UM Held Debriefing Session on Post-disaster Psychological Reactions
Typhoon Hato struck Macao on 23 August 2017, causing extensive damage throughout the city. The University held a debriefing session on post-disaster psychological reactions on 28 August to assist staff in reducing impact of stress reactions. Prof. Kay Chang and Prof. Brian James Hall from Department of Psychology of Faculty of Social Sciences were invited to share suggested ways on tackling negative mental impacts after experiencing disasters. In the sharing session led by the speakers, participants felt relieved by describing the factual and emotional aspects of their experience under the typhoon.
The University cares for the well-being of UM staff. Since 2010, the Human Resources Section has been providing UM Staff Mental Health & Development Consultation Service for staff in need. Staff Counsellors offer a variety of consultation services, such as providing mental health information, counseling on career development, self-development and family-related issues. They listen, share staff’s concerns in daily life, and help to improve their well-being.
For more information, please refer to the website of Office of Administration:
Human Resources Section, Office of Administration