Teaching and Learning

Student Wellness

We recognise that academic studies, transitions to new experiences, living in Hong Kong, and just living life can be joyful, stimulating, difficult and challenging – all at the same time!

When life becomes overwhelming, we could all use a friendly, expert ear who is willing and able to help.  We are very lucky to have our own team of dedicated professional counsellors on the Sassoon Road medical campus to provide confidential, individualized psychological care and who offer a diverse range of activities to promote wellbeing. Our team understands the particular needs of students in the medical and health sciences programmes of the Faculty and has the expertise, imagination and dedication to help. 

Look for us around the medical campus in our ‘Let’s Talk’ booth, supporting various student events, running workshops or informative talks, or in our home base in the Madam S H Ho Residence for Medical Students.

We welcome you to stop by, if only for a chat - our door is always open. Let’s talk!

Student Wellness Team

Assistant Dean (Learner Wellbeing)

  • Dr Julie Chen


  • Dr Joseph Cheng
  • Miss Vincci Lau
  • Miss Jo Wu

Here at HKUMed, we strive to empower students to reach their personal, academic and career goals.  We also promote student success by helping with the personal, emotional and social aspects of student life that affect academic studies.  It is also our goal to help students build life skills that they can use in their future medical professions and in their life journey.

Wellness services offered by the Student Wellness Team at HKUMed are available in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin to all current students of the Faculty.

What do we do?

  • Counselling service for student for any personal, relational, educational, emotional, family, or any other issues impacting emotional well-being and/or academic performance.
  • Events to promote student mental health and well-being
  • Referral services for medically-related consultation and/or medication services
  • Crisis Intervention Service for student to help student in need

What can you do if you (or another student) are distressed?

  • Recognising signs of distress in students
Contact Us

For more information or making appointment for services, please contact us at 3917 9075 / medwell@hku.hk.

  • Online referral form
  • Address
    • G/F, Madam SH Ho Residence for Medical Students, 6c Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
  • Regular Hours:     
    • Monday-Friday: 9:00-18:00
    • Lunch, Evening, and Saturdays: Available by appointment
    • NO referral needed. Appointment preferred. Walk in welcome as well!