Student Development

Training Camp and Mental Health First Aid Course of UChum Programme

The College has recruited 10 UC students to join the UChum Programme under the College Student Wellness Programme this year. The UChum students completed a 2-day-1-night training camp and a mental health first-aid course during the semester break. 

The students participated in the training camp held on 28 and 29 December 2022. Their first challenge was mountain climbing. The participants climbed quietly at first without much interaction. As the mountain was getting steeper, they offered support and help to one another so that all members could reach the mountain top as a whole team. Rock climbing and High-event adventure were arranged on the second day of the camp. These challenges not only relied on their physical strength but also on their bold steps to overcome the fear of facing the high wall and hanging bridge. Although the activities of the training camp were quite demanding, the students got to know each other and themselves better, accomplishing all tasks together with good team spirit.

The UChum students also completed the Mental Health First Aid Course organised by the Programme on 5 and 6 January 2023. The course covered topics such as mental health problems commonly found in teenagers, how to offer help and support to friends who are suffering from the emotional distress.

UChum students will help to plan activities focusing on mental health awareness after the training to bring positive energy to UC. Hope to see you at their upcoming activities!