Personal Growth & Well Being

The Personal Growth and Counseling provides a wide range of services as follows:

  • Counselling Services
  • Referral to in house clinical psychologist service
  • Mental Wellness programs
  • Personal Development Workshops
  • Personal Enhancement Program
  • Peer Mentor Scheme
  • Self-Help Pamphlets (M.E.R.I.T.)

FAQ:

Seeking counseling service does not mean the student is problematic. Counseling is a process for personal growth and development, facilitating better self-understanding, overcoming blockings in the past, enhancing personal strength and exploring personal potentials, introducing appropriate resources, and learning better ways to deal with life difficulties, etc.
The counsellor’s role is to help students clarify their goals. Counselor will listen to the needs and concerns of the student and walk along with them to develop and strengthen their abilities, so that they can “help themselves” to solve the immediate problem or problems in the future.
Senior-year entry students are highly recommended to meet our counsellor through “Personal Growth Enhancement Programme” for a better adjustment :
https://sao.hsu.edu.hk/pgc/pep/

Personal Enhancement Program with topics related to mental wellness is also available to students:
https://sao.hsu.edu.hk/our-services/counselling/online-pep/

Please refer to our introduction on counselling services for further information:
https://sao.hsu.edu.hk/pgc/

Student is welcome to make an appointment with our counsellors by the following means: 

  • Make phone contact with a Student Counsellor. 
    • 3963-5174 (Dacon)
    • 3963-5593 (Rita)
  • Direct visit our office at M612 (6/F, Block M) during office hours (Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) and our counsellor will help you arrange an appointment within 1 week.

For the first appointment, students need to fill in some basic information and a survey about their recent mental health, and counsellor will discuss with students the appropriate coping strategies. Normally, a counselling session will last for 45 to 60 minutes.

The ethics of professional counselling clearly states that all information obtained/discussed during counselling sessions must be kept strictly confidential. “NO” information about students would be shared to the third party without the students’ consent.

Please note that there are rare circumstances where the counsellor has an obligation to breach confidentiality, such as court order and imminent danger to oneself or others.