Workshop 2: Depression & Anxiety
In order to equip the Teens with indepth knowledge on the 2 most common mental disorder, Health in Mind Programme organized the “Depression & Anxiety” workshop at Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School on 26th January, 2019 (Saturday). We are glad to have Dr. Cheryl So, Senior Clinical Psychologist of Kwai Chung Hospital to be the guest speaker, to share her experience in working for patients with depression and anxiety.
Through games, video clips and group discussion, the Teens were taught symptoms of depression. Dr. So introduced several common “Mind Traps” – negative thinking patterns that may lead to depression loops, and the proactive & constructive ways that can help Teens to prevent depression, as well as the methods to help taking care of person with depression. As a demonstration, certain teens were selected to dance in front of the mass which explained the anxiety responses from body and mind. Through this experiential learning, Teens gained insights on how to cope with pressure in daily lives, as well as the skills in assisting others to overcome those stress step by step.
According to the post-workshop questionnaire, 98.6% of students agreed that the workshop could help them know more about depression and anxiety, and 85.3% of students were satisfied with the workshop.