Co-host: HK Dialogue Hour X HWHK x HeartChat 聊心
Benita Chick, Vincent Li, Raindy Yu, Tze Wei, Fiona
As Hong Kong tries to contain the corona-virus outbreak, medical experts say many in the Asian financial hub are reeling from increased anxiety and an unprecedented level of mental health issues. The SARS-CoV-2 epidemic came after months of tumultuous anti-government protests that had already led to a sharp increase in depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they said. A University of Hong Kong survey found that a third of adults in the special administrative region reported symptoms of PTSD in Feb 2020, up from 2 per cent in 2015, while 11 per cent reported depression, up from 2 per cent during the Occupy protests in 2014.
This Dialogue Hour is not just about how to manage mental stress during this difficulty, but we’ll be having an intimate discussion on how our mental health is being affected by COVID 19 or even from protest. We’ll be doing small group discussion as well as a guided meditation in the end for our well-being.
We would like to explore the issue of depression and anxiety too using the DASS assessment, after which we can have an in-depth discussion about depression and anxiety.
Dialogue Hour不僅涉及如何解決在此困難中的精神壓力，而且還將就COVID 19甚至是社會運動如何影響我們的心理健康進行深入討論。 最終，我們將進行小組討論並進行冥想。
About HK Dialogue Hour
The Dialogue Hour is a HK-based community initiative started in November 2019 to create a “safe space” for dialogue, discussions and debates on hot topics facing our city today – hopefully made easier with a glass of wine or two!
About HeartChat 聊心
HeartChat 聊心 is an online platform connecting professional clinical psychologists, counsellors, therapists and coaches with their individual and corporate clients through the provision of online professional counselling and coaching service and tailor-made workshops, courses and employee wellness program (EWP).
Founded by Raindy Yu, has been in the helping profession for more than 15 years. Owing to the deep interest in exploring human behaviors, emotions and soul activities, Raindy got wide scope of training from mental health; counseling, NLP, Mindfulness, mediation, spirituality, and health coach. She is also a Social Entrepreneur since 2008 endeavour to do social good to grassroot. In 2018, She finished her first book “Living in Mindfulness Everyday.”