Upcoming Events

Field Trip

TszShan Monastery Visit 慈山寺 -- 禪。踪。遊

Date:
31 May 2019
Time:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue:
TszShan Monastery (Gathering at Atrium, HKUST)
Language:
Cantonese
Guest / Speaker:
Ms. Clare Chan & Mr. Eric Chan (Student Counselors)
Registration Quota:
60
Program Fee:
Free
Registration:
Please bring along HK$100 deposit with Student ID card and register in person at the Counseling & Wellness Center during office hours. First-come, first-served.
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
The fee of HK$100 will be returned upon completion of the event.

TszShan Monastery is a Buddhist Monastery situated in Tai Po (Hong Kong). It is famous for its serenity scenery and strong zen atmosphere. This day trip involves two elements. In the morning, it is a cultural tour that you will be able to visit the beautiful TszShan Monastery, to understand the history and origin of the Monastery and Buddhism. In the afternoon, you will be able to experience the zen atmosphere by joining their meditation activities. Vegetarian lunch is included in this trip.

TszShan Monastery is a Buddhist Monastery situated in Tai Po (Hong Kong). It is famous for its serenity scenery and strong zen atmosphere. This day trip involves two elements. In the morning, it is a cultural tour that you will be able to visit the beautiful TszShan Monastery, to understand the history and origin of the Monastery and Buddhism. In the afternoon, you will be able to experience the zen atmosphere by joining their meditation activities. Vegetarian lunch is included in this trip.

Workshop

Mental Health First-Aid (MHFA) Course for Students (English)

Date:
29 - 30 May 2019
Time:
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Venue:
Counseling and Wellness Center, Room 5003 (via Lift 3)
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Student Counselors
HLTH1010 Attained:
2 Hours
Registration:
Please bring along CASH with Student ID card and register in person at the Counseling & Wellness Center during office hours. First come first served.
* Original course fee is $1,000 and now at special rate for HKUST students with the subsidy from the University.
Certificate:
Official Certificate issued by The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong with the recognition by Mental Health First Aid, Australia upon successful completion of the training.
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
URL:
http://www.mhfa.com.au/
Remarks:
The program fee of $150 will be refunded upon completion of 4 consecutive sessions.

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 i...

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

Quotes from past MHFA courses:
“Very good training course in fundamental level for understanding mental health. Highly recommended.”
“Have learnt more detailed information about different mental diseases, useful methods and ways to deal with different situations, very practical.”
“The instructors are very professional and they have experience in dealing with students in mental health concerns. The videos are also very useful.”

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Workshop

Mindfulness X Coffee

Date:
21 May 2019
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue:
Counseling and Wellness Center, Room 5003 (via Lift 3)
Language:
Cantonese
Registration Quota:
30
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk

Mindfulness X Coffee aims to let students know more about mindfulness through coffee tasting. By integrating mindfulness into daily life and living in the present, we hope students can have more inner space to explore themselves and enjoy a flourishing university life. The workshop will include:

1. Introduction of Mindfulness
2. Mindful Breathing
3. Mindful Observation of Coffee Bean
4. Mindful Coffee Making
5. 3-min Breathing Space

Mindfulness X Coffee aims to let students know more about mindfulness through coffee tasting. By integrating mindfulness into daily life and living in the present, we hope students can have more inner space to explore themselves and enjoy a flourishing university life. The workshop will include:

1. Introduction of Mindfulness
2. Mindful Breathing
3. Mindful Observation of Coffee Bean
4. Mindful Coffee Making
5. 3-min Breathing Space

Fun Day

Dessert Time

Date:
20, 22 & 23 May 2019
Time:
10 am - 12:45 pm; 2 pm - 4 pm
Venue:
Counseling and Wellness Center, Room 5003 (via Lift 3)
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk

Grasp the yummy cakes to have your energy boosted. Also come to enjoy sweet soups, candies, and a cup of tea or coffee at the Counseling and Wellness Center for a sweet escape.

Grasp the yummy cakes to have your energy boosted. Also come to enjoy sweet soups, candies, and a cup of tea or coffee at the Counseling and Wellness Center for a sweet escape.

Workshop

Mindfulness Experiential

Date:
17 May 2019
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue:
Counseling and Wellness Center, Room 5003 (via Lift 3)
Language:
Cantonese
Registration Quota:
30
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk

Mindfulness is an evidence-based self-care method. It is effective in enhancing mental health, including lowering stress, anxious and depressive emotions. Practicing mindfulness is to pay attention to the present moment non-judgementally and to observe our thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations. The workshop will include:

1. Introduction of Mindfulness
2. Mindful Eating
3. Mindful Breathing
4. Mindful Stretching
5. 3-min Breathing Space

Mindfulness is an evidence-based self-care method. It is effective in enhancing mental health, including lowering stress, anxious and depressive emotions. Practicing mindfulness is to pay attention to the present moment non-judgementally and to observe our thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations. The workshop will include:

1. Introduction of Mindfulness
2. Mindful Eating
3. Mindful Breathing
4. Mindful Stretching
5. 3-min Breathing Space

Fun Day

Busking Performance & Fun Stations

Date:
3 May 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Busking); 12 nn - 3 pm (Fun Stations)
Venue:
Atrium
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk

Music can heal and purify our mood. We are going to have busking performance at Atrium. Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (New Life) and Suicide Prevention Services (SPS) will offer fun activities for you to relax and refresh your mind. Come and join us for the beautiful songs and sweet treats.

Music can heal and purify our mood. We are going to have busking performance at Atrium. Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (New Life) and Suicide Prevention Services (SPS) will offer fun activities for you to relax and refresh your mind. Come and join us for the beautiful songs and sweet treats.