Event Archive

Mental Health First Aid Course

Every Year

The Counseling and Wellness Center of the Dean of Students' Office conducts 12-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Courses to HKUST students and staff every year.

The trainer of 12-hour MHFA course will teach you how to provide initial support to people with mental health problem or people experiencing mental health crisis. It will cover:

• Basic knowledge of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders and substance use disorders;
• Possible crisis arising from these mental health problems (e.g., suicidal behaviors, acute psychotic behaviors, acute stress reactions) and the necessary interventions;
• Early intervention and appropriate support to the person in need before the situation gets worse;
• Community resources and professional services available in Hong Kong


Hold On, Put Efforts - Exam Support

On Term Basis

“Hold On, Put Efforts” is one of the signature programs offered by the Counseling and Wellness Center. Past events include:
• Busking
• Dr Dog
• Refill Station
• Desserts Time
• Aroma Making

Take A Smile: Stay Positive Stay Happy

On Term Basis

According to Prof. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a renowned social psychologist, we can boost our happiness by showing our gratitude to others; cultivating optimism; practicing acts of kindness; nurturing trustful social relationships; practicing mindfulness; exercising; feeling hopeful and cultivating laughter.