In this chaotic world: Wellness and Healing

Recent studies have shown that practices of mindfulness are beneficial in improving one's emotional management skills as well as reducing level of depression and anxiety.  According to the HKFYG Wellness Mind Centre's research in late 2019*, 50% of youth who sought help on issues relating to ongoing social unrest, have been beset with various levels of depression, while others expressed a loss of  motivation to pursue future aspiration. Now, with the seemingly never-ending challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, wellbeing in young people is becoming more urgent.

At the beginning of the new academic year, 2020/21, and with support from strategic partner and sponsor, the Lee Hysan Foundation, the Federation's School Social Work Unit launched the "Mind Healing Programme", which adopts the concept of wellness and practice of mindfulness. The purpose is to nurture young people's self-awareness, equip them with different means of expressing emotions and also assisting them to manage their emotional needs.

The one-year programme offers an array of activities for the young participants, including, mind healing workshops and retreats. In particular, the retreats will provide participants with the unique opportunity to leaving their busy school day, lessons, homework and activities behind for a while, to become immersed in healing mindfulness practices in nature.

We understand the importance of strengthening the support circle for youth, so the programme will also organize wellness workshops for teachers and parents as well, and will include capacity-building workshops for youth work practitioners. Join us, and let's work together to heal the young souls.

Enquiries Law Wing-yan or Emilie Hung 2395 0161

* Chinese press release of the research findings, 7 November 2019

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