Event Archive

Mental Health Matters - Kick-Off Ceremony

10 Oct 2018

Mental Health Matters was initiated this year to raise the university awareness of mental health and mobilize efforts in support of better student well-being. A Kick-off Ceremony with research and experience sharing by renowned professionals and researchers was held on 10 October 2018. A series of talks, exhibitions and roadshows was also organized to build a caring campus.

Mental Health Matters - Talks

11, 18 & 19 Oct 2018

We would like to thank Miss Winnie Lui and Mr Stephen Char for their sharing on Crisis Management and Psychological First Aid, and Mental Well-being in Facing Life Adversity during the event. Their inspiring in-depth experience impressed our students and staff a lot.

We would also like to extend our appreciation to the two speakers who suffered from Bipolar Disorder after the busking performance on 19 Oct 2018. The sharing of their experience was unique and touching. It was also great to understand that people suffering from mental disorders are able to recover well with adequate support.

1. Experience Sharing on Crisis Management and Psychological First Aid by Miss Winnie Lui (11 Oct 2018)
2. Mental Well-being in Facing Life Adversity by Mr Stephen Char (18 Oct 2018)
3. Lived Experience Sharing by two speakers who suffered from Bipolar Disorder (19 Oct 2018)

Mental Health Matters - Exhibitions & Roadshows

8-24 Oct 2018

Fun and caring activities were arranged to spread the “Mental Health Matters” messages on campus.
1. Moving Wellness - A Truck to Promote Emotional Awareness
2. Dustykid - Hug My Heart Exhibition
3. Exhibition and Assessment Booth - Emotional Awareness and Healthy Lifestyles
4. Exhibition about Public Attitudes towards Mental Illness
5. Roadshow on Emotional Health - Knowing Your Feelings

Tasting Hong Kong

24 Sep 2018

Counseling and Wellness Center organized a workshop for students to learn more about Chinese festivals and taste traditional snacks in Hong Kong.

New Student Orientation Workshops

Every fall term

We offer a series of workshops for new students. This series of workshops, which are conducted by Student Counselors, are designed to help students realize learning aspiration and maximize their potential in attaining personal goals in University lives.

Hold On, Put Efforts - Exam Support

Every term

“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
- Snacks Break at Learning Commons (in partnership with HKUST Library)

LOVE1010: Building Satisfying Relationships that Last

20 - 27 Apr 2018

According to Erik Erikson (1959), one of the most important psychological needs of adolescents is to develop relationships leading toward longer-term commitments with someone outside the family. LOVE1010 is a brand new initiative by the Counseling and Wellness Center this year and will be made available annually with different essential topics that students would need in developing intimate relationships, which is often not covered in normal school curriculum. In April 2018, a roadshow was held to explore with students and staff their adult attachment styles, and the following workshops and talks were conducted to equip students for a healthy and nourishing relationship with meaningful connections that meets the yearnings of being understood and loved which would light up each of us.

Meditation for Everyday Life - Healing for the Anxious Mind

20 Mar - 24 Apr 2018 (6 consecutive Tuesdays)

Mindfulness meditation is moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment. It has been scientifically proven effective in enhancing positive mood and reducing negative emotions such as anxiety and depression.

Bounce Back! - Gain Your Emotional Resilience

Sep 2017

Resilience is the ability to "bounce back" from adverse situations, such as trauma, tragedy, threats, or other significant sources of stress. Several factors are found to enhance people's resilience. They are “R.E.B.O.U.N.C.E.”.
R – Relationship building
E – Embracing change and focus on growth
B – Being mindful
O – Optimism
U – Understanding the ABCDE of resilience
N – Nurturing yourself
C – Character strengths
E – Effort and engagement

Take A Smile: Stay Positive Stay Happy

Once per each term

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.