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Event 2023

Professional Certification Training on the Core Autism Parenting Skills (CAPS) intervention for parents with adult children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This is a parenting training group, developed by clinical psychologist Dr. Raymond Chan and his research team, specially designed for parents of individuals (aged 15 or above) with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The training aims to enhance parental effectiveness in four roles: observer, rewarder, empathy and companionship, based on theories such as Role Theory, Positive Behavior Support, and Mindfulness, so that parents can better grasp the attitudes and skills to support their child.

Date and time: 9am-12:30pm; 2pm-5:30pm, 20-22 April, 2023 (Thursday to Saturday)
Venue: Jockey Club New Life Institute (332 Nam Chong Street, Sham Shui Po)
Speakers: Dr. Raymond Chan (Clinical Psychologist); Ms. Brenda Tsang (Counselling Psychologist); Ms. Celia Leung (Clinical Psychologist) ; Ms. Doris Huang (Registered Social Worker)
Target: Clinical Psychologists, Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors, Allied Health Professionals, Students of related professional programs, and professionals who are supporting young adults of ASD and their family members


Adult ADHD Mindfulness Therapy Group

This group is for adults facing ADHD to practice meditation to improve self-observation and concentration skills, thereby reducing impulsive behaviors and the impact of ADHD conditions on their daily life.

Date and time: 6:30pm-9:30pm, 4,11,18,25 May and 1,8,15,29 June 2023 (Every Thursday, 8 sessions)
Venue: New Life Space 330 (1/F, 194 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon)
Instructor: Susanna Choy (Clinical Psychologist)
Target audiences: Aged 18 or above, Diagnosed with ADHD, IQ score 85 or above


Virtual Reality Experience Sharing Session on Employment Training for Persons with Autism

This sharing session will summarize the experience and effectiveness of this program. We release the VReach group training manual to share the practical experience of applying virtual reality technology (Virtual Reality, referred to as VR) to autism groups, promote using innovative and technological elements to train and support people with autism, and open up the future direction of service development. Practitioners from the sector are welcome to join the event.

Date and time: 10am-11:30am, 25 March 2023 (Saturday)

*Remarks: Schools/service units participating in the sharing session will receive a VReach group training manual for free, while supplies last.


Subject Talk on Prevention and Treatment of Gynecological Cancer

Gynecologists will explain the symptoms and disease information of ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer in this talk. Plus, Ms. Candy Kwan, the director of a breast cancer patient group "粉紅社”, will share her experience during chemotherapy, hoping to help women reduce anxiety and uneasiness when facing the illness.

Date and time: 7:00pm-8:30pm, 21 March 2023 (Tuesday)
Speaker: Dr. Tse Sin Ying (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) and Ms. Candy Kwan (粉紅社)


Mindfulness Course: Research Project on Reducing Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This is the second phase of the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy study and will explore the effectiveness of Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy on reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Participants is required to complete the questionnaires before, after, and 6 months after the course ends. Participants’ grouping will be assigned by lots drawing.This research is organized by the Faculty of Medicine, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Car, and Thomas Jing Centre for Mindfulness Research and Training of CUHK. New Life clinical psychological service team was invited to assist the research project.

Recruitment of Research Subject:

  • Aged 18 or over, able to read Chinese and can communicate in Cantonese
  • Doctor's evaluation will be arranged prior to the research
  • Research fellows will conduct a questionnaire for applicants to screen eligible participants

1/ Meditation Practice Group
Date: 27 February 2023 (Information Day); 6, 13, 20, 27 March, 3, 17, 24 April and 8 May (Every Monday)

2/ Safety Oriented Therapy Group
Date: 1 March (Information Day); 8, 15, 22, 29 March, 12, 19, 26 April and 3 May (Every Wednesday)
 (The detailed location will be notified by the staff after successful registration.)


eGPS: Course on Handling Stress and Anxiety

This course will let participants know more about anxiety and stress with doing relaxation exercises. It will help you understand and improve your habits, emotions, thoughts and bodily sensations, thereby reducing anxiety and daily stress.

Date and time: 10:00am-12noon, 25 February, 4, 11, March and 1,15 April (Every Saturday)
Instructor: Psychological Wellbeing Officer
HK$300 (Fee waiver will be offered to individuals whose average monthly income is less than HK$18,100.)


ADHD Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group for Adults

This CBT group is designed for adults with ADHD (Adult Attention-deficit Hyperkinetic Disorders, referred to as ADHD), aiming to enhance the patient's ability development, improve organization and planning ability, manage focus and distraction, and improve procrastination thinking.

Target: Aged 18 or above, diagnosed with or have symptoms of ADHD

Date: 4, 11, 18 January; 1, 8, 15, 22 February; 1, 8, 15, 29 March; and 12 April 2023 (Every Wednesday, 12 sessions)
Venue: New Life Space 330 (1/F, 194 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon)
Instructor: Tang Long Yin (Clinical Psychologist)


The Wellness Center Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony cum Children’s "330” Well-being Tour

The Wellness Centre, seven integrated community centers for mental health operated by New Life, will hold a Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony cum Children's 330 Well-being Tour on 25 February, 2023. We have invited Playright Children’s Play Association to install a mobile play space to provide an interesting free play experience for children, and improve children's physical and mental health. Other than that, Jockey Club Mental Wellness Project for Women, Jockey Club Embracing H.O.P.E.S Project, New Life and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals’ TWGHs Wellness Express will have booths on that day to promote mental health to the public.

Date: 25 February 2023 (Saturday)
Ceremony Time: 12noon-1pm
Booth Time: 1:30pm-4:20pm
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui (near the Clock Tower)

Playright Game
Target: Children aged 3-12 and their parents


Webinar on ‘Physical and Mental Health Tool for Everyone: five ways to well-being’

Mental Wellness "Lay Leader” Training and Promotion Project – Mental Wellness in Action, a mental health training and promotion campaign jointly organized by New Life and The Education University of Hong Kong, will hold an online webinar on five ways to well-being. Participants will also get a taste of doing fitness exercise with our personal trainer to improve your physical and mental health.

Date and Time: 21 February 2023 (Tuesday) 7pm-9pm
Speaker: Aled Tang (Clinical Psychologist), Tony Wong (Personal Trainer), Denise (Guest Speaker)
Target: General public


Caregiver Sharing Activity: Connect Our Body and Mind

The yoga group instructor will lead the participants to relieve stress while doing stretching and sharing their life moments as a caregiver. The instructor is a trained volunteer with professional yoga instructor qualifications, and also a caregiver of who was suffered from emotional distress.

Date and Time: 6, 13, 20 and 27 February 2023 (Every Monday) 3:00pm-5:00pm
Venue: Room 707, Enterprise Square 2, 3 Sheung Yuet Rd, Kowloon Bay
Speaker: Ms Lai (Registered Social Worker)
Quota: 6 (Individual interview before the activity is required)
Target group: Family members or caregivers of emotionally distressed persons


Subject Seminar: Practical Applications of Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Since 2017, the Jockey Club Emotional GPS Psychological Support Program (eGPS) has implemented Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (LICBT) services in Hong Kong with reference to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) in the UK with remarkable results. This seminar will introduce eGPS services and low-intensity cognitive behavioral therapy in detail.

Date and Time: 17 February 2023 (Friday) 11:30am-1pm
Speaker: Mr Keith WONG (Clinical Psychologist)
Target group: People who are interested in knowing or applying low-intensity cognitive-behavioral therapy, including social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, counselors, nurses and general public.


Subject Talk on Menopause Healthy Diet

Nutritionist will explain the physiological and psychological changes of menopause to women, and suggest dietary recipes for relieving various menopausal symptoms, such as breast swelling and pain, urinary incontinence, vaginal problems, osteoporosis, emotional instability, etc., in order to facilitate women maintaining physical and mental health.

Date and time: 7 February 2023 (Tuesday) 7:15pm-8:30pm
Speaker: Marjorie WONG (Nutritionist)


Mental Wellness Self-management Workshop

This program, co-organized by New Life and The Education University of Hong Kong, is adapted from Self Help Plus, a group-based stress management course developed by World Health Organization. It aims to support people with mild psychological stress and provide them with stress management skills that reduce the impact of unwanted thoughts and feelings; and cope with life stressors in accordance with one’s personal value.

Date and time: 3, 10, 17, 24 February and 3, 10 March (Every Friday) 7pm-9pm
Venue: The Wellness Centre (Yau Tsim Mong) G/F - 1/F, Flourish Mansion, 9 Cheung Wong Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Duration: 6 sessions in total, usually one session (2 hours) per week
Target group: Aged between 18-60, under mild psychological distress, willing to learn skills to improve mental wellness (Subject to further screening by program staff, and proficient with Chinese reading and writing)


ADHD Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group for Adults

This CBT group is designed for adults with ADHD (Adult Attention-deficit Hyperkinetic Disorders, referred to as ADHD), aiming to enhance the patient's ability development, improve organization and planning ability, manage focus and distraction, and improve procrastination thinking.

Target: Aged 18 or above, diagnosed with or have symptoms of ADHD

Date and time: 4, 11, 18 January; 1, 8, 15, 22 February; 1, 8, 15, 29 March; and 12 April 2023 (Every Wednesday, 12 sessions) 6pm-8pm
Venue: New Life Space 330 (1/F, 194 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon)
Instructor: Tang Long Yin (Clinical Psychologist)


Financial Literacy group: Emotional Spending VS Healthy Financial Management Skills for Women

In this activity, instructor will be sharing on several topics related to healthy spending for women, such as relationship between personal emotions and consumption habits in order to improve their financial management skills and wellbeing.

Date and time: 19 January, 2 and 16 February, 2 March (Every Thursday) 7pm-8:30pm
Venue: Room707, Enterprise Square 2, 3 Sheung Yuet Rd, Kowloon Bay
Speaker: Mr Kwok (Registered Financial Social Worker)


eGPS: Course on dealing with Insomnia

This course will use the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy to explain the causes of insomnia and ways to improve sleep. Participants will be guided in groups to apply what they have learned to their daily lives and adjust their sleep habits, so as to reduce the impact of insomnia on their daily lives.

Date and time: 7, 14 January and 4, 11, 18 February, 2023 (Every Saturday) 10am-12noon
Instructor: Psychological Well-being Officer
Fee: HK$ 300 (Fee waiver will be offered to individuals whose average monthly income is less than HK$18,100.)


CUHK x 330 Chinese New Year Pop-up Mini-Market

New Life will participate this Chinese New Year mini-market this year with CUHK Alumni. With the themes of originality, handmade, "CUHKer” and 330, we are selling gourmet food and products from our sheltered workshops.

Date and time: 11am-5:30pm, 16 January 2023 (Monday)
Venue: inno330 (Unit B, LG/F, InnoPort, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin)


Basic Course on Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®)

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® (WRAP®) is an evidence-based, self-help plan designed by people in recovery from the US. In this basic course, participants will develop their "Wellness Toolbox" and make a plan to equip themselves to face challenges in life. The content of the basic course includes: introduction to WRAP®; introduction to the five core concepts of recovery (hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, support); discover your own "Wellness Toolbox”; formulate daily health plans and action plans for crisis events.

Date and Time: 9am-5pm, 14 January, 2023 (Saturday) and 9am-1:30pm, 15 January, 2023 (Sunday)
Venue: Jockey Club New Life Institute of Psychiatric Rehabilitation (332 Nam Chong Street, Kowloon)
Instructor: Accredited facilitator from The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, US
Target group: Aged over 18 and willing to improve their physical and mental health status
Fee: HK$ 200 (Fee waiver will be offered to individuals whose average monthly income is less than HK$18,100.)


Mental Health Talk: No Fear of Pain and Insomnia

Presented by occupational therapist, this talk will explain and teach women how to live with pain and insomnia through a combination of "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy". As such, women can develop their personal potential in life, set up "appropriate challenges" for themselves, so as to improve their emotion status.

Date and Time: 7pm-8:30pm, 5 January 2023 (Thursday)
Speaker: Mr. Cheung Chin Chung (Registered Occupational Therapist, HK)
Target: Female aged 18-64
Quota: 80 (Seats will be arranged on a first-come, first-served basis. A confirmation WhatsApp will be sent to successful applicants. If the notification is not received before the event, the registration will be unsuccessful without prior notice.)


 

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Event 2022

Mindful Parenting Course

This course focuses on the stress response of parents in raising their children. Parents will learn how to get along with their children and take care of themselves effectively in a mindful manner, thus improving family relations.

Date and Time: Usually in the morning or evening on weekdays, or in the morning on weekends
Duration: 8 sessions in total, usually one session (2.5 hours) per week
Venue: New Life Space 330 (1/F, 194 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon), or CUHK Thomas Jing Centre for Mindfulness Research and Training
Speaker: Registered social worker or psychologist with experience in mindfulness teaching
Target: Parents with children aged 4 to 17 who are willing to participate in research projects


WRAP® Wellness Recovery Action Plan

In the three-hour workshop, five key concepts of recovery will be introduced: hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support. Participants will develop their "Wellness Recovery Action Plan” and take the first step towards a healthy life.

Date and Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 17 December 2022 (Saturday) (Same content for both sections)
Instructor: Accredited facilitator from The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, US
Target: Aged over 18 and want to improve their physical and mental health status
Fee: $50 (Fee waiver will be offered to individuals whose average monthly income is less than HK$18,100)


Education Talk on Women's Personal Finance: Emotional Spending

This talk will analyze consumption behavior of women from emotional aspects, and teach how to set up a personal financial plan, so that everyone can enjoy the festive season and manage money wisely during the upcoming Christmas and Chinese New Year.

Date and Time: 7pm - 8:30pm, 8 Dec, 2022 (Thursday)
Speaker: Recognized Financial Social Worker
Quota: 80 (Seats will be arranged on a first-come, first-served basis. A confirmation WhatsApp will be sent to successful applicants. If the notification is not received before the event, the registration will be unsuccessful without prior notice.)


Mental Wellness Self-management Workshop

This workshop is adapted from Self Help Plus, a group-based stress management course developed by World Health Organization. It aims to support people with mild psychological stress and provide them with stress management skills that reduce the impact of unwanted thoughts and feelings; and cope with life stressors in accordance with one’s personal value.

Duration: Nov 2022 to Dec 2022, tentatively on Friday nights or Saturday mornings
Sessions: 6 sessions in total, usually 1 session per week with 2 hours each
Target: Aged between 18-60, under mild psychological distress, willing to learn skills to improve mental wellness, proficient with Chinese reading and writing (subject to further screening by project staff)


Stress and Anxiety Management Course

Participants will learn more about anxiety and stress through subject talks, discussions and relaxation exercises to recognize and improve their habits, emotions, thoughts and physical sensations, and relief anxiety and stress in their daily life.

Date and time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, 12, 19, 26 November, 2022 and 3, 10, 17 December, 2022 (Every Saturday)
Instructor: Psychological Wellbeing Officer
Fee: HK$300 (Fee waiver will be offered to individuals whose average monthly income is less than HK$18,100.)


Adult ADHD Mindfulness Therapy Group

This group is for adults facing ADHD to practice meditation to improve self-observation and concentration skills, thereby reducing impulsive behaviors and the impact of ADHD conditions on their daily life.

Date and time: 9:45 am-12:45 pm, 22 October to 10 December 2022 (Every Saturday, 8 sessions)
Venue: New Life Space 330 (1/F, 194 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon)
Speaker: Ms. June Tang (Clinical Psychiatrist)
Target audiences: Aged 18 or above, Diagnosed with ADHD, IQ of 85 or above


Basic Course on Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®)

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® (WRAP®) is a self-help plan designed by people in recovery from the US. In this basic course, participants will develop their "Mental Health Toolbox" through WRAP® to maintain and improve their mental wellbeing health and learn to cope with changes in life by positive thinking.

Date and time: 9:00 am-5:30 pm, 26 November, 2022 (Saturday) and 9:00 am-1:30 pm, 27 November, 2022

Instructor: Accredited facilitator from The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, US
Target: Aged over 18 and want to improve their physical and mental health status
Fee: HK$ 200 (Fee waiver will be offered to individuals whose average monthly income is less than HK$18,100.)

Wellness Recovery Action Plan Workshop

In the three-hour workshop, five key concepts of recovery will be introduced: hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support. Participants will develop their "Wellness Recovery Action Plan” and take the first step towards a healthy life.

Date and time: 10:00am - 1:00pm OR 2:00pm - 5:00pm, 5 November 2022 (Saturday)(Same content for both sections)
Instructor: Accredited facilitator from The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, US
Target: Aged over 18 and want to improve their physical and mental health status
Fee: HK$50 (Fee waiver will be offered to individuals whose average monthly income is less than HK$18,100.)


Subject talk on "Cherish Yourself - Begin with "Awareness": Can you feel your body's need?”

Led by a registered clinical psychologist, participants will practice different mindfulness exercises to focus on their body feeling and learn to cope with pain. This event is suitable for those who want to experience mindfulness.

Date and time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 29 October 2022 (Saturday)
Speaker: Ms. Beatrice Ng-Kessler (Clinical Psychologist)
Target audience: Aged 18 or above


dayday330 "330 Micro-break X Art” Exhibition · SOLO ART WORKSHOP

The exhibition is divided into three zones: "Body(3)”, "Mind(3)” and "Spirit(0)” with different interactive installations. Participants are encouraged to experience 330 micro-break in various ways. We also collaborated with "Shall We Talk” launched by the Department of Health. We invited mystery guests to record their heartfelt messages, and we then listen to their voices through the small loudspeaker devices in the venue to share and connect with each other. The exhibition will also feature new ceramic sculptures by dayday330 and Kazy Chan (a multimedia artist who specializes in telling stories through sculptures). On Saturday, October 15, we will specifically hold a self-guided workshop called "Solo Art Workshop”, where you can take a "330 micro-break” by creating your own artwork. The topics are: "Life is Fun- Succulent Plant in Measuring Cup”, "Mosaic Coaster Painting”, "Soft Floating Plant Vase Ornament” and "Hand Knitted Cotton and Linen Pattern Coaster”. The exhibition is even more interesting than we can describe, so take action now, come and join us with your friends and family!

Date and time: 12:00 am – 8:00 pm, 15 to 21 October 2022
Venue: 1/F, Maritime Square 1, No.33 Tsing King Road, Tsing Yi
Target: General public


Subject Talk on "Home Exercise for Pain Relief”

Fitness trainer will teach home exercises that can improve a variety of pain problems.

Date and time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, 21 October 2022 (Friday)
Speaker: Fitness Trainer
Target audience: Female aged 18-64


Subject talk on "Trauma-Informed Care”

This talk will explore the relationship between trauma and mental health, and introduce the concepts and principles of Trauma-Informed Care. Professor Samson Tse will share the findings of the Trauma-Informed peer research project completed earlier with New Life.

Date and time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, 20 October 2022 (Thursday)
Guest Speaker: Professor Samson Tse (Dean of Student Affairs cum Professor of Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong)
Target: Staff, members, service users, family relatives and carers


Subject Talk on "Stress Relieving Tips for Depressed Parents - How to Interpret Emotions and Confrontational Behaviors in Children and Adolescents"

Dr. Chong King Yee, Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor of Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, will conduct a talk for parents on how to interpret the emotions and confrontational behaviors of children and adolescents, and to provide tips for reducing stress and relieving depression.

Date and time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, 8 October 2022 (Saturday)
Speaker: Dr. Chong King Yee (Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor of Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong)
Target: General public aged 18 or above (Parents, teachers, social workers and those concerned about the mental health of parents are welcome to join)
Quota: 50 (Seats will be arranged on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority enrollment will be given to the beneficiaries who are currently receiving subsidy from the Psychiatric Medical Subsidy and Community Support Project.)


Webinar on "Physical and Mental Health Tool for Everyone: Self-Care”

Mental Wellness "Lay Leader” Training and Promotion Project – Mental Wellness in Action, a mental health training and promotion campaign jointly organized by New Life and The Education University of Hong Kong, will hold an online webinar talking about self-compassion and some common myths about it. Participants will also experience self-compassion and yoga practice, feel a closer connection with themselves in order to cultivate self-compassion.

Date and time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, 6 October 2022 (Thursday)
Speaker: Ella Tsang (Storyteller.Clinical Psychiatrist), Heidi Chan (Storyteller.Story Sharer) and Maria Chan (Senior Yoga Instructor)
Target: General public


Subject Talk on "Postpartum Low Back Pain and Urinary Incontinence Relief”

Physiotherapist will explain the causes of postpartum low back pain and urinary incontinence for women who are planning for pregnancy and expectant mothers, as well as effective ways to prevent and relieve muscle soreness.

Date and time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, 5 October 2022 (Wednesday)
Speaker: Mr. Tony Mak (Physiotherapist)
Target: Female aged 18-64


Jockey Club eGPS Psychological Support Project –WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)- Basic Training Course

"Wellness Recovery Action Plan®” (WRAP®), is an evidence-based self-help programme developed people in recovery of mental illness (PIR) in US. WRAP® focuses on training participants to develop their own "Wellness Toolbox” in order to cope with life changes, to maintain positive thinking and holistic well-being.

Date and Time: 20 August 2022 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 5:30pm ; and 21 August 2022(Sunday) 9:00am - 1:30 pm
Venue: Jockey Club New Life Institute of Psychiatric Rehabilitation (G/F-1/F, 332 Nam Cheong Street, Kowloon)
Speaker: WRAP® facilitators
Quota:Aged 18 or above who are interested to enhance well-being
Fee: $200 (Fees will be waived for anyone whose monthly income is less than $18,000)


Tips for working out at home – Yoga Practice

Fitness Coach will teach some helpful tips for working out at home through online Zoom.

Date and time: 10:30 am – 12:00pm, 13 August 2022 (Saturday)
Speaker: Sammi Wong, Fitness Coach (Australian Training for Fitness Professionals, ATFP - Fitness Pilates Mat-Work Instructor)
Target: Aged 18 or above
Quota:25 persons (First priority for beneficiary of "Mental Health Tour" Experiential Project, and will be sent confirmed email to successful applicant.)


Unified Protocol 4-day Therapist Training in July 2022

This workshop allows you to have a comprehensive understanding of Unified Protocol (UP) and its application in adult, adolescent, and group format. UP is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety disorders, and other emotional disorders developed by Professor David Barlow from Boston University.

Date and time: 9:30 am – 5:30pm, 22,23,29 &30 July 2022 (Friday and Saturday)
Speakers: Professor Patrick Leung(Director of Graduate Studies in Clinical Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong);Dr. Candice Powell (Clinical Psychologist, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association);Dr. Sophie Cheung (Clinical Psychologist, Hospital Authority)
Target:Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, counsellors, or other mental health professionals or clinical students


Talk: What can I do to keep Well-being during the COVID-19

To educate participants how to take care themselves well-being and enhance immunity and resilience under the pandemic, "Mental Health Tour" Experiential Project has invited Clinical Psychologist to share with all about the ways to do.

Date and time: 4pm – 6pm, 18 June 2022 (Saturday)
Speaker: Ms. WOO Mei Sum, Doris(Clinical Psychologist)
Target:Aged 18 or above


Autism Acceptance Month 2022 – Online Talk Series 3: Support for Autism amid the epidemic

Theme: Experience sharing session on Supporting Employees with Autism amid epidemic.

Date and time: 2pm to 4pm, 30 April 2022 (Saturday)
Speakers: Ms. Cheng Sin Yee(Training and Employment Officer of iSPA Support Centre for Persons with Autism), Ms. FUNG(General Manager of Fung Heung Yuen Bakery Limited)
Quota:Employees, Parents of children with PWAs, NGO frontline workers and General public


Autism Acceptance Month 2022 – Online Talk Series 2: Support for Autism amid the epidemic

Theme: Briefing Session for iSPA Volunteers by Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

Date and time: 2pm to 4pm, 23 April 2022 (Saturday)
Speakers: Mr. CHAN Chun Chung
(Center Manager of iSPA Support Centre for Persons with Autism),Ms.Leung Yin Shan(Social worker)
Quota:General public


Jockey Club eGPS Psychological Support Project – Stress Management Workshop

Date: 9 April 2022 (Saturday)
Speakers: WRAP® facilitators
Quota:Aged 18 or above who are interested to enhance well-being


Autism Acceptance Month 2022 – Online Talk Series 1: Support for Autism amid the epidemic

Theme:How to build up a good and effective communication with autistic children

Date and time: 2pm to 4pm, 9 April 2022 (Saturday)
Speakers: Ms. CHOY Shan Shan
(Consultant Clinical Psychologist of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association)
Quota:Parents of children with PWAs, NGO frontline workers and General public


Jockey Club Mental Wellness Project for Women – Free Online Talk: Stay Home Stay Well-being

Date and time: 7:15pm to 8:45pm, 6 April 2022 (Wednesday)
Speakers: Mr. Tony Mak, Physiotherapy
Quota:Woman aged between 18-64


Jockey Club eGPS Psychological Support Project – Wellness Recovery Action Plan - WRAP®

"Wellness Recovery Action Plan®” (WRAP®), is an evidence-based self-help programme developed people in recovery of mental illness (PIR) in US. WRAP® focuses on training participants to develop their own "Wellness Toolbox” in order to cope with life changes, to maintain positive thinking and holistic well-being.

Date: 19 March 2022 (Saturday)
Time:10:00 am - 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Select your desired session)
Speakers: WRAP® facilitators
Quota:Aged 18 or above who are interested to enhance well-being
Fee: $50 (Fees will be waived for anyone whose monthly income is less than $18,000)


Professional webinar - The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders: Harnessing Technology to Increase Access to Care

We invited Dr. Liz Eustis, Ph.D. who is the director of the Unified Protocol Institute at Boston University to share her experience of working in its pilot in the internet therapy. She will introduce the concept of the Unified Protocol and descript the recent development of the online version of the UP.

Date and time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am, 11 March 2022 (Friday)
Speakers: Dr. Liz Eustis, Ph.D. (Director of the Unified Protocol Institute, Boston University)
Professionals: psychologists, counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, or psychology students are all welcome. No prior knowledge is required.

The talk will be conducted in English.


PROcruit C – Health and Wellness Talk: Take notice

Participants will learn the importance of "taking notice” and the ways to nurture it as a habit in daily life.

Date and time: 11:30am to 12:15pm, 18 January 2022 (Tuesday)
Speakers: Clinical Psychologist and Wellness Planner
Quota:25-30 persons who are interested to enhance well-being


Jockey Club eGPS Psychological Support Project – Wellness Recovery Action Plan - WRAP®

"Wellness Recovery Action Plan®” (WRAP®), is an evidence-based self-help programme developed people in recovery of mental illness (PIR) in US. WRAP® focuses on training participants to develop their own "Wellness Toolbox” in order to cope with life changes, to maintain positive thinking and holistic well-being.

Date: 15 January 2022 (Saturday)
Time:10:00 am - 1pm or 2:00 - 5:00 pm (Select your desired session)
Speakers: WRAP® facilitators
Quota:Aged 18 or above who are interested to enhance well-being
Fee: $50 (Fees will be waived for anyone whose monthly income is less than $18,000)


Jockey Club Mental Wellness Project for Women – Mental Wellness Talk: The secret of scaling new heights for middle-aged women

The talk will introduce how women should face the middle-aged crisis and the ways to reach the prime of life with a positive attitude.

Date and time:7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, 13 January 2022 (Thursday)
Speakers: Ms. Shirley Loo (General Secretary, The Family Development Foundation)
Quota:Woman aged below 64 who are interested to enhance well-being

Venue: EFCC Tung Fook Church Kowloon East Church,2/F, TY Wider, 58 Tsun Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon


PROcruit C – Health and Wellness Talk: Be active and mindfulness

The talk will introduce various well-being methods including "Being Active” and "Mindfulness”, and the participants are encouraged to experience these tools onsite.

Date and time:11:00 am to 11:45 am, 12 January 2022 (Wednesday)
Speakers: Clinical Psychologist and Wellness Planner
Quota:25-30 persons who are interested to enhance well-being


PROcruit C – Health and Wellness Talk: Connect and Keep Learning

Participants will learn the importance and the ways to enhance well-being, and also how to maintain social connection and keep learning during the times of the pandemic.

Date and time: 11am to 11:45am, 4 January 2022 (Tuesday)
Speakers: Clinical Psychologist and Wellness Planner
Quota:25-30 persons who are interested to enhance well-being


 

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Event 2021

PROcruit C – Health and Wellness Talk: The Importance of Gratitude

The talk will introduce the ways to enhance well-being. Participants will learn to realize their inner strengths in order to attain holistic well-being.

Date and time:7pm to 7:45pm, 22 December 2021 (Wednesday)
Speakers: Clinical Psychologist and Wellness Planner
Quota:25-30 persons who are interested to enhance well-being


Arts330 - Art Training and Development Program Exhibition

Funded by Arts Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities, New Life launched in January 2020 the "Arts330 - Art Training and Development Program” for a period of 24 months, showcasing a total of 150 pieces of artworks created by people in recovery of mental illness (PIR). Through visual art activities, participants can improve their art techniques and creativity as well as the art appreciation level.

Date and time: 11am to 7pm, 3 – 6 December2021 (Friday to Monday)
Venue: Exhibition Gallery 2, Hong Kong Central Library (66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay)


HSBC Hong Kong Community Festival

Through joining the Festival and organizing the experiential activities, New Life aims to promote the integration of traditional and modern technology to the public. To enhance social inclusion, youths and people in recovery are invited to prepare for the two activities.

Date and time: 12noon – 5pm, 14 November 2021, Sunday
Venue: Charter Road Pedestrian Precinct in Central


gift330: "gift” me a moment – People in Recovery Art Exhibition

Art can be an enlightening experience. It can also be found in every detail of our life. By learning to relish the taste of life, everyone can be an artist.

In 2020, the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association brings the artworks from people in recovery(PIR) to the world through the gift330 project. Themed with ‘eat’, ‘travel’ and ‘living’, PIR’s art pieces are transformed to lifestyle products and their creativity are being connected with our society and lives.

Date: 6 – 14 November 2021
Time: (i) 6 – 13 November: 11am – 8pm or (ii) 14 November: 11am – 5pm
Venue: G/F, 618 Shanghai Street, Mongkok (Mongkok MTR Station Exit C2)


Jockey Club eGPS Psychological Support Project- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

The course will explain the causes of insomnia and introduce methods to improve sleep from the cognitive-behavioral perspective. Also, it will guide participants to apply what they have learned in class to their daily life, adjust their sleep habits and reduce the negative impacts of insomnia.


Jockey Club Mental Wellness Project for Women - Good Sleeping Talk (Conducted in Cantonese)

Date: (i) 23 October 2021 (Saturday) or (ii) 27 October 2021
Time: (i) 10:30am – 11:45am or (ii) 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Target: Woman aged between 18-64


Jockey Club Mental Wellness Project for Women - "Your Name and My Family Name – Narrative Approach of Female’s Role”

Date and time: 2:30pm – 4pm, 28 October 2021 (Thursday)
Venue: The Wellness Centre (Kwai Chung) - G/F, Fu On House, Tai Wo Hau Estate, Kwai Chung
Target: Woman aged between 18-64


Recovery Webinar: The Trauma-Informed Path to Healing and Healthy Relationships

Trauma and childhood adversity are not rare. Most people who make contact with the mental health system, including staff, clients, family members and allies have already been impacted by some form of trauma today. In this webinar, the speakers will share the overview of the nature and impact of trauma, how early childhood experiences can impact health across the lifespan, and the role trauma-informed organization play in mitigating or eliminating sources of trauma in their policies, procedures, and practices.

Date and time: 9:15-10:45am, 25 August 2021 (Wednesday)
Speakers: Beth Filson & Helga Luest


Effectiveness and side effects of psychiatric medication commonly used in children and adolescents

Many children and adolescents are suffering from common mental illnesses like Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Although psychiatric medication can effectively stabilize their condition, it may also cause unwanted side effects to our body. A local psychiatrist, Dr. Candy Lin, would analyse the effectiveness of psychiatric medication and suggest ways to deal with the potential side effects.

Date and time: 10:00am-12:00nn, 31 July 2021 (Saturday)
Speaker: Dr. LIN Hoi Yun, Candy (Psychiatrist)
Target:Adolescents, secondary school and primary school parents, social workers and teachers


Online Recovery Seminar Series: Dialogue with Professor Larry DAVIDSON

Adhering to more than ten years of recovery work, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association has been committed to integrating the recovery model into its services. After more than ten years of exploration and localization, how would service users, family members and service providers review these experiences and continue to participate in the journey of recovery? Professor Larry DAVIDSON from Yale University School of Medicine will discuss the status of promoting "Recovery-oriented practice" in Hong Kong with all participants.

Date and time: 9:15-10:45am, 28 July 2021 (Wednesday)
Speaker: Professor Larry DAVIDSON
Host: Dr. LO Wai Fan, Alison
Language: English (Simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese)


"Children are Listening" Mental Health Education Seminar

To educate parents the importance of family relationships on children's health and emotional development, Jockey Club Embracing H.O.P.E.S. Project has invited Mrs. YAU Ng Lai Tuen Monica, part-time lecturer from the social work department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong to discuss with all participated parents about the influence of parenthood on children’s mental health development based on the public education teaching kit developed by Asian Academy of Family Therapy.

Date and time: 12:30-4:00pm, 9 June 2021 (Saturday)
Venue: The Wellness Centre (Kwai Chung)
Target: Interested persons/family


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