Event Archive

Working Together to Support Students with Difficulties

Dec 2018


A customized interactive 3-hour workshop on supporting students with difficulties was co-organized by Counseling and Wellness Center and the Karen Lee Student Mentoring Center. The workshop is designed to support SBM faculty and staff who have frequent student interactions to help students who are experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or in crisis.

Make Your Own Dream Catcher

Nov 2018


The Dream Catcher is originally from American Indian culture. Participants joined our workshop and took home with them of their own dream catchers. In the ancient time, when American Indian children had nightmares, their parents would hang a handmade Dream Catcher in their room to catch only the good dreams. Dream catcher in nowadays is believed to bring good luck and health. Through making the dream catcher, we focused on the weaving and decorating process. It helped us to put away different thoughts and gained a peaceful moment.

Being Intelligent Socially

Nov 2018


A joyous research life is one filled with friendships with trust, respect, support and space. There are no simple formulae for establishing a supportive and sustainable social network. It could be a balance between give and take, between commitment to oneself and to others.

Mental Health Matters - Kick-Off Ceremony

Oct 2018


Mental health is a crucial element for a fruitful university life of students. It is the responsibility of all university staff to promote mental well-being and incorporate relevant practices as part of the regular institutional operations. It is also the university's goal to develop a supportive, accepting and well-informed university community that respects all individuals in the promotion of mental health and well-being. 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.

Mental Health Matters - Stepping Out of Stigma

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.

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

Mental Health Matters - Emotional Awareness and Healthy Lifestyles

Oct 2018


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

Tasting Hong Kong

Sep 2018


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

LOVE1010: Building Satisfying Relationships that Last

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.

Making Good Use of Stress and Emotions

Mar 2018


Stress and Emotions are unavoidable but very often misinterpreted, ignored or suppressed in our daily lives. Understanding them with awareness to their presence promotes psychological well-being by turning the perceived obstacles into treasure.

Knowing Your Attachment Style

Apr 2018


From early on in life, we develop an attachment style to our caregivers that tends to remain constant. This attachment style has a serious effect not only on our emotions, but also our relationships. Find out what your style is and how it affects your relationships by taking the assessments.