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Mental Health Caring Project (MHCP)

Being psychologically fit will help us overcome hurdles encountered in life. Mental Health Caring Project aims at:
Promoting the general awareness of mental health on campus 
Enhancing the psychological wellness of the PolyU community


Adversity may upset one’s sense of stability and security, triggering feelings of hopelessness and helplessnessActive use of emotion regulation techniques would help us bounce back from adversity to calmness and benefit our overall mental-health and well-being.

Mindful walking is one of the proven effective ways for emotion regulation. We cordially welcome you to participate in this "WALKcation" journey anytime, anywhere! By walking mindfully, you can overcome adversity in your everyday life!

 Theme of Semester 2: Walk Through Adversity


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Walk Through Adversity

Come to know more about Adversity and Coping Strategies through interactive games. Get your “WALKcation” Map to unlock your Mindful Walking Journey.

Walkcation Campaign


“WALKcation” Campaign

Come to unlock 5 spacious points on the PolyU campus and immerse yourself with our guided steps. Apart from the 5 spacious points at campus, you can do the “WALKcation” outside campus wherever suitable. Then, you will have a chance to get a puffy gift after completion.

Sand Art


Sand Art Workshop

Experience a unique way of expression and understand yourself better through Sand Art Workshop.

Hope is a positive cognitive state with goal-directed determination and planning based on a sense of successful to meet the goals.  Come to join the interactive workshop to explore your goals and nurture the sense of hope with us!


Playback Theatre Performance

Date: 13 October 2022 (Thursday)

Cantonese performance

Time: 10.30-12.00

Venue: Z504

English performance

Time: 14.00-15.30

Venue: Z503

Instructor: Encounter Playback Theatre

Quota: 50 students each




Experiential Activity: Art making – Step out of your comfort zone

Date: 1 - 3 Mar 2023 (Wed - Fri)

Time: 16.00-17.00 or 17.00-18.00

Venue: BC404


             Recognise your interest, talents and characteristics through art making

             Step out of your comfort zone, sharing stories among each other

Target: All PolyU students

Quota: 30 students per session

Language: English

*Souvenir will be distributed to participants upon their completion of the activity.


Talk: From Passion to Action – Build your Courage

Guest speakers: Singer, Mr Ng Lam Fung (吳林峰先生) & Clinical Psychologist, Dr Paul Cheung (張建華博士)

Date: 21 Feb 2023 (Tue)

Time: 13.00-14.00

Venue: ST111


             Story sharing on becoming a singer

             How to build Courage from the perspective of Positive Psychology

Language: English and Cantonese

Remarks: Real-time English interpretation will be provided.

Target: PolyU students and staff

Quota: 250



Workshop: Experience with Expressive Arts Therapy


             Recognise your inner resources, talents and characteristics through immersing in guided expressive arts activities

             Discover your comfort zone and start a journey to change


Cantonese session

Date: 14 & 21 Feb 2023 (Tue)

Time: 16.00-18.00

Venue: R408

Instructor: Ms. Gigi MAK (Registered Art Therapist - Expressive Arts)


English session

Date: 17 & 24 Feb 2023 (Fri)

Time: 16.00-18.00

Venue: W208

Instructor: Ms. Julia CHOI (Registered Art Therapist - Expressive Arts)


Target: All PolyU students

Quota: 20 students per session

*Souvenir will be distributed to participants upon their completion of the two-session workshop.

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It is nature’s unique ability that not only bring consolation in times of stress, but also increase our creativity, empathy and a sense of wonder.


Workshop: Experience on Horticultural therapy


Date: 15 October 2021 (Friday)


  • 14.30-16.00 (English)
  • 16.30-18.00 (Cantonese)

Speaker: Instructors from the Hong Kong Association of Therapeutic Horticulture (HKATH)

Quota: 20 students each


Talk: How connecting with nature helps our mental health?


Date: 11 October 2021 (Monday)

Time: 12.45-14.00

Speaker: Dr Siu Nicolson (Vice President and Co-Chair of the Hong Kong Association of Therapeutic Horticulture (HKATH))


  • Introduction to horticultural therapy and its influence to mental health
  • Tips for simple horticulture activities in daily life

Language: English

Target: Both students and staff


  • In-person session: 50
  • Online session: 100


Healthy sleep is important to everyone’s physical and mental health at all ages. It helps to improve productivity and overall quality of life. You are invited to read the below information of sleep.


Souvenirs (eye masks and tea bags) will be given to students if they have completed the sleeping schedule in a week or two. Please send your copy of sleeping schedule to by 1 April 2022.


There are just a few steps away from good sleeping health. Let’s start now!


Workshop 1: Trying Acupressure for Self-management of Emotions 穴位按摩與情緒管理

Date: 19 Nov 2020 (Thursday)

Time: 12.45-14.00

Speaker: Prof. Hector Tsang and Prof. Jessie Xin (RS department)

Venue: Zoom

Language: English

Target: Both students and staff


Workshop 2: Experience on Forest Therapy 網上森林療癒聚會

Each session is themed and designed in a way to engage your senses, plug into nature’s healing power and create space for listening and sharing, while allowing for as much privacy and freedom as you wish.

Date: 25 Nov 2020 (Wednesday)


- 11.00-12.30 (Cantonese)

- 14.30-16.00 (English)

Speaker: Ms Amanda Yik (Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide & Mentor)

Venue: Zoom

Quota: 30 students each


Workshop 3: Experience on Music Therapy

Date: 26 Nov 2020 (Thursday)


- 15.00-16.30 (English)

- 17.30-19.00 (Cantonese)

Speaker: Mr Kingman Chung (Director of International Music Therapy Centre)

Venue: Zoom

Quota: 30 students each


1. ‘Lighting Up’ Campaign

Content: Share your positive experience/story to light up others and get a light box

Period: 29 March to 30 April 2021


  1. Get a 'Lighting up' package in SAO counter (Core T, Room QT 308) from 29March to 30 April 2021 (09.00-19.00 Monday to Friday).
  2. Scan the QR code to access the online form
  3. Share your positive experience/story within 50 words in English/Chinese in the form.
  4. Draw a picture of your positive experience/story on the acrylic sheet, take a photo and upload the photo to the form

Students with most inspiring experiences/stories and drawings will be selected to get the light box for display in exhibition (or virtual exhibition) anonymously at the end of this academic year.

MHCP Lighting Up poster 1

2. Workshop: Experience on Expressive Art

Date: 13 April 2021 (Tuesday)

Time: 12.45-14.00

Speaker: Mr Terrence Zee (Registered Art Therapist – Expressive Art)

Venue: Zoom

Language: English

Target: All PolyU students and staff


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