Upcoming Events

Talk

Friends, Enemies, and Frenemies

Date:
11 Oct 2019 (Fri)
Time:
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Venue:
Room 5003 (To be confirmed)
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Prof. Eva Chen, Associate Professor
Division of Social Science
Registration Quota:
180
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
(Pending approval) HLTH1010 Course participants will attain 1.5 hours in the "Wellness and Personal Enrichment" of the "Activities" module upon satisfactory participation.

Are you my friend, my enemy, or somewhere in between? As human beings, we often enjoy being part of different groups and competing against members of other groups. In this talk, we will learn about how we learn to identify with different groups, how our group memberships can be helpful or harmful to us, and how to influence the groups to which we belong.

Speaker: Prof. Eva Chen

Eva received her doctorate degree in Human Development and Education from Harvard University. Since 2013, she has been working at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where she has taught Discovering Mind and Behavior, Educational Psychology, and (Spring 2020) Social Psychology. Eva’s research focuses on young children use social group information to make decisions and learn about the world in which they live. In 2017, Eva received the Humanities and Social Science Teaching Award.

Priority would be given to Year 1 undergraduate students.

Are you my friend, my enemy, or somewhere in between? As human beings, we often enjoy being part of different groups and competing against members of other groups. In this talk, we will learn about how we learn to identify with different groups, how our group memberships can be helpful or harmful to us, and how to influence the groups to which we belong.

Speaker: Prof. Eva Chen

Eva received her doctorate degree in Human Development and Education from Harvard University. Since 2013, she has been working at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where she has taught Discovering Mind and Behavior, Educational Psychology, and (Spring 2020) Social Psychology. Eva’s research focuses on young children use social group information to make decisions and learn about the world in which they live. In 2017, Eva received the Humanities and Social Science Teaching Award.

Priority would be given to Year 1 undergraduate students.

Talk

Finding the Happy You

Date:
11 Oct 2019 (Fri)
Time:
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Venue:
Room 5003 (To be confirmed)
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Dr. Beatrice Lai, Lecturer
Division of Social Science
Registration Quota:
130
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
(Pending approval) HLTH1010 Course participants will attain 1.5 hours in the "Wellness and Personal Enrichment" of the "Activities" module upon satisfactory participation.

Have you ever felt being in an endless dark tunnel with no sign that it will ever end? Do you feel like missing the old you, the bright you, the smiling you, and the happy you? If you have ever had these thoughts, this is the talk for you. You will get to understand what depression is, the causes of depression, and how we can cope with depression so that you can find the happy you again.

Speaker: Dr. Beatrice Lai

Beatrice received her PhD degree in Health Psychology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been teaching at HKUST since 2008. She loves teaching and always will!

Priority would be given to Year 1 undergraduate students.

Have you ever felt being in an endless dark tunnel with no sign that it will ever end? Do you feel like missing the old you, the bright you, the smiling you, and the happy you? If you have ever had these thoughts, this is the talk for you. You will get to understand what depression is, the causes of depression, and how we can cope with depression so that you can find the happy you again.

Speaker: Dr. Beatrice Lai

Beatrice received her PhD degree in Health Psychology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been teaching at HKUST since 2008. She loves teaching and always will!

Priority would be given to Year 1 undergraduate students.

Exhibition

Emotional Awareness and Healthy Lifestyles

Date:
8 - 11 Oct 2019
Time:
Whole day
Venue:
UG/F Corridor, Cheng Yu Tung Building
Language:
English
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk

Emotions are natural and important roles in our lives. A few ways that you can better handle your emotions will be shown on the display boards. Healthy diet, exercise, sleep and leisure activities can also facilitate you to manage your emotions. Please come to see our suggestions on managing emotions.

Emotions are natural and important roles in our lives. A few ways that you can better handle your emotions will be shown on the display boards. Healthy diet, exercise, sleep and leisure activities can also facilitate you to manage your emotions. Please come to see our suggestions on managing emotions.

Workshop

Network of Kindness and Love

Date:
27 Sep 2019 (Fri)
Time:
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Venue:
Room 5003 (via Lift 3), Counseling and Wellness Center
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Ms. Fanny Yip
HLTH1010 Attained:
1.5 Hours
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
URL:
https://counsel.ust.hk/peer_counselors

"When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace." — The Dalai Lama

Everyone likes to be treated with kindness and love. Kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smiles, kindness in your acts, can bring happiness in others and peace in yourself. It will make the world a better place. In this talk, you can learn some basic tips on showing kindness and spreading sunshine to your...

"When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace." — The Dalai Lama

Everyone likes to be treated with kindness and love. Kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smiles, kindness in your acts, can bring happiness in others and peace in yourself. It will make the world a better place. In this talk, you can learn some basic tips on showing kindness and spreading sunshine to your loved ones or people around you. You will also know more about the "Happy Living - Peer Counselor Training Program", a program that facilitates you to start off being a person with love and kindness, and make a gentle difference to the world.

The "Happy Living - Peer Counselor Training Program" is organized by Counseling and Wellness Center. Peer Counselors will receive trainings on mental health knowledge and helping skills, then applied what they have learned by reaching out to fellow students and offering support to those in need.

All students are welcome.

Training

Mental Health First Aid Course

Date:
19 & 26 Sep 2019 (Thu)
Time:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:
Room 5003 (via Lift 3), Counseling and Wellness Center
Language:
Cantonese
Guest / Speaker:
Student Counselors
HLTH1010 Attained:
2 Hours
Registration:
Please bring along HK$150 (Cash) with Student ID card and register in person at the Counseling & Wellness Center during office hours. First come first served.
The program fee of HK$150 will be refunded upon completion of 4 consecutive sessions.
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:
Original course fee is $1,000 and now at special rate for HKUST students with the subsidy from the University.

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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