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South China Morning Post/Young Post (May) – Ms. Katie Leung
Asking for a Friend: Help! I don’t like that my sister lies to our parents. What should I do?
  • This week, we help a student who wants their sister to tell their parents the truth about how late she stays out
South China Morning Post/Young Post (April) – Ms. Katie Leung
Asking for a Friend: Help! My parents punish me when my older brother does something wrong
  • This week, we help a student who says their parents scold them when their sibling misbehaves
South China Morning Post/Young Post (March) – Ms. Katie Leung
Hong Kong therapist explains why saying ‘I don’t care’ can hurt communication – and relationships
  • People may use the phrase as a shield to protect themselves or as a means of surrender, but it can lead to frustration and hurt feelings
  • Every week, Talking Points gives you a worksheet to practise your reading comprehension with exercises about the story we’ve written


South China Morning Post/Young Post (November) – Ms. Katie Leung
Asking for a Friend: Help! How can I stop being so jealous of my classmate?
  • This week, we help a teen who is so envious of another student that they can’t even be friends anymore
South China Morning Post/Young Post (October) – Ms. Katie Leung
What are the roots of cyberbullying, and how can emotional regulation help bullies change?
  • Hong Kong social worker and psychotherapist explains why many might not be aware of their actions and how they can handle their feelings in a better way
South China Morning Post/Young Post (September) – Ms. Katie Leung
Asking for a Friend: Help! How do I tell my parents I need a psychologist for my eating disorder?
  • This week, we help a student who wonders how to ask their family for help
South China Morning Post (August) – Dr. Brent E. Horner
How Instagram’s ‘glimmers’ trend is helping people manage stress and anxiety with comforting life moments that feel ‘like a hug’
  • The smell of rain, a hot shower, seeing ducks on a lake – these are examples of ‘glimmers’, happy moments in daily life that can help keep us calm and centred
  • As posts about them flood social media, advocates, including a psychologist, describe how recognising life’s ‘little pleasures’ can promote mental health
Carmel School Association (May) – Ms. Katie Leung

Join panel of experts Dr. Sylvia Doo (Specialist in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics), Arcadia Kim (Founder and CEO at Infinite Screentime), Katie Leung (Psychotherapist) and Joe Tang (Social Worker, HK Christian Service) as they discuss screen time, cyber bullying, and technology trends in this panel moderated by Ben Hammond.


South China Morning Post (October) – Dr. Brent E. Horner
Meditation, exercise, journaling, practising mental hygiene (as you do dental hygiene), mindful play – 5 experts’ tips for good mental health
  • On World Mental Health Day 2022, October 10, almost a billion people will be living with a mental illness, and professional help can be hard to find
  • Tips for mental health self-help and helping others include talking about your mental health, being friends with yourself, and listening without judging
Expat Living (September) – Dr. Andrew Stock & Dr. Brent E. Horner
Let’s Talk About High Functioning Anxiety

We hand the reins over to the team from Therapy Partners, a HK-based provider of psychological therapies, evaluations and more, for a discussion and debate over a particular term that’s gaining resonance in the mental health sphere.

South China Morning Post (May) – Dr. Brent E. Horner
Almost half of new Hong Kong immigrants in Britain have symptoms of depression or anxiety, survey finds.
  • But more than half of Hongkongers report an improvement in their mental health after moving to the country.
  • Study by graduate student and advocacy group Hongkongers in Britain is the first UK-wide one on the mental health of new immigrants from city.
South China Morning Post/Young Post (March) – Ms. Katie Leung
How to negotiate with your parents for more freedom once Hong Kong’s Covid cases drop
  • You may think your parents are overreacting by keeping you home all the time, but they’re just doing their best during a scary situation
  • Here’s how to ask for some wiggle room to see friends and go outside once Hong Kong’s coronavirus situation stabilises


South China Morning Post (November) – Ms. Katie Leung
What your hairstyle says about you and your mental health and why we make radical hair decisions, from mullets to pixie cuts
  • A new image can represent a new way of looking at ourselves, while radical changes often represent someone going through a significant event like a break-up
  • The increasingly popular choice to go grey may be a sign of self-confidence – or suggest a lack of self-care rooted in mental health struggles
Hong Kong Confidential (May) – Ms. Katie Leung
The Social Worker

Katie is known for her warm and empathetic approach by being fully present, actively listening, and in tune to things you might not notice. Katie works from a client centred, non-judgmental stance and has a quick ability to connect with the people she works with. We discuss her work with members of the LGBTQ+ community using narrative therapy to offer them support. Katie also shares her experience working with deaf or hard of hearing children and adults.

UWA Alumni Relations (October) – Dr. Andrew Stock

As COVID-19 continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people across the globe, additional concerns are being raised about job security, hybrid workforces, and the economic landscape in Hong Kong. Moderated by Dr Andrew Stock [BSc ’08, BSc(Hons) ’09] Director and Clinical Psychologist, ClinPsych Services, Jacqueline Teo, Global Chief Digital Officer, HGC Global Communications, Associate Professor Carmela Pestell, Director, Robin Winkler Clinic and Associate Chair of the Academic Board, and Joshua Sims, General Manager, Hong Kong & Taiwan, Santa Fe Relocation, share insights on what you need to know – and how it may affect your mental health.

South China Morning Post/Young Post (May) – Ms. Katie Leung
Why crying is good for your mental health
  • Shedding a few tears can help release stress and emotional pain, safeguarding against depression, says one Hong Kong-based social worker
  • Many people – especially boys – may try and suppress their emotions, but it’s hard to build meaningful connections without being vulnerable
South China Morning Post (January) – Dr. Andrew Stock
Complicated grief: how therapy helped quell my nightmares two decades after my father’s sudden death
  • Grief is natural after losing a loved one, but sometimes it can last longer than expected, or crop up many years later
  • The author experienced this 20 years after her father died in a car crash, and visiting a therapist gave her peace
South China Morning Post/Youth Post (January) – Dr. Andrew Stock
Signs of a narcissistic parent and what you can do to protect yourself
  • If you’ve ever felt like you’re not good enough for your mum or dad, you might be dealing with someone so wrapped up in themselves they can’t think of others
  • Remember that it’s not your fault and not your responsibility to fix the relationship


WEBWEDNESDAY (December) – Dr. Brent E. Horner
“Mental Health & Digital Life” with Dr Brent E. Horner, Clinical Psychologist

For this event, we invited Dr. Brent E. Horner, former digital creative director and now highly trained psychologist at the London Medical Clinic, to discuss the impact of our increasingly virtual lives, characterised by social distancing, WFH, quaranteams, covideo meetups and more.

Over Forty Wellness Podcast (November) – Dr. Brent E. Horner
Change your thoughts- Change your behaviour with Dr Brent E Horner

In his therapy practice Brent works with adults, teens, and couples by integrating a range of theories and practical skills from different psychotherapy traditions, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, and positive psychology.

CIS Alumni (November) – Dr. Andrew Stock
Inspire & Serve: A Talk on Mental Health

In the second part of our Inspire & Serve Series, a community service initiative focused on raising awareness on social issues in Hong Kong, we hosted a talk on mental health with three great panelists from different realms of the mental health world.

RTHK’s Agender Cafe (June) – Dr. Brent E. Horner

On this week’s Agender cafe, we’re looking ahead at Father’s Day and talking about paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. Karen Koh and Noreen Mir talk to Dr Brent Horner, a psychologist and counsellor who works with adults, couples, and teenagers.

Global Compliance News (June) – Dr. Andrew Stock
Global: COVID-19: Protecting Minds in Uncertain Times – An Employer’s Guide to Securing the Mental Health of Their Workforce

In this special webcast by our regional Employment & Compensation team, Baker McKenzie Employment Partners Michael Michalandos, Celeste Ang and Rowan McKenzie are joined by mental health and wellbeing experts, Dr. Andrew Stock, Psychologist and Mark Dean, Founder of enMasse (workplace behavior consultants) to discuss the mental health and morale impact of an unstable economic environment and working from home.

South China Morning Post (March) – Dr. Brent E. Horner
Coronavirus exposes harsh existence of poorest households
  • Quarantine centre offers respite for man living in a ‘stacked-up cage’, families cramped in tiny subdivided flats unable to afford masks, sanitiser
  • Experts warn of ticking time bomb for children’s mental health as parents keep children indoors fearing contagion
South China Morning Post (March) – Dr. Andrew Stock
The housebound Hong Kong families cramped and cranky during the coronavirus crisis, with no end in sight for school closures
  • Low-income families struggle most with confined spaces, poor internet but the breakout of household arguments during the epidemic does not discriminate
  • Experts suggest ways of surviving the great coronavirus lock-in, with the schools shutdown to last beyond April 20
South China Morning Post (February) – Dr. Brent E. Horner
How coronavirus is affecting hospital patients
  • Visitation ban and lack of manpower are spillover effects of outbreak, as pregnant women are unable to see their partners, while family members can only talk to loved ones on video call
  • Hospital Authority says measures are to enhance infection control and focus resources


The West Australian (August) – Dr. Andrew Stock
WA expats in Hong Kong and foreign nationals in Perth reveal concerns amid protests

WA expats in Hong Kong and foreign nationals living in Perth have revealed their concerns over the mass pro-democracy protests engulfing the Asian region.

South China Morning Post (March) – Dr. Brent E. Horner
How first-time parents can survive loneliness and lack of sleep
  • Having a new baby is ‘like taking an extra 2.5 full-time equivalent job position’, says psychologist Jim Bierman
  • The pressure combined with exhaustion and different parenting styles can put a huge strain on your relationship