Introductory Workshop and Hospital Visit
To raise Teens’ awareness and knowledge of mental health, HIM Introductory Workshop cum Hospital Visit was held on 13th October 2012 at Kwai Chung Hospital. Mr. Francis WOO, Senior Nursing Officer (Psychiatric) of Kwai Chung Hospital was invited to be our speaker to introduce the cause, type, symptoms, treatment methods of mental illness. Around 150 teachers and students participated.
Through talk, group discussion and video playing, Mr. WOO inculcated correct mental health message to students; eliminated their misconception and stigmatization on mental illness. Meanwhile, speaker taught on communications skills and attitude towards psychiatric patients, these skills were very useful as students have to communicate with service users in coming volunteer services.
Visit to Patient Resources and Social Centre and wards of Kwai Chung Hospital was arranged after the workshop. Students had a better understanding on the environment and facilities of psychiatric hospital through the visit.
According to the findings of workshop survey, 97.8% of students enjoyed the workshop; 99.3% of students reflected the content of workshop benefited them; More than 30% of participants “Enjoyed very much” on visiting Kwai Chung Hospital. In overall, 97.9% of students satisfied with this activity.