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Webinar on Community Support to Manage Psychological Distress in Youths at Times of Crisis

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Webinar on Community Support to Manage Psychological Distress in Youths at Times of Crisis



The recent social situation in Hong Kong may have caused various levels of emotional disturbances in many people of Hong Kong. The youth is among one of the vulnerable groups to emotional and psychological stress related to the recent social unrest.


People including the youth with psychological and mental health distress need treatment by professionals such as clinical psychologists, social workers or medical doctors. Caregivers of the youth in the community and families play a complementary role in supporting the youth to relieve from emotional stress or identifying early signs of emotional problems that require further intervention.  


The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) is organising a Webinar titled “Community Support to Manage Psychological Distress in Youths at Times of Crisis” on 4 October 2019 at 6pm to 7:15pm. We welcome teachers, youth workers, parents and all people interested in the topic to join the webinar.


The web-based seminar will be broadcasted live on our Facebook Fan Page. While participants can sit back at your place of choice to listen to the sharing of the webinar speakers, questions and answers session will also be open for online participants to leave questions in the comment box.


Event Date and Time: 
Date: 4 October 2019 (Fri)
Time: 18:00 to 19:15
Click into our Facebook Event Page here at the time of the Webinar or search “Youths at times of Crisis”


Rundown and Speakers:

18:00 - 18:30

(session will be conducted in English)

Manchester: Outreach, Screening, and Follow Up Support for High Volume Psychological Distress

Dr Alan Barrett, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Strategic Clinical Lead. Manchester Resilience Hub

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, & Strategic Clinical lead for Adults at the Manchester Resilience Hub for which he was a key driving force in establishing. Responsible for coordinating the NHS psychological and mental health care for those directly affected by the Manchester Arena Attack of May 2017. Alan is additionally the Clinical Lead for the largest Military Veterans Psychological Therapies Service in England since its launch in 2011. With over 20years of clinical experience, Alan is also an Honorary Professor at the School of Health Science, University of Salford, UK.

18:30 - 19:15

(session will be conducted in Cantonese)

如何關注近日社會事件對年青人的心理影響 Psychological Concerns on Youths regarding Recent Social Unrest in Hong Kong   

Prof Petrus NgHong Kong Association of Doctors in Clinical Psychology

Prof. Ng is currently the Professor and Head of Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University, and has been teaching and supervising social workers and mental health professionals for over 20 years. Prof. Ng has also been trained in and qualified as a family therapist and a cognitive therapist. He was trained as an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and since helped introduce it as a treatment in HK and has trained local practitioners. Prof. Ng has served as the Fellow and President of Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association since 2018. His research focuses on psychiatric rehabilitation, mental health counseling and group work, and whole-person development, and has publications and book chapters in high ranking international journals and refereed books.

18:30 - 19:15

(session will be conducted in Cantonese)

心理實用錦囊 Useful tips for School Teachers and Youth Workers to help Youths in facing the Recent Social Unrest in Hong Kong

Dr Stephen Mann, Hong Kong Association of Doctors in Clinical Psychology

Dr Mann is currently the Assistant Director of Student Affairs of Hong Kong Baptist University. More than 25 years of experiences, Dr. Mann is a seasoned Clinical Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, and Occupational Therapist who have expertise training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, and Acceptance and commitment therapy. He has obtained association and national registration in psychology in Hong Kong, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Dr. Mann is also an experienced educator, researcher, and psychological crisis first aider. Given his professional experiences, he has been a renowned commentator, speaker and writer in the local Hong Kong community.


For any queries about the webinar, please contact us at [email protected] or (852) 2871 8857.


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