Workshop 1: Myths and Facts & Psychosis
Health in Mind Programme organized the “Myths & Facts” workshop and the “Schizophrenia” workshop at Precious Blood Secondary School on 10th March, 2018 (Saturday). We are glad to have Ms. Sarina Drummond, Clinical Psychologist of Kwai Chung Hospital and Dr. Catherine Chong, Associate Consultant from Department of Psychiatry, Kwai Chung Hospital as speakers of the workshops.
Ms. Drummond debunked some common myths about mental disorder, and gave the students a short quiz on it. To sum up, she explained to the teens that mental disorder is a common phenomenon, but the misunderstanding on it leads to stigmatization which prevented people from seeking assistance & early intervention, thus affect the recovery & inclusion in society.
Dr. Chong introduced the causes and the symptoms of psychosis, and also various kinds of treatments through games. A role play was designed for teens to experience how the delusions & hallucinations would affect a person with psychosis on his daily life. Through the game, Teens understood the challenges faced by the person with psychosis and how to support them in seeking help and on the way of recovery.
According to the post-workshop questionnaire, 97.9% and 95.1% of students agreed the workshop could help them to know more about schizophrenia and eliminate the misunderstanding on different mental disorders respectively, and 86.5% of students are satisfied with both workshops.