Upcoming Events

Workshop

Understanding and Promoting Men’s Mental Health at HKUST

Date:
27 Feb 2024 (Tue)
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue:
The workshop will be delivered online via ZOOM. Successful registrants will receive confirmation email with a link to the online session.
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Mr. Jacky Chow and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner,
MindHK
Registration Quota:
295
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
This is a HMAW1905-recognized event in the "Personal Enrichment & Community Service" category under the "Self-directed Experience" of HMAW1905: Behavioral Foundations of University Education: Habits, Mindsets, and Wellness. To receive 1.5 hours, you must attend the event in full and miss no more than 10mins.

Whether you are a man or woman, this talk will provide valuable insights into men's mental health and equip you with practical tools for promoting your own mental well-being.


In this talk, you would learn:

  • How to assess your own mental health needs
  • Local statistics on men's mental health and common problems faced by men, including the impact of cultural expectations
  • Obstacles that men face when seeking help
  • The DOTS framework for promoting men's mental health 
  • The concept of acceptance - the differences between being aware of our thoughts and feelings and avoiding or denying them
  • The choice-point theory, psychological flexibility and self-care

Whether you are a man or woman, this talk will provide valuable insights into men's mental health and equip you with practical tools for promoting your own mental well-being.


In this talk, you would learn:

  • How to assess your own mental health needs
  • Local statistics on men's mental health and common problems faced by men, including the impact of cultural expectations
  • Obstacles that men face when seeking help
  • The DOTS framework for promoting men's mental health 
  • The concept of acceptance - the differences between being aware of our thoughts and feelings and avoiding or denying them
  • The choice-point theory, psychological flexibility and self-care

Workshop

Reflect and Navigate Challenges through Messy Storytelling

Date:
4 Mar 2024 (Mon)
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue:
The workshop will be delivered online via ZOOM. Successful registrants will receive confirmation email with a link to the online session.
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Ms. Steph Ng, Founder
Researcher and Mental Health Advocate, Body Banter
Registration Quota:
295
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
This is a HMAW1905-recognized event in the "Personal Enrichment & Community Service" category under the "Self-directed Experience" of HMAW1905: Behavioral Foundations of University Education: Habits, Mindsets, and Wellness. To receive 1.5 hours, you must attend the event in full and miss no more than 10mins.

What did you want to be when you were a kid? Have your dreams changed, or have they remained the same? 


As human beings, we tell stories about ourselves all the time - for most of us, we have been telling stories about ourselves since childhood. However, many of us may not be aware of the powerful role that storytelling can play in helping us make sense of our life experiences, navigate challenges, and plan for our futures. 


In this talk , mental health advocate, researcher, and entrepreneur, Ms Steph Ng shares her personal experiences of navigating eating disorder recovery in her teens, and how these experiences presented her with the surprising opportunity to rewrite her life narratives as she knew it. Through facilitating interactive activities and sharing practical tips,  Steph invites workshop participants to reflect on how they can embrace the messiness and challenges of life, and reposition themselves as the authors of their life stories.

What did you want to be when you were a kid? Have your dreams changed, or have they remained the same? 


As human beings, we tell stories about ourselves all the time - for most of us, we have been telling stories about ourselves since childhood. However, many of us may not be aware of the powerful role that storytelling can play in helping us make sense of our life experiences, navigate challenges, and plan for our futures. 


In this talk , mental health advocate, researcher, and entrepreneur, Ms Steph Ng shares her personal experiences of navigating eating disorder recovery in her teens, and how these experiences presented her with the surprising opportunity to rewrite her life narratives as she knew it. Through facilitating interactive activities and sharing practical tips,  Steph invites workshop participants to reflect on how they can embrace the messiness and challenges of life, and reposition themselves as the authors of their life stories.

Workshop

Resilience Allyship

Date:
7 Mar 2024 (Thu)
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue:
Dean of Students’ Office (Room 5022, Academic Building via Lift 2)
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Ms. Odile Thiang, Paediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience
MindHK
Registration Quota:
35
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
This is a HMAW1905-recognized event in the "Personal Enrichment & Community Service" category under the "Self-directed Experience" of HMAW1905: Behavioral Foundations of University Education: Habits, Mindsets, and Wellness. To receive 1.5 hours, you must attend the event in full and miss no more than 10mins.

Research globally and in Hong Kong, has shown that individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ have far higher risk of mental health struggles compared to the none-LGBTQ+ population. It is therefore important for none-LGBTQ+ individuals to understand the risks faced by the LGBTQ+ community and how to better support the community. 


In this talk, you will learn more about 

  • The LGBTQ+ Stressors impacting mental health
  • What is affirming support
  • Considerations when helping someone seek support
  • How to build resilience and maintain positive mental health 

Research globally and in Hong Kong, has shown that individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ have far higher risk of mental health struggles compared to the none-LGBTQ+ population. It is therefore important for none-LGBTQ+ individuals to understand the risks faced by the LGBTQ+ community and how to better support the community. 


In this talk, you will learn more about 

  • The LGBTQ+ Stressors impacting mental health
  • What is affirming support
  • Considerations when helping someone seek support
  • How to build resilience and maintain positive mental health 

Workshop

Sleep Well and Live Well

Date:
15 Mar 2024 (Fri)
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue:
The workshop will be delivered online via ZOOM. Successful registrants will receive confirmation email with a link to the online session.
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Ms. Sherry Im Sut Leng, Clinical Psychologist
New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
Registration Quota:
295
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
This is a HMAW1905-recognized event in the "Personal Enrichment & Community Service" category under the "Self-directed Experience" of HMAW1905: Behavioral Foundations of University Education: Habits, Mindsets, and Wellness. To receive 1.5 hours, you must attend the event in full and miss no more than 10mins.

Everyone has experienced insomnia or some kinds of sleep disturbance and knows how frustrating it can be. If insomnia becomes a long-term problem, it can further interfere with our daily life and well-being. 


In this talk, you will 

  • Learn the definition and causes of insomnia 
  • Explore how insomnia would affect our physical health, academic performance, social relationship, and well-being 
  • Acquire evidence-based* tools (e.g. sleep diary, sleep hygiene, relaxation exercise and changing unhelpful thoughts about sleep) to cope with sleep problems and get a good night's sleep

       *with reference to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia

Everyone has experienced insomnia or some kinds of sleep disturbance and knows how frustrating it can be. If insomnia becomes a long-term problem, it can further interfere with our daily life and well-being. 


In this talk, you will 

  • Learn the definition and causes of insomnia 
  • Explore how insomnia would affect our physical health, academic performance, social relationship, and well-being 
  • Acquire evidence-based* tools (e.g. sleep diary, sleep hygiene, relaxation exercise and changing unhelpful thoughts about sleep) to cope with sleep problems and get a good night's sleep

       *with reference to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia

Workshop

Unhooking from Procrastination

Date:
19 Mar 2024 (Tue)
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue:
The workshop will be delivered online via ZOOM. Successful registrants will receive confirmation email with a link to the online session.
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Ms. Leung Ka Yan (@counsellorgwa), Registered Counselor
Asian Professional Counselling and Psychology Association (APCPA)
Registration Quota:
295
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
1. This is a HMAW1905-recognized event in the "Personal Enrichment & Community Service" category under the "Self-directed Experience" of HMAW1905: Behavioral Foundations of University Education: Habits, Mindsets, and Wellness. To receive 1.5 hours, you must attend the event in full and miss no more than 10mins.
2. This is an identical workshop as Cantonese session on 21 Feb. HMAW1905 Course Hours of repeated participation will NOT be counted.

Being a deadline fighter is a common working pattern in universities. However, it is not always a comfortable way for most of us to get our jobs done. Procrastination makes us stressed and guilty. We struggle with our inner wars while delaying. On top of this, our performance would be limited due to the accumulated workload and our mental state. 


In this talk, @counsellorgwa, Registered Counselor with APCPA, who actively promotes mental health on the internet and built a voluntary counseling team with over 120 student volunteers, would guide you through the journey to 

  • Learn about what sticky thought is 
  • Identify your own thoughts, feelings and body sensations during procrastination
  • Understand our Caveman mind's kind reminders
  • Discover the underlying values of your sticky thoughts; and 
  • Unhook from those sticky thoughts and take the initiative

Being a deadline fighter is a common working pattern in universities. However, it is not always a comfortable way for most of us to get our jobs done. Procrastination makes us stressed and guilty. We struggle with our inner wars while delaying. On top of this, our performance would be limited due to the accumulated workload and our mental state. 


In this talk, @counsellorgwa, Registered Counselor with APCPA, who actively promotes mental health on the internet and built a voluntary counseling team with over 120 student volunteers, would guide you through the journey to 

  • Learn about what sticky thought is 
  • Identify your own thoughts, feelings and body sensations during procrastination
  • Understand our Caveman mind's kind reminders
  • Discover the underlying values of your sticky thoughts; and 
  • Unhook from those sticky thoughts and take the initiative

Workshop

WRAP ─ Step-by-Step Guide to Resilience

Date:
21 Mar 2024 (Thu)
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue:
The workshop will be delivered online via ZOOM. Successful registrants will receive confirmation email with a link to the online session.
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
WRAP® Facilitators
New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
Registration Quota:
295
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
URL:
https://www.wellnessrecoveryactionplan.com/what-is-wrap/
Remarks:
This is a HMAW1905-recognized event in the "Personal Enrichment & Community Service" category under the "Self-directed Experience" of HMAW1905: Behavioral Foundations of University Education: Habits, Mindsets, and Wellness. To receive 2 hours, you must attend the event in full and miss no more than 10mins.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) is a simple and powerful process to discover simple, safe, effective and personalized tools to create and maintain your wellness in your everyday life. 


In this talk, you would learn tips to increase awareness of your stressor, be instilled hope that we are our own expert, and use a new angle to understand and prepare in advance to cope with uncomfortable feelings that come alone with challenges.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) is a simple and powerful process to discover simple, safe, effective and personalized tools to create and maintain your wellness in your everyday life. 


In this talk, you would learn tips to increase awareness of your stressor, be instilled hope that we are our own expert, and use a new angle to understand and prepare in advance to cope with uncomfortable feelings that come alone with challenges.