– This is often the misconception and lack of understanding of mental illness. What mental health sufferers need is greater understanding and awareness of their condition and the necessary support and care, not living their lives in fear and exclusion. In the vast majority of mental illness sufferers, they do not exhibit any violent tendencies. What is prevalent among them is the sense of inferiority, a lack of confidence, loneliness, frustration and helplessness.

The subject of mental illness remains taboo in the Chinese community, to the extent that it is not discussed as it is perceived to not exist. Most people do not realise the importance of understanding mental illness and how to provide mental health care.
So, how do mental illness problems initiate? Do you know how many types of mental illnesses there are? Can mental illness be summarised so simply with the word “crazy”? Once an individual has suffered from mental illness, is their future now over?

CMHA is running an employment project to help previous mental health sufferers to find employment back into the workplace. – What are mental health issues? Overwhelming pressure in life, extreme fear or anxiety, insomnia, low self-esteem caused by past traumatic experiences, depression; all the above can be categorised as psychological and mental distress. If you are a London resident and feel that you personally are troubled by psychological or mental distress, or you are a mental illness patient, if you are job-seeking, please contact the project leader for the CMHA employment project, Ms Wong.

The CMHA Mental Health employment program aims to reintegrate people into society. We also work to improve people’s recognition and understanding of mental health, in particular, with the employment program seminar on February 4th held at the CMHA office. Are you interested in learning more about Mental Health, dispel the misconception and increase your knowledge? Would you like to know how CMHA can help your mental health and prepare you for the job market? Please contact Ms Wong and register to join this free seminar!

 

Chinese Mental Health Employment Seminar and Training Scheme

Date: Friday February 4th 2011
Time: 4.30pm – 6pm
Addres: CMHA
155 Curtain Road,
Londond,
EC2A 3QY
(The closest tube station is at Old Street on the Northern Line)
Tele: 020 7613 1008 (Ask for Khim)

 

Authors: khim, Yang&HeiTung翻譯/translates

Read more http://cmhaemploymentproject.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-post.html

 

說到精神病,你的聯想是甚麼?暴力?病者突然發病抓刀殺人?狂叫亂喊?精神病人難以預料,離開他們愈遠愈好?──這是一般人對精神病的觀念,不正確的觀念!精神病人需要的,是認知與理解,支持與關懷,不是恐懼與排斥。絕大部份的精神病人,並無暴力傾向,有的,是自卑、信心的喪失、孤獨、無奈、無助。

精神病是一般華人忌諱談論的課題,彷彿不談,這問題便不存在;一般人都沒有意識到對精神病要加以認識,如何照顧精神健康更是必須重視。
關於精神病,精神病是怎麼發生的呢?你知道有多少類精神病?你對精神病的認識可是簡單的「發瘋」兩個字?可認為一旦患上精神病,便前途完蛋?

華心會心理健康就業計劃的成立旨在幫助精神病康復者或精神受困擾者投身職場──甚麼是精神受困擾?生活壓力過於龐大,極端恐慌或焦慮,失眠,過去的創傷經歷導致你信心大失,十分憂鬰;這些都是心理及精神困擾。──如果你是倫敦居民,覺得自己心理或精神備受困擾,或是精神病康復者,準備求職,請聯絡華心會心理健康就業計劃負責人王小姐。

華心會心理健康就業計劃為幫助有關人士重投社會懷抱,亦為提昇大家對精神健康的關懷與認識,特於二月四日舉辦華心會心理健康就業計劃講座;有興趣對精神健康多加了解?想對精神病多些認識不再無知?想知道華心會心理健康計劃如何幫助你投身職場?請致電華心會王小姐報名參加此免費講座!

華心會心理健康就業計劃講座

日期:2011年2 月4日(星期五)
時間:下午四點半至六點
地址:華心會
155 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3QY. (最靠近地鐵鐵站為Northern Line黑線之Old Street)
電話:020 7613 1008 (王小姐/Khim)