Workshop 1: Substance Abuse
To enhance Teens’ awareness on harmful impact of substance abuse, "Health in Mind – Youth Mental Health Promotion Programme” organized workshop on Substance Abuse on 26th November 2011. It was honored to have Dr W. H. CHEUNG, Associate Consultant (Psy) of Kwai Chung Hospital, to be the speaker.
Dr. CHEUNG introduced what is substance abuse to the students from 10 participating schools, which aimed to increase students’ awareness on the harmful impacts on drug abuse, and to eliminate their misunderstanding on this issue. To let students knowing more about the negative effects on drug abuse, an ex-drug abuser was invited to share the past experience on drug abuse.
Other than group discussion, each group presented the ways to reject temptation by drama. At the end, Dr. CHEUNG elected two best performance groups as winners and made conclusion of the workshop.
To evaluate the effectiveness of workshop, questionnaires were distributed to the students. According to the results, the majority (97.4%) of participants enjoyed the workshop. In addition, 98.3% of participants expressed the workshop content was beneficial to them; while most of the participants (97.5%) satisfied with the workshop.