Event Archive

Mental Health Matters - Emotional Awareness and Healthy Lifestyles

October 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

September 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

April 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

March 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

April 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.

Visit to Yung Fung Shee Psychiatric Day Hospital

March 2018

Psychiatric day hospitals are part of the ambulatory care facilities providing multidisciplinary assessment, continued care and rehabilitation to psychiatric patients. We are grateful that we had the chance to visit Yung Fung Shee Psychiatric Day Hospital c/o United Christian Hospital. The visit enhanced our learning about the facilities and services of the day hospital, deepened our understanding in helping patients’ re-integration back to the society, and encouraged our sharing with recovering patients and showing our support. It was really a very rewarding experience!

Bounce Back! - Challenges in the City Adventure Camp

December 2017

Accept changes and challenges as part of life, embrace them and turn them into opportunities for growth instead of obstacles to overcome. Psychologists term it as a “growth mindset”, in which people see themselves learning, not failing. They believe that their basic qualities can be developed through dedication and hard work. A growth mindset encourages persistence and resilience. Let’s meet the challenges and grow together!

Bounce Back! - Gain Your Emotional Resilience

September 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

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) training 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
• Snacks Break at Learning Commons (in partnership with HKUST Library)