Jockey Club eGPS Psychological Support Project
1:1 Guided Self-Help Treatment
We will provide an estimate of 6 to 8 sessions of guided self-help treatment sessions. In the first meeting, psychological well-being officer will assess you mood disturbance, and choose the suitable treatment with you. In the following meetings, you can choose to meet with our officers face-to-face, through telephone or video calls. Our psychological well-being officer will assist you in learning how to use the self-help tools in these meetings.
Interpersonal Effectiveness Group
Interpersonal relationship is an important part in our life. However, sometimes we might feel distressed because of ineffective communication or conflicts with others.“Interpersonal Effectiveness Group” will introduce a variety of interpersonal skills to improve communication with others. Skills like expression, empathetic listening, negotiation, and assertiveness would be discussed in the group through psychoeducation, group discussion, and role-play. We will guide you to apply interpersonal skills in daily life and to achieve effective communication with others.
Transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group
Research shows that nearly 50% of the people suffering from mood disorders are experiencing more than one mood problems, such as having both depression and anxiety disorders. Traditional psychological treatments target at one particular problem only. In recent years, however, many European countries and the U.S. practise the Transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is an all-rounded form of psychotherapy which incorporates different treatment elements, and targets at the common factors behind different mood disorders.
Stress Management Course
Living in a fast pace city, it is very stressful for Hong Kong people to handle work, family, studies and relationships at the same time. Our "Dealing with Stress and Anxiety" course will introduce the concept of stress and systematically teach you some stress-relieving tools to keep your body, mind and behavior free from anxiety. At the same time, we will also tackle common mood problems which include panic and depressive mood.
Mindfulness-Based Cogntive Therapy Group
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) incorporates both mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy as its therapeutic element. Through teaching mindfulness skills and carrying out psychoeducation activities, participants' self awareness can be improved and they can be better at identifying their emotions and ruminations. We advise participants to take a step behind, to observe their come-and-go thoughts and emotions, to accept their self and their surroundings which include the physical pain they encounter, their work, and their interpersonal relationships. From which, they learn how to gently get along with themselves and face their upcoming challenges and stress more skillfully.
Empirical evidence also shows that MBCT help to reduce depression and prevent its recurrence. Recently, MBCT has also been used to treat other symptoms such as anxiety disorders and insomnia.
Sleep Management Course
Insomnia is a common problem faced by many urbanites. You might have tried different ways to improve your sleep, but they are not really helping. "Dealing with Insomnia and Sleep Hygiene Course" will explain the causes of insomnia and introduce methods to improve sleep from the cognitive-behavioral perspective. In the form of a small group, we will guide you to apply what you have learned in class to your daily life, adjust your sleep habits and reduce the negative impacts of insomnia.
Wellness Recovery Action Plan®
"Wellness Recovery Action Plan®”, or WRAP®, developed by Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD is a personalized wellness development programme and handbook. Its five key concepts including hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy and support are employed to enhance participants’ awareness and abilities in dealing with health problems, daily maintenance plan and crisis planning.
WRAP® focused on training participants to develop their own ‘Wellness Toolbox’ in order to cope with life changes, to maintain positive thinking, and to stay as healthy as possible. The study revealed that participants had gained significant improvement in symptom reduction, hopefulness, positive thinking and self-confidence.