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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 the importance of mental health on campus
  • Enhancing the psychological wellness of the PolyU community
  • Equipping participants with basic knowledge about mental health and the way to cope with mental health issues

Mental Health Week (2021/22 semester one): Thriving with Nature


Thriving with Nature

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.

Date: 11 October 2021 (Monday)

Speaker: Dr Siu Nicolson (Vice President and Co-Chair of the Hong Kong Association of…

Talk: How connecting with nature helps our mental health?


Date: 15 October 2021 (Friday)

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

Workshop: Experience on Horticultural therapy


Campaign Period: NOW until 30 October 2021

Students who have completed the instructions and answered all questions in the sharing form will be awarded a small plant (succulent plants)

Connect with Nature in PolyU

Campaign Period: NOW until 30 October 2021


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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