1. Acknowledge your emotional needs
|It is normal that we have negative feelings in response to the pandemic. Different people have different emotional reactions. Every emotion tells us something important about our feelings for the event. For example, anxiety is triggered by perceived threats and prompts us to be prepared; sadness is related to loss and helps us to grieve the loss; anger is related to unfairness and motivates us to make changes.|
2. Get reliable and sufficient information
|It is good to know what is going on around us. Please make sure the information comes from credible sources and stop flooding yourself with excessive negative information.|
|Stay tuned to the CUHK announcements for latest updates on academic arrangement.|
3. Stay connected with family and friends
|Support from family and friends is particularly important to get us through challenges and stay away from loneliness. Be creative in the means of communication during the pandemic.|
4. Establish a daily routine
|Regular daily routine helps our sleeps and also helps to stabilize our mood. You can explore new interests and pick up old ones. Incorporate physical exercise into your routine to improve your physical and mental health.|
5. Be kind to yourselves
|It’s totally understandable that your concentration, motivation and productivity may be affected by the crisis. The pandemic may have made your brain feel that your safety is at risk, and so it shifts our attention to ensuring your safety first. Be kind to yourselves and cater to your basic needs: eat well, sleep well, and allow some time to adapt to the new changes.|
6. Seek help if needed
|If you feel greatly distressed by the pandemic, don’t hesitate to seek professional help from the University Health Service and the Wellness and Counselling Centre. Students with special educational needs (SEN) are welcome to approach the Student Disability Support Services for supports during the period of learning from home. You are not alone in fighting the pandemic!|
For more information on emotional responses, tips on emotion regulation and mental wellness, please feel free to visit Sunshine at CUHK
- Self-help materials (log-in required)
- Sunshine at CUHK
Facebook: 中大有晴 Sunshine at CUHK
- New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association: 330 Wellbeing Tips (Traditional Chinese version only)
- Other hotlines/online services in the community:
o 24-hour emotional support hotline for CUHK students: 5400 2055
o Hong Kong Red Cross Psychological Support Service "Shall We Talk"
(Chinese and English speaking):
WhatsApp: 5164 5040
(for making service appointments)
o Social Welfare Department’s hotline: 2343 2255
Tel: 93773666 / 2339 3759
o Open up
SMS: 91 012 012
FB Messenger: m.me/hkopenup
Facebook / Instagram : hkopenup
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26 Mar / 2 Apr / 8 Apr 2020
Mindful Flourishing Experiential Online Workshop
19/25 Mar 2020
Explore Your Colours - Personality Dimensions®
Everyone is different and we come in all varieties. Understanding our own values, strengths, joys and stressors as well as those of people we interact with provides a great foundation for communication. Knowing the diversities and similarities among us assures us that we are perfect in our own way.
Personality Dimensions® is the latest evolution in presenting Personality Temperament Theory. It is about understanding yourself and others so you can be more effective in your relationships, your work, and your life.
Through the workshop, you can have an exploration of your personality styles and personal development, at the same time, learn specific strategies for adjusting communication with others by recognizing and appreciating the diverse styles.
Date: 6 February 2020 (Thursday)
Venue: Room 303, 3/F, Pommerenke Student Centre
Targets: CUHK Full-time Students (Priority will be given to Flourishing First Year@CUHK members [register to be member here])
Remark: A certificate will be issued upon satisfactory participation. Participant who is late for more than 15 minutes will not be able to participate.
For enquiries, please contact our staff of the Wellness and Counselling Centre at 3943 3493 or 3943 3493 7208.
Expressive Arts Workshop: Understanding Yourself
Have you ever resonated with a song that you heard? Or watching a movie or drama that resembles your self-portrayal? Or come across any scenic views or images that make you have special feelings that you could never forget?
Assimilate your creation into arts, it can become your mirror to help you understand yourself.
The workshop aims to enhance self-understanding of participants, including their strengths, insights and passions via the creative process and elements of visual arts and drama. Students can explore themselves through this self-exploration process while enjoy the fun through creation of an art piece.
Date: 13/1/2020 (Monday)
Venue: Room 303, Pommerenke Student Centre
Remark: Comfortable wear, mini-skirts not preferable
For enquiries, please contact our Wellness and Counselling Centre staff at 3943 7208 or 3943 3493.
Online Registration: https://www.bmsp.hk/2019-jan-expo
The hotline service is operated by trained counsellors from Christian Family Service Centre which offers telephone counselling and crisis interventions. Our service would follow up on the students in need of psychological counselling.
Students are welcome to contact Wellness and Counselling Centre within normal office hours for psychological counselling service.