This has been an exceptionally difficult year for us all, making it all the more important to take a step back for a moment of introspection, to check-in on oneself, and reach out for help if necessary; let’s come together and get the conversation on mental health started!

With the World Mental Health Day quickly approaching on 10 October, we hope to nurture "mental health for all of us" this month at HKUMedIn collaboration with the Student Wellness Team, our Peer Supporters have prepared series of events and workshops, open for all HKUMed staff and students to join. Make sure to check this space often for updates on upcoming activities throughout October!

'Be young! Be fresh! Be different!' with Prof Lai Ching Lung (10 Oct)

Professor Lai Ching Lung, Chair Professor of Medicine and Hepatology from the Department of Medicine, hopes to empower students through sharing his beliefs on the value of identifying and appreciating one’s needs, strengths, and uniqueness, as these qualities are essential in becoming a well-rounded medical professional.

Owing to physical distancing protocols, there will be a limit to the number of attendees at the face-to-face event. A livestream of the event will also be available at HKUMed's Instagram Page @hkumed.

 

Date: 10 October 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Venue: Faculty Learning Commons, 2/F, William MW Mong Block + Instagram Live
Guest Speaker: Professor Lai Ching Lung (Department of Medicine)
Event Language: Cantonese
Click here to watch a video recording of the event!

'I don't have to be perfect' with Dr Abigail Wright and Dr Nicolette Ray (14 Oct)

Dr Abigail Wright from Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit and Dr Nicolette Ray from Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care will be sharing anecdotes and stories from their respective journeys towards becoming medical doctors. They also hope to emphasise the importance for students to be more compassionate toward themselves throughout their pursuit of excellence to serve those in need.

 

 

Date: 14 October 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Venue: Zoom
Guest Speaker: Dr Abigail Wright (Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit) & Dr Nicolette Ray (Department of Family Medicine)
Event Language: English
Click here to watch a video recording of the event! (Requires HKU Portal Login)

'Take good care of yourself with Arts' with Prof Rainbow Ho and Dr Caitlin Chan (22 Oct)

Professor Ho Tin Hung Rainbow & Dr. Chan Kar Pui Caitlin from the Expressive Art Therapy Programme would like to invite the participants to have a taste of expressive art therapy. Through the workshop, participants will get to experience how dance could be a means of stress coping and self-expression. Please dress in comfortable clothing and shoes and be prepared to move around!

 

 

Date: 22 October 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Venue: Seminar Room 2, G/F, Laboratory Block
Guest Speaker: Professor Rainbow Ho & Dr Caitlin Chan (Expressive Art Therapy Programme)
Event Language: English
Click here to register!

'A dose of animal love' with Mr Eddie Lee (24 Oct)

Mr. Eddie Lee, a Counsellor and Head of the Hong Kong Institute of Animal Assisted Intervention , will be sharing his experiences in using animal-assisted intervention to support patients’ mental health in various settings. Students will get to know more about how animals could take part in their future work in the medical settings.

Owing to physical distancing protocols, there will be a limit to the number of attendees at the face-to-face event. A livestream of the event will also be available at HKUMed's Instagram Page @hkumed.

 

 

Date: 24 October 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Venue: Faculty Learning Commons, 2/F, William MW Mong Block + Instagram Live
Guest Speaker: Mr Eddie Lee (Head of Hong Kong Institute of Animal Assisted Intervention)
Event Language: Cantonese
Click here to register!

'It's okay to not be okay' with Miss Vincci Lau and Dr Joseph Cheng (28 Oct)

Miss Vincci Lau and Dr Joseph Cheng from the Student Wellness Team, along with several students who are receiving counselling services, will be sharing their experiences in stress-coping and in seeking support. Audience members will also get to find out more about the process of engaging in counselling sessions with our wellness team from the perspectives of students.

 

 

Date: 28 October 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Venue: Seminar Room 1, G/F, Laboratory Block
Guest Speaker: Miss Vincci Lau and Dr Joseph Cheng (Student Wellness Team)
Event Language: Cantonese
Click here to register!

'Me and my pets' with Dr Kendrick Shih (30 Oct)
 

Date: 30 October 2020 (Friday)
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Venue: Faculty Learning Commons, 2/F, William MW Mong Block + Instagram Live
Guest Speaker: Dr Kendrick Shih (Director of Student Affairs)
Event Language: English
Click here to register!