Mental Health 101: Introduction Training Session | Mon, Jan 20


With all that is happening in today’s hectic world, Columbia University Alumni Association of Hong Kong would like to invite you to a session conducted by Mind HK on Mental Health 101: An Introduction to Mental Health.

Mind HK is a local mental health charity that is committed to improving awareness and understanding of mental health in Hong Kong. According to Mind HK’s research, 61% of Hongkongers have poor mental well-being. This training seeks to provide a foundational understanding of mental health, the stigma around it, and how and where to seek help in Hong Kong. 

Mental Health 101:

The session will cover:

  • The basics of mental health
  • Stigma around mental health
  • The spectrum of mental health, from anxieties, phobias and depression to more severe conditions
  • Self-help treatment options, including wellbeing tips, guided self-help, individual digital interventions and online support
  • Who does what: the difference between counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists
  • How to get help with mental health in Hong Kong and internationally
  • Case examples

Event details:

Date: Monday, January 20, 2020

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
(Registration will begin at 6:30pm and the training session will be held from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Instructors will stay until 8:30pm to answer any further questions.)

Location: 47/F Cheung Kong Center Conference Room

Cost: $100 for CUAAHK members and $200 for non-CUAAHK members
(All proceeds will go towards supporting Mind HK’s work in Hong Kong)

RSVP: Please purchase your tickets at

Drinks and light snacks will be provided.

The Instructors: 

Odile Thiang

Odile has been involved with Mind HK for the past 3 years as a clinical advisor, trainer and now as the Anti-Stigma Projects Coordinator. Odile has over 10 years of experience in child and adolescent care, as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Canada, and has a special interest in child and adolescent mental health. She has been a part of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect and the General Pediatric Medicine teams at the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, Canada), where she worked on quality improvement initiatives in mental health care. Odile is currently a Child & Adolescent Teaching Fellow at the HK Polytechnic University School of Nursing. 

Hannah Sugarman

Dr. Hannah Sugarman is a UK-trained Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Advisor for Mind HK. Her clinical training included working in a range of different settings with clients across the lifespan. Dr. Sugarman has worked in a community rehabilitation service in London, supporting a multi-disciplinary team to manage the psychological and cognitive aspects of physical health conditions. Since relocating to Hong Kong in 2017, she has worked with adults, offering psychological treatment for mild to moderate mental health difficulties. She has worked closely with Mind HK and the City Mental Health Alliance for over a year. 

See link to Mind HK’s website for more information:

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January 20, 2020 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

47/F Cheung Kong Center Conference Room

2 Queen's Road Central
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Will you come?

$200.00 Non-Member
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