Approaching healthcare professionals for assistance when necessary is helpful to get you through tough times. We encourage our students, who will be future healthcare professionals, to take the same approach with their lives.
Our confidential counselling service is free of charge to all postgraduate and undergraduate students at HKUMed. Our counselling records are not linked to academic records. Reasons to seek counselling service include:
Individual counselling service
Our counsellor will work with you to establish a collaborative, confidential relationship and help you cope and manage your concerns.
Group counselling service
Group counselling creates a welcoming, nonjudgmental environment where students can connect and share their struggles or any other issues in life. Students are encouraged to form groups and attend the counselling session with prior arrangement.
What to expect in your first session?
We will assess your well-being in the first session. Our counsellor will explore and work collaboratively with you on any concerns which you may have. Where necessary, our counsellor may suggest referring you to medical or psychiatric services either in the public or private sector.
All our counselling services adhere to professional, legal, and ethical guidelines established by the University of Hong Kong and professional organisations. All personal information is protected by the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) in Hong Kong.
No information will be disclosed to anyone outside of the Student Wellness Service Team and/or the appointed psychiatrists without your written permission.
How do I know if I need help?
If you notice any of the following signs in yourself or in your peers, please take action and contact your Student Wellness Counsellor!