Kindness is good for you and for others, and spreads general well-being. I love the quote from this BBC article: ‘Be kind to one another,’ I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. It doesn’t matter.’ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50266957
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People with mental health issues may be referred to a counsellor or professional therapist to talk about what’s going on and to discuss ways of dealing with these issues in order to help you feel better in yourself and manage the feelings and emotions that are affecting you. The following article was kindly provided by […]
Learned optimism is a way of re-training the brain to think differently and the ability to see the possibilities of good ahead. No matter who you are or circumstance, anyone can learn the skills to become a more optimistic person in time. For example, if someone has lost a close relationship, instead of putting themselves […]
On World Suicide Prevention Day, let’s remind ourselves that we can all do more to help keep people safe. A simple starting point is to listen, talk and care.Listen. When someone mentions an emotional problem, listen with interest and non-judgementaly. By giving them your full attention you’re showing support. Offer to help or get them […]
What an amazing day of football and fun at the Yau Yee Friendship Cup! Thanks to our great friends at KELY Support for organising activities to raise awareness about mental health. Thanks to the YYL organising team for supporting us, making it all happen and running such a fabulous competition!
A depressive mood or feelings of anxiety may occur from time to time or be more long term. Whatever you’re experiencing, it’s important to have effective ways of coping that protect your mental well-being. Positive coping strategies are when you are actively taking care of and being kind to yourself. Getting out into the great […]
After months of hard work and pressure preparing for and taking exams, further stress on young people comes with results: not meeting your own or others’ expectations; worries about what’s ahead, even if you’re on the path you wanted; post-exam deflation. This new level of stress can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem […]
The following article is well worth a read. The article advocates prevention as a key approach in mental health and the important role schools have. It makes the insightful analogy that with physical health, we are what we eat, whereas with mental health, we are what we think, and what we think may not always […]
May was a sad, tragic month for Hong Kong with more young people taking their own lives. There remains much more to be done to prevent these totally unnecessary and avoidable deaths. We need greater joined up thinking within government, for them to reach out to NGOs, academia and other centres of excellence to keep […]
Interesting article https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/apr/27/technology-threatens-child-development-psychology-expert-warns?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Interesting research on child development. Kids need more non-judgemental time with adults. Technology can get in the way of child/parent time.