseling psychology. She is also trained in Trauma-informed expressive arts therapy from Trauma-Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. Besides journeying with people undergoing cancer rehabilitation, Jeanette also serves people with special needs (e.g. elderly with dementia, children and youth with learning disabilities). She is currently the President of the Art Therapists’ Association Singapore (ATAS) and an activist in advocating art for mental well-being. She has contributed articles in various art therapy publications, newsletters, and has been conducting workshops with schools, Health Promotion Board, and People’s Association.


Track 1: Cancer Rehabilitation
The Singapore Cancer Society Rehab Program: How We Do It
Date :  Thursday, 7 September 2017
Time  :   1000
Venue  :   Auditorium
Abstract  :  Cancer rehabilitation is a process that assists the person with cancer to obtain optimum physical, social, psychological, spiritual and vocational functioning to maximize his/her ability to carry on with life, within the limits created by the disease and its resulting treatment. Being a new and the first community-based cancer rehabilitation centre in Singapore, we built a model that involved hospital and community-based partners. We adopted a tri-modal model approach in providing physical, nutritional, psychosocial support to persons across the cancer care continuum - from preventive, restorative, supportive to palliative rehabilitation. It is a work in progress and we will be sharing what we have learnt and developed thus far.