Nov 07 2022 | Posted by WUN

Promoting Resilience and Mental Health of Students Through an Equity Lens

CUHK event

The mental health burden of children and adolescents is rapidly growing and increasingly disproportionate across the social ladder over the past years in Hong Kong. Research shows that resilience building is critical for the mental health and emotional well-being of students, especially the more socially vulnerable ones. To this end, this education seminar aims to engage different stakeholders via sharing of research and experience on the various approaches for resilience building and mental health promotions in school settings and in the wider community, with a specific focus on mitigating the inequalities in the mental health of students across the social ladder.

This symposium is part of the project  Health & Social Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Young People across the Socioeconomic Ladder: A Cross-Country Comparative Study.

Date: 19 November 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (CST)
Venue: Lecture Theatre 5, 2/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (with live streaming on Zoom)
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  • Dr. Gary Ka-Ki CHUNG – Postdoctoral Fellow, CUHK Institute of Health Equity, CUHK
  • Dr. Ngar-sze LAU –  Senior Lecturer, The Department of Educational Administration and Policy, CUHK
  • Ms. Zoe Mau –  Assistant Fundraising Manager, InspiringHK Sports Foundation
  • Prof. Albert LEE – Founding Director of the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, CUHK
Speaker bio

  • Dr Gary Ka-Ki Chung – Dr Gary Chung is an epidemiologist that investigates public health issues through an equity lens. His research focuses primarily on how socioeconomic disadvantages (e.g., low education, poverty and deprivation) affect population health and health inequalities from a life-course perspective. In addition to health-related quality of life, he is particularly interested in the socioeconomic patterning of obesity and cardiometabolic diseases, and more recently, in the extent of transmission and clinical severity of COVID-19. Awarded with the Research Grants Council Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2021/22, Dr Chung is currently serving as the Postdoctoral Fellow at the CUHK Institute of Health Equity.
  • Dr Ngar-sze Lau – Dr Lau is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Educational Administration and Policy of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr Lau has started teaching and research projects on mindfulness, mind-body-spirit health and positive education for undergraduates, pre-service teachers, and in-service teachers since 2007. Over the years, she helped organise several academic conferences and professional training for teachers.
  • Ms Zoe Mau – Zoe grew up in Hong Kong and received a Bachelor of Social Sciences (major in Anthropology and Social Theory) from the University of Melbourne. She is a committed sports lover with a passion for people and their cultures. She is responsible for managing the stewardship of donors, members and fundraisers at InspringHK Sports Foundation. Zoe grew up doing ballet since the age of four and picked up volleyball in secondary school. Now she avidly practices yoga, trail running and cycling whenever she finds time.
  • Prof. Albert Lee – Prof. Albert Lee is the Emeritus Professor at the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care and the Founding Director of the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion. As a practising clinician, educational innovator and research leader in Family Medicine, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Asia, Prof. Lee has a particular focus on the promotion of child and adolescent health through school settings linking to community and primary health care. He is also the first elected member from Hong Kong of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) USA, and serves as the Vice President of UNESCO-HK as well as the WHO Advisor/Consultant since 2003.