Student Wellness

Counselling & Referral Services


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Signs That You May Need Help
  • Poor Sleep Hygiene
    e.g. insomnia or extreme sleepiness, frequent nightmares
  • Irregular Appetite
    e.g. overeating or loss of appetite
  • Irregular Energy Level
    e.g. hyperactivity or exhaustion
  • Impulsive Behaviours
    e.g. inappropriate to the setting or situation, bizarre or strange behaviours
  • Mood Fluctuations
    e.g. more irritable, excitable, sensitive, anxious, worry, or depressed
  • Changes in Performance
    e.g. compulsive, erratic, or diminished academic performance or behaviours
  • Poor Attachment with Others
    e.g. withdrawal from activities, social interaction, emotional involvement with others, family and friends, etc.
  • Cognition Poor Concentration, Ruminations
    e.g. inability to concentrate or focus, persistent memory lapses, preoccupation, obsessive and ruminating thoughts
  • Risk-taking
    e.g. impulsivity, reckless behaviours, dangerous or threatening behaviours, illegal acts, inappropriate alcohol consumption, substance use, etc.
  • Negative Outlook to the Future
    e.g. pessimism, helplessness, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts
  • Other Physical stress symptoms
    e.g. headaches, skeletal pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, cardiovascular problems, frequent illness or accidental injury, dizziness, panic feelings, physical shakiness, shortness of breath, or extreme weakness
Individual, Couple, and Group Counselling

Our counsellor will work with you to establish a collaborative, confidential relationship and help you cope and manage your concerns. Individual, couple and group counselling could be offered based on your need.

What to Expect in Your First Session

We will explain confidentiality of our services and assess your well-being in the first session. We will also 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.

Confidentiality

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.

Referral Service

There are situations where we may need more than counselling and/or psychotherapy services. Student Wellness Team recognises the benefits of a multidisciplinary team approach in assisting students at times of distress.

At HKUMed, we are supported by renowned and dedicated doctors and professors who are experts and leaders in the field of Psychiatry. They offer psychiatric consultation services to our students. We are also supported by psychiatrists in the private sector and the University Health Service to provide our students with affordable psychiatric support services.

The Student Wellness Service Team will assist in referring these services to students when appropriate.