Workshop 1: Psychosis & Myths and Facts
Health in Mind Programme organized the “Schizophrenia” workshop and the “Myths & Facts” workshop at Pui Tak Canossian College on 18th February, 2017 (Saturday). We are glad to have Dr. Catherine Chong, Associate Consultant from Department of Psychiatry, Kwai Chung Hospital and Ms. Esther Fung, Clinical Psychologist of Kwai Chung Hospital as speakers of each workshop.
Dr. Chong introduced the cause and the symptom of psychosis, and also various kinds of treatments. A role play was designed for teens to understand 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 schizophrenia as well as the ways to assist them in seeking help or on the way of recovery.
Ms. Esther Fung pointed out 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 prevent people from seeking assistance & early intervention, and affect the recovery & inclusion in society.
According to the post-workshop questionnaire, 96% and 93% of students agreed the workshop could help them to know more about schizophrenia and eliminate the misunderstanding on different mental disorders respectively, and 94% of students are satisfied with both workshops.