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Counselling and Psychological Services

 
Counselling and Psychological Services
  • Feeling stressful with online learning?

  • Having conflicts with your family?

  • Feeling worried as someone you know is a confirmed case?

  • Experiencing loss or grief?

 

Counselling and Psychological Services at CEDARS-CoPE is here to support all current HKU students who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discuss with our qualified professionals whether meeting face-to-face or through alternative means (e.g. phone/ zoom) best suit your needs.

We provide you with a safe and private environment. Our qualified professionals will keep your information strictly confidential. 

How to Approach Us?

You can contact us at 3917-8388 during opening hours or email to cedars-cope@hku.hk

Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 5:45pm
Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Closed on university holidays

Make an Appointment 

Support and Referral

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For Students Located Outside Hong Kong 

You are advised to seek counselling and psychological services from where you are currently residing.   

Click here for information on the emotional/crisis support provided by registered bodies in places that are categorized as Group A specified places (high-risk).

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“Weather The Storm” – An Online Psychological Self-help Resource Hub for all HKU students 

 

Weather changes, and so do our emotions. When you are experiencing turbulence in life, do you think your emotions are driving you away from, or gearing you towards your personal goals?   

 

Weather The Storm is an online psychological self-help resource hub where you can learn self-care skills for every emotional weather no matter what life hands you. 

 

To encourage you to start your self-help journey especially during this home-bound period due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a limited quota of free gifts is now ready for you to choose (while stocks last)! 

 

“Weather” you are feeling great, just okay, or a little bit blue, remember the sun will always rise again. 

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Person Enrichment Workshops
Same but Different

 

We all have made different adjustment during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet our needs to connect, to learn, and to thrive are the same.

Returning to the campus in the upcoming semester is going to bring new challenges to many of us. Choose our Person Enrichment workshops or activities that will help you Charm Your Way Out!

Highlighted programmes:

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PS. I See You – A Zoom Dating Experience

This virtual meetup allows you to meet people, get to know them and interact with them in a brand-new “blind-date” setting. It also facilitates your self-understanding and how you connect with others beyond the idea of “judging a book by its cover”.

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Good Mood Session

Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed out by course work, dissertation, interpersonal relationships, job hunting, or something else? Join our Cognitive Behavioral-based session that is designed to address mild psychological distress. Be the master of your own emotions and make the most of your life!

 
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Good Night, Sleep Tight

Can’t get to sleep all night? Feeling and looking tired all the time? Want some tips to have a better sleep?

 

This one-hour Zoom workshop is going to introduce sleep hygiene and effective ways to manage sleep problems to you, using the evidence-based Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Approach. You can receive personalized feedback from our Psychological Wellbeing Officers (PWOs) in a follow-up session by phone.

 
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Psychological First Aid Training

 

Psychological First Aid aims to provide initial support to a person who is affected by a traumatic incident (including COVID-19).

Join the 2-hour introductory workshop to know the common psychological responses to traumatic events, the guiding principles in helping and the skills for facilitating psychological recovery.

 
 
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Mental Health First Aid Training Course

 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to someone who is developing or experiencing a mental health crisis before the person can obtain professional assistance.

You can help your peers who are going through difficult times with appropriate skills and knowledge.

To promote peer support during the COVID-19 pandemic, the course fee will be refunded after you have attended the entire training.  Get the training to become a MHFAider for free!

 
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Mindfulness Series

 

Mindfulness can be described as being completely awake and present, moment by moment to what is happening within us and around us. It allows us to stay calm and make sane choices in face of daily stresses.

 

 
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RelaxaZONE
 

During the Reading Week and Assessment Period, Psychological Well-being Officers at CEDARS-CoPE will once again offer immersive relaxation sessions to help reduce your study stress.

 

Let’s be kind and caring to ourselves even on stressful days!

Self-help Resources

Find out the resources to gear up your psychological health.

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Past Events

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Master Your Worries

 

Can’t stop worrying?

Finding ways to spare yourselves from excessive worrying so that you can study or enjoy life better?

 

Join this one-hour zoom workshop to learn about anxiety and effective ways to manage your worries. And what’s more, you will receive individual follow-up on phone offered by our Psychological Well-being Officers at CEDARS-CoPE for personalized feedback!

 

Registration links:

Cantonese (3 November 2-3 pm): Click here

English (4 November 12-1 pm): Click here

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How to Stop Procrastination

Have you ever left assignments lingering on your to-do list for hours, or days, or even weeks?

 

The behavioral pattern of procrastination can be counterproductive and hinders you from achieving what you want. Nevertheless, there are effective ways to deal with procrastination.

 

Join this workshop for useful tips to break the vicious cycle and become a motivated learner again!

 
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Rest Well: A Dummy’s Guide to Quality Sleep and Power Naps

Feeling tense and find it difficult to fall asleep at night?

Pulling an all-nighter to write your essays and prepare for presentations? Or simply stay up late for some more “me-time”?

 

Join this workshop to find out more about sleep!

 
 
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CoPE Well Webinar Series

Looking for ways to cope better with challenges in university life? 

You are invited to join the CoPE Well Webinar Series delivered by experienced mental health professionals. Register for free to get inspired with ways to nurture your mental health. Let’s cope well together! 

  • 16 Sep, 1-2 pm                      How to Focus Like a Pro?
     

  • 23 Sep, 1-2 pm                      Worry Warriors: How to Cope With Anxiety?
     
  • 30 Sep, 12-1 pm                   How to Stay Calm Under Pressure?
     

  • 11 Oct, 6-7 pm                      How to Be Friends With Stress - The Art of Balance
     

  • 21 Oct, 6:30-7:30 pm       What if Tears Can Speak: What Does Sadness Tell Us and How to Cope?
     

  • 27 Oct, 6-7 pm                      How to Rebound Under Adversity? 


     

Coming Soon!

Past Events

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Enhancing self-esteem: The search for inner resources

Do you often see yourself negatively? Are you giving up opportunities because you are not confident about yourself? The way you see or think about yourself plays an important role in how you respond to everyday life and people around you.

 

This workshop endorses a cognitive approach which guides you to assess your self-esteem, identify and appraise your self-perception through reviewing your past history and experiences.

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Psychological Support Sessions for Students under Quarantine - You are Not Alone

Join this one-hour zoom support session to get through quarantine stress. The session aims to facilitate you to expand your inner resources and offer some suggestions of mindful activities, well-being tips, and self-help resources for the quarantine period.

Registration links:

[30 Jul 3pm]  [5 Aug 11am]   [12 Aug 3pm]   [17 Aug 11 am]   [23 Aug 3pm]