Student Wellness
Wellness Programme

Peer Supporters can make a difference!

  • Are you looking to support your friends and fellow classmates when they are struggling emotionally? 
  • Do you want to be a good companion to your peers moving past emotional turmoil together?  
  • Do you want to help enhance mental health awareness and promote psychological wellbeing in our academic community? 
  • Are you ready to contribute to a supportive learning environment in HKUMed?

The Peer Supporter Programme aims to equip our students with knowledge and skill to support each other mentally throughout the study journey in HKUMed. Two rounds of programme will be organised annually by the Student Wellness Team. Students are invited to stay tuned to our email invitations for sessions schedule and registration information. 

The Peer Supporter Programme includes:

  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Standard Course (12 hours);
  • Communication and Engagement Workshop (2 hours);
  • Wellness Service and Promotion Activities (8 hours).

Upon successful completion of the Peer Supporter Programme, you will:

  • become a Peer Supporter in HKUMed 
  • be certificated as a Mental Health First-Aider

All HKUMed undergraduate students are welcome to join the Peer Supporter Programme, and together we hope to co-create a supportive culture that supports mental and psychological wellness in the HKUMed community.

‘Our medical curriculum focuses heavily on biological health and has a smaller emphasis on the importance of mental wellbeing. This Mental First Aid training has filled those gaps and equipped me with the knowledge and confidence needed when approaching potentially mentally troubled individuals.’

‘Mental health is increasingly important in our society. The Peer Supporter Programme equipped us the appropriate ways to support our peers or even our future patients, at the same time enable us to gain understanding in the field of mental health. After all, we are more empathetic to people with mental health illness.’

‘I have learnt about how to approach people with mental illness. Certain expressions should be avoided, while there are ways which can show our care to them. I am now more confident in aiding those with need and instilling hope in them.’

‘I am sure this course would be extremely eye-opening for someone who has never encountered situations like these. It has succeeded in equipping all of us with the basic knowledge and courage to try and deal with a situation should it arise.’

‘It gives a robust theoretical basis combined with practical guidance and techniques to tackle the major aspects of mental health.’

‘It has taught me the skills necessary for dealing with friends who have mental health emergency situations. The frameworks such as ALGEE and the stage of recovery are also very helpful for my understanding. Some verbal and nonverbal techniques covered in this course are also helpful in day to day conversations.’

‘Learn how to approach people around us when they need mental health support, and discover ways to protect ourselves while providing support.’

For enquiries, please feel free to reach out to us by calling 3917 9075 or emailing