Department of Education Studies establishes partnership with McGill University to promote mental health education in Hong Kong
With an aim to advocate the importance of mental health among local practitioners and researchers in the field of Education and Social Science, the Department of Education Studies has recently teamed up with McGill University, one of the most prestigious institutions in Canada, to implement a mental health education programme in Asia.
The primary goal of this programme is to improve the professional capabilities of staff working in schools or community centres, including social workers, teachers, administrators or counsellors in their handling of their client cases. It emphasizes the use of evidence and research-based insights in offering best practice or alternatives to the clients. A train-the-trainer model is also adopted, in which participants are guided to become leaders who will then train up the staff in their respective organizations upon the completion of the programme.