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AYC class for Primary School Children at Po Leung Kuk Luk Hing Too Primary School, 保良局陸慶濤小學—小學生瑜伽課程

02 November 2020

Ongoing
Volunteers Required

Child and adolescent mental health is an essential part of overall health. Having a good start in life will help children and adolescents fulfil their potential, develop lifelong resilience to adversity and improve future life chances. On the contrary, children and adolescents with poor mental health are more likely to have academic underachievement, leading to poor employment status and social failure after growing up, and dependency on medical and social systems. Promoting the mental health of children and adolescents is for the benefit of the children and adolescents, their families and society as a whole.

Mental health problem is a major public health concern in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Mental Morbidity Survey 2010-2013 conducted by the Hong Kong Mental Morbidity Survey Team revealed that the prevalence of common mental disorders among Chinese adults aged from 16 to 75 was 13.3%. The most common disorders were mixed anxiety and depressive disorder (6.9%), followed by generalised anxiety disorder (4.2%), depressive episode (2.9%), and other anxiety disorders including panic disorders, all phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder (1.5%).

According to the Behavioural Risk Factor Survey conducted by the Department of Health (DH) in 2014, 4.8% of the general public aged between 18 and 64 could be classified as having severe non-specific psychological distress. Due in part to better awareness and detection of mental health problems, the demand for Hospital Authority’s (HA) services has been on the rise, as evident in the increase in the number of patients with mental illness under its care from about 187 000 in 2011-12 to over 226 000 in 2015- 16.

In addition, mental health problem of children and adolescents is an increasing concern in Hong Kong. The early stage of life presents an important opportunity to promote mental health and prevent mental disorders as up to 50% of mental disorders in adults begin before the age of 14 years.

A local study presented the respective prevalence estimates of anxiety disorders (6.9%), oppositional defiant disorder (6.8%), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (3.9%), conduct disorder (1.7%), depressive disorders (1.3%), and substance use disorders (1.1%) among high school adolescents. Authoritarian parenting, low parental warmth and high maternal over-control are associated with mental health problems including suicidal ideation among adolescents in Hong Kong.

兒童和青少年的精神健康是身心健康的重要一環。在人生的早期階段有良好發展,有助兒童和青少年實現潛能,培養抗逆能力,並獲得好的人生機遇。反之,精神健康欠佳的兒童和青少年更容易學業不佳,導致長大後就業情況不理想,並須依賴醫療及社會保障。提升兒童和青少年的精神健康,整體上有利於兒童和青少年、其家庭及社會的福祉。

精神健康是香港公共衛生一個需要關注的重大問題。根據香港精神健康調查所進行之《香港精神健康調查 2010-2013》,年齡介乎16至75歲的華裔成人當中,一般精神病的患病率為13.3%。最常見的精神病是混合焦慮抑鬱症(6.9%),其次是廣泛性焦慮症(4.2%)、抑鬱症(2.9%)及其他類型的焦慮症,包括驚恐症、各類恐懼症和強迫症(1.5%)。 

根據另一項2014年進行的調查,在年齡介乎18至64歲的市民中,有4.8%可歸類為患有嚴重的非特定精神困擾。此外,由於社會對精神健康問題提高了意識及更早發現精神健康問題,近年市民對醫管局精神科服務的需求日增,接受醫管局治療的精神病患者人數,由2011至2012年度約187000人增至2015至2016年度逾226000人。

此外,本港兒童和青少年的精神健康問題也日益令人關注。人生的早期階段是促進精神健康和預防精神病的重要時機,因為高50%成人所患的精神病都是在患者14歲之前開始出現的。 

本地一項研究估計就讀高中的青少年以下症狀的患病率為:焦慮症(6.9%)、對抗性行為障礙(6.8%)、注意力不足或過度活躍症(3.9%)、行為失常(1.7%)、嚴重抑鬱症(1.3%)及濫用藥物(1.1%)。家長的管教過於專制、缺乏父母關愛和母親過度操控,都與本港青少年的精神健康問題(包括自殺傾向)有關。


As one of the largest charities in Hong Kong, Po Leung Kuk has more than 300 units providing a wide spectrum of services, including educational services, social services, recreational services and cultural services.

On educational services, Po Leung Kuk has 95 units which are operating on a non-profit making basis. The yoga projects in Po Leung Kuk schools comprise (i) regular weekly class for primary school students and (ii) yoga fun event for students (primary schools/kindergartens) and their parents. Students are encouraged to experience yoga, maintain physical strength and build up positive mindset. It is expected that yoga exercises will help students cope with stress more effectively.

AYC has collaborated with Po Leung Kuk to offer Mindfullness, Yoga, Meditation techniques  for kindergarten, primary school students.Po Leung Kuk Luk Hing Too Primary School is a primary school located in Tseung Kwan O in Hong Kong. It is a boys-and-girls primary school using Chinese as the first language. It was established by Po Leung Kuk in 1988.

Yoga Teacher Training Graduates who are certified by International Yoga Academy, Hong Kong, and successfully completed  Kids Yoga Teacher Training Course, and Meditation Course will be teaching at this project. Volunteers who are interested to teachin in this project can apply through the volunteer admin panel.

保良局為全港最具規模的慈善公益機構之一,逾300個屬下單位遍佈全港各區,提供適切的教育、社會福利、康樂、文化及醫療服務。其教育服務由95個非牟利性質之教育機構提供。Andiappan瑜伽社區(AYC)提供予保良局學校的瑜伽課程計劃包括

一)小學生每週瑜伽課程及

(二)學生及家長瑜伽興趣活動(小學或幼稚園)

我們會鼓勵學生體驗瑜伽,鍛煉體能及建立積極的心態。相信練習瑜伽能幫助學生更有效地處理壓力問題。

AYC已和保良局展開合作,提供靜觀瑜伽及冥想技巧課程給幼稚園學生與小學生。保良局陸慶濤小學由保良局於1988年創辦,是位於將軍澳的男女校,以中文為首要教學語言。

已獲「香港國際瑜伽學院」認證,並完成兒童瑜伽教師培訓課程及冥想課程之 AYC 義工均可申請參與。有意義教此項目者,請聯絡AYC職員申請。


Project Name and Nature: AYC class for Primary School Children at Po Leung Kuk Luk Hing Too Primary School

項目名稱:保良局陸慶濤小學——小學生瑜伽課程


Venue: Po Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong

Class Schedule: Every Monday 2.15 - 3.15 pm

地點:新界將軍澳寶林邨

時間:逢星期一下午2:15至3:15


Who can teach in this project: Andiappan Yoga Community Volunteer Teachers those who have completed a minimum of 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training Course, 100hrs Kids yoga Teacher Training Course, Pranayama and Meditation teacher training course with International Yoga Academy, Hong Kong can apply for this project.  Share the gift of yoga and help us in fulfilling AYC’s mission. Your enthusiasm and help are greatly appreciated.  

義工導師資格:已至少完成「香港國際瑜伽學院」200小時教師培訓課程、100小時兒童瑜伽教師培訓課程及呼吸調息與冥想教師培訓課程之 AYC 義工,均可申請。感激你的熱誠和參與,實踐 AYC 的使命,分享瑜伽的恩澤。


If you are a registered AYC volunteer you are eligible to assist/ teach in this program, please follow these steps:

  1. Send your HKID copy and residential address to admin@yogacommunity.org
  2. Log-in to the AYC website (yogacommunity.org) 
  3. Under “My Profile”, click “Ongoing Projects”
  4. Find AYC class for Primary School Children at Po Leung Kuk Luk Hing Too Primary School , and select “I would like to apply”
  5. Please wait for the admin to add you to the WhatsApp group before you start assisting / teaching.
You must complete a pllice verification process to be able to assist and teach in this project. This is a requirment for all teachers teaching at the school. Upon completion of the verification you will be invited to assit / teach in this project.

已登記為AYC義教者:您可以申請為本計劃教授瑜伽或協助教學。請完成以下步驟:

  1. 發送您的香港身份證副本及住址到admin@yogacommunity.org
  2. 登入AYC網站(yogacommunity.org);
  3. 點擊「My Profile」,然後選擇「Ongoing Projects」;
  4. 找到「AYC class for Primary School Children at Po Leung Kuk Luk Hing Too Primary School」,然後選擇「I would like to apply」;
  5. 開始教授瑜伽或協助教學之前,請等候職員將您加入相關Whatsapp群組
您必須先完成認證,方可開始教授瑜伽或協助教學。這是對在學校授課之教師的強制性要求。 完成認證後,您將獲邀為此計劃教授瑜伽或協助教學。

For more information about this class please WhatsApp to AYC official WhatsApp admin Number: +852 6674 2710

如欲查詢本計劃詳情,可發送WhatsApp信息聯絡AYC職員:+852 6674 2710。

When
This project will start in early Nnovember. The class will be held every Monday 2.15 - 3.15 pm. 本計劃將於11月初開始。課堂逢星期一下午2:15至3:15進行。
Where
Po Leung Kuk Luk Hing Too Primary School, Po Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong 新界將軍澳寶林邨保良局陸慶濤小學
Note
Volunteer Teachers who are interested to teach in this project must send the HKID copy, home address to admin@yogacommunity and complete the police verification process. Upon completion of verification you will be added to the Project WhatsApp group and you can then assist and teaching in this project. This police verification is a compulsory requirement for all teachers teaching in the school. 有意義教本計劃者,必須發送香港身份證副本及住址到admin@yogacommunity.org,並完成認證。完成認證後,您將被加入本計劃之WhatsApp群組,並可為此計劃教授瑜伽或協助教學。此認證程序是對在學校授課之教師的強制性要求。
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Project Leader
leader

Yik Ming Ho

With both her grandfathers being Chinese acupuncturist and Chinese doctor, Ming is brought up under a very traditional “healing” family and mentality. Thus, she devoted to health through exercise since young. ​Ming started practicing Yoga at Anahata Yoga Center since 2012 , mainly to alleviate and to heal her old injuries from sports and prolonged piano practice routines. She accomplished 300 Hours Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2019 under the guidance of Master Yogananth Andiappan right after her return from Germany where she had her jazz music education. It was a big inspiration and she is passionate to share what she learns through out the on going yoga journey.

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