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While we are all continuing our fight against COVID-19, the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (New Life) has launched a dedicated "COVID-19 Well-being Tips” website to share mental well-being information. We hope every one of us can enjoy holistic 3(body), 3(mind) and 0(spirit) well-being, here, now and always.




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Due to continuous impact of COVID-19, people may become more upset, worried, or stressed. New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association have prepared a series of eGPS - Covid-19 Well-being Tips to help you get emotional support when you are home.

Know more about eGPS: http://www.egps.hk

eGPS - Covid-19 Well-being Tips – Learn to Live with Anxiety

Affected by the continuous COVID-19, people have more anxieties. Lots of people in Hong Kong are worried about whether they have enough epidemic prevention materials, whether they could be infected or the possibilities of being laid off, etc.

You can try to categorize the anxieties. If they are controllable and resolvable, you can try to figure out the solutions and tackled them down. Otherwise, there is no rush to get rid of these anxieties when they are out ofyour control.

Please feel free to contact eGPS if you feel that these anxieties are affecting more and more greatly on your normal life. The head of our Mental Health will guide you to learn how to manage emotions and support you through the tough moments.

 

eGPS - Covid-19 Well-being Tips –free online Seminars

New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (NLPRA) Psychological Service team will holds free online seminars to discuss how to face and live with anxiety during the pandemic. Time: 20:00-20:30 every Wednesday, from 8 April to 13 May.

All the free seminars were completed, please visit website of the association and Facebook portal for replay.


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Seminar (1): Everyone Work From home, but how to Well At Home?
Date: 8 April, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 8:00-8:30pm
Speaker: Ms. Gladys Yeung, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Clinical Psychologist, and Mr. Will Sham, Psychological Well-being Officer

Introduction: In facing pandemic, our lifestyle has somehow changed – working people working from home and it is difficult to adapt; parents taking care of children who stopped going to school and feeling exhausted; the normal exercise, dining, social gathering we used to do has been distorted in terms of rhythm. Dull, self-blaming, helplessness, loneliness etc…how do deal with the whirlpool of the emergence of all these kinds of emotions? This lecture will exercise your brains and creativity, in helping you to live the same relaxed life even if staying at home.



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Seminar (2): When will the study be ended? It’s so nervous
Date: 15 April, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 8:00-8:30pm
Target Group: Current DSE students
Speaker: Mr. Stanley Chan, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Educational Psychologist, and Ms. April Leung, Psychological Well-being Officer

Introduction: Planned early on how to spend the longest summer vacation in life, and with the current pandemic, we don’t know when the exam will even be started. Continued to study under the condition of also watching Liu Zongyuan’s Western Hill Visit at home everyday, and its mentioning of "Cold and quiet, miserable deep loneliness”…(hey, stop mentioning again DSE content will affect me in suspecting my life, ok?) In facing the uncertain future, tension and anxiety have increased tremendously. I estimate that many DSE candidates are the same. It is better to register and listen to the talk of psychologist, understand more how the popular silence points can cope with tension and anxiety. Just lower the book for yourself by half an hour, and learn using silence to take care of yourself.



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Seminar (3): What to do if I can’t sleep at night!?
Date: 22 April 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 8pm to 8.30pm
Speaker: Mr. Keith WONG, Clinical Psychologist, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, and Ms. Maggie CHAN, Psychological Well-being Officer

Introduction: In the virus outbreak situation, the relevant news and information will inevitably make us worried. Additionally, prolonged stay at home, changes in lifestyle or habits can also disrupt our physiological clock, and lead to severe sleep problems such as difficult to fall asleep, or poor sleep quality. The seminar will explain the factors that affect sleep and ways to improve sleep, so that people can maintain good sleeping habits in this pandemic situation. Relaxation exercises will also be taught to help relieving symptoms caused by anxiety and allowing the body to relax and rest.



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Seminar (4): How to build your resilience?
Date: 29 April 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 8pm to 8.30pm
Speaker: Ms. June TANG, Clinical Psychologist, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, and Ms. Crystal WONG, Psychological Well-being Officer

Introduction: In recent years, there has already been a number of setbacks in Hong Kong. With the virus outbreak and the economic downturn, Hong Kong people are facing an unprecedented crisis, so how can we survive? The seminar will introduce the elements of resilience, how can you build this up personally, with your family and even at a wider level, have flexibility and an optimistic mindset, take good care of your physical and mental health, and maintain connections to support each other in this difficult situation.



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Seminar (5): How to deal with concerns?
Date: 6 May 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 8 pm to 8:30 pm
Speakers: Dr. Amanda CHEUNG, Clinical Psychologist of the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, and Ms. April Leung, Psychological Well-being Officer

Introduction: If you close your eyes now, what are the concerns that bother you? Maybe you're afraid of accidentally touching the bacteria, worrying that your children's home-schooling is not keeping pace, or worrying about job income instability... When the concerns hit, the more you think about them, the more uptight you get, as if you’re trapped. In this lecture I will discuss with you on how to sort out recurring concerns. By learning to classify them, you will be able to deal with different concerns more effectively. The lecture will also share how to use the A.C.C.E.P.T.S. techniques in dialectical behavior therapy to alleviate the emotional distress that may arise from daily annoyances.



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Seminar (6): Life is uncertain, how to face the unknown future?
Date: 13 May 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 8 pm to 8:30 p.m.
Speakers: Dr. Candice POWELL, Clinical Psychologist of the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, and Mr. John Yiu, Psychological Well-being Officer

Introduction: Looking back, there are so many things in life that we can't predict. Who could have predicted that a modern big city would be locked down, and who would have imagined that toilet paper would be looted? What will the future hold, and who will remain with you? Too much unknowns can often be unmanageable and unsettling. How to face the uncertainty of life? Perhaps we can take some inspiration from the concepts that we often use in therapy - acceptance and commitment.



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