Diversity and Social Inclusion
Stigma is usually expressed through stereotyping and labeling. It not only leads to discrimination, misunderstanding, disrespect and violence against those living with mental illness, but also discourages people from getting help for fear of being labelled. Moreover, self-stigma occurs when people living with mental illness internalize the stigma and believe that they are unable to succeed in the society and/or improve their situations.
We believe that the power of stigma can be diminished if we educate ourselves about stigma and its relationship with mental illness. Hence, we have been organizing events that promote a better understanding of mental illness and encourage people in need to seek help.
Stigma Free Campaign (2011-12)
The stigma of mental health is a powerful barrier. Fortunately, fear, misunderstanding and negative attitudes towards mental illness will disappear if we learn more about it.
This one-year campaign promotes an anti-stigma attitude towards mental illness. Various activities were held to let us understand the lives of people with mental illness and fight against stigma with a caring heart.
- Bottle Painting: An Alternative Way to Fight Against Stigma Towards Mental Illnesses
- Wish Wall: Take a Wish. Give a Wish.
- Exhibition and Booths
- Thoughts for the Week
Mental Health Talks
Presentation files available to download:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder—to Control or be Controlled (2013) by Ms Olivia Jung
- When Someone You Know has Depression (2012) by Dr Eugenie Leung
- Social Anxiety (2011) by Dr Chee-Wing Wong
- Bipolar Disorders (2011) by Dr Cindy PY Chiu
- Eating Disorders (2011) by Dr Phyllis Chan
- Depression (2010) by Dr Anna Lam
- Early Psychoses (2010) by Dr May Lam
- Suicide (2010) by Dr Chan Kwok Ling
- Mental health support for students available in HKU (2010, Part one/two) by Dr Kitty Chan and Dr Eugenie Leung
- Time Management (2011) by Ms Iris Lam
- Fight Against Anxiety (2008) by Dr Eugenie Leung
- Stressed - Eustress or Distress? (2011) by Dr Eugenie Leung
- Work stress (2011) by Dr Eugenie Leung
- Positive Psychology (2009) by Dr Eugenie Leung
Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis, before he or she can obtain professional help. It aims at preserving life, providing comfort, preventing deterioration and promoting recovery among people who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.Visit the MHFA website to get more information.
In Psychometer, there is a wide variety of psychological tests for you to maintain and improve your mental health. Suggested tests include:
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