MVS2: HIM Sports Day 2016-2017
“HIM Sports Day 2016-2017” was held on 11th February, 2017 (Saturday). The purposes of the activity are to enhance Teens’ understanding on mental illness through interaction with Person-in-recovery, reduce stigmatization and misconception on mental illnesses, thus promote an inclusive society.
111 Teens in HIM Programme and 77 Person-in-recovery from different organizations were divided into 22 teams and participated in 6 games including tag-o-war, 2-man-3-feet, bean bag throw etc. Students and Person-in-recovery had to understand each other’s strengths & weaknesses, before planning and working together to tackle the challenges they have.
By participating in these athletic games, Teens not only enhanced their understanding on mental illnesses, but also had an opportunity to socialize with person-in-recovey. Both the Teens & Person-in-recovery built up self-confidence through achieving tasks & social interactions which are essential for inclusions.