Orientation Camp 2015
The Orientation Day Camp of Health in Mind – Youth Mental Health Programme (HIM Programme) 2015-2017 was successfully held on 26th September 2015 (Sat) at Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong - Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village. 140 HIM advocates from 10 participating schools and 23 Jardine Ambassadors has joined this activity.
We are honoured to have Dr T L LO, Hospital Chief Executive of Kwai Chung Hospital & Mr Kenneth Bell, Chief Executive Officer of Tradeport Hong Kong Limited, to deliver their welcome speeches at the Opening Ceremony.
The main purpose of the Orientation Camp is to provide an opportunity for the students and the Jardine Ambassadors to get to know each other. Through the team building games, student ambassadors acquired problem solving skills, and understood the importance of team work, which would be essential to the planning & organizing school-based activities as well as volunteer service in the later part of the programme.
One of the most popular games was building & launching of “trebuchet”. All participants were divided into 10 groups. They were responsible for building up the Trebuchet by tiding the bamboo stick with strings. After that, they would need to target the group opposite to them and launch the water bombs. This required from them the division of labour and the accountability as a team. All of them enjoyed the game very much, especially during the hot September.
Orientation day camp is only the beginning of the HIM Programme. In the coming 2 years, students would participate in a series of interactive workshops and volunteer services, to equip them with proper knowledge on mental illness, to develop positive and caring attitude towards person in recovery, so as to promote mental wellness in school and to serve in the community, aiming at reduce stigmatization and enhance social inclusion.