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Minding Your Mind
Mental Health First Aid Online Training
Date and Time
Session 1: 14 May (Friday)
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Session 2: 15 May (Saturday)
10:30am - 12:00noon
Venue
Online via Zoom (link to be provided after confirmation)
Registration period
15 April - 22 April
How to enrol:

1. Register for the Members'CARE@hkjc Volunteer Team
2. Click here or call 1812 to obtain the Volunteer Team Enrolment Form
3. Complete and return form via memberinfocare@hkjc.org.hk or fax on 2966 7032
4. After successfully registering, you will receive invitations to upcoming activities

Minding your mind

Our online training session better equips Member volunteers to help those with mental health problems

Hong Kong is a fast-paced city and those who live here feel constant pressure from various aspects of life. During COVID-19, the amount of stress has increased as many are worried about their health, job safety, the wellbeing of their loved ones and, of course, what the future holds once the pandemic subsides.

In response to the rising interest in mental health issues, Members’ CARE@hkjc Volunteer Team has invited The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong to arrange an online training for Member volunteers. Established in 1954, this non-profit organisation aims to promote and educate the public on mental health and provide rehabilitation services to the mentally ill.

As a staunch supporter of The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong, the Club’s Charities Trust has made two donations to the organisation – a funding of HK$9.56 million to help implement the three-year project called Jockey Club ‘Get, Set, Go’ for a Healthier Life for the elderly with mental health problems, and HK$8.3 million to set up and operate a supported apartment for former mentally ill people in Shek Wai Kok Estate for three years.

During this online training session, Member volunteers will learn how to identify depression, mood disorders and mental illness, and how to communicate with those suffering from these ailments. They will also get to know the symptoms and treatments of depression, as well as how to self-assess any signs of depression. What’s more, they will have a better understanding of the community resources and choices of professional support available to help people suffering from these conditions.

After the training, Member volunteers will be able to better manage their emotions and relieve stress, and will be able to better communicate with people suffering from mental health problems when they volunteer in the future.