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Message from the Director

Built upon the longstanding strength of The Education University of Hong Kong and the Faculty of Education and Human Development on research and practice in school settings and the existing strength of Department of Psychology in health and community psychology, the mission of the Centre for Psychosocial Health (CPH) is two-fold:

  • Establish the evidence base for scalable interventions and education to enhance public mental health
  • Conduct research and develop practice in school settings to the existing strength of CPH in health and community psychology

Current Focus

  • Enhance community well-being

  • Elucidate social psychological processes for health promotion

  • Promote positive health in schools

Overarching Theme

  • Psychosocial Health

  • Stress Adaptation and Resilience

  • Positive Health in School and Community Settings

Sub-themes

  • Interaction between Physical and Mental Health
  • Interpersonal Science in School and Community Settings

 

In line with the overarching theme of self-regulation and interpersonal regulation pertinent to health, first, we seek to advance local and regional school-based mental health research and education by showing alterable and significant dyadic processes for enhancing physical and psychological well-being among both pre-service and in-service teaching professionals. Such evidence has tremendous potential to be applicable to other workplaces and in different socio-cultural contexts. Second, we shall explicate the basic interpersonal processes pertinent to health and well-being in close romantic and familial relationships, namely between parents (couples) and between children and parents/family. Specifically, both children with and without special learning needs will be studied. Such information is of high importance to family counseling and intervention, not only for enhancing children’s engagement in school and class and academic performance but also children and their close social partners’ holistic health.  Potential findings of the projects will contribute to evidence based, programmatic interventions and psychoeducation.