遊沐 Nature Bathing
Public Health, Youth
Web Site: http://naturebathing.hk
Nature Bathing addresses the problem of stress faced by secondary students in Hong Kong. The surging number of youth suicide and students suffering from severe stress reflects a serious social issue. Unfortunately, stress is not well-managed and schools often lack the time and manpower to help students cope.
By engaging students in outdoor workshops and experiences, Nature Bathing offers a solution to help them relieve stress and enhance their stress management skills. Inspired by the Flow Learning TM model and experiential learning through nature, these activities provide immediate stress relief and stress management skills. As students participate in outdoor workshops, day camps and overnight camps, they can establish a new network of friends – friends they can connect with before a crisis occurs. It is also expected that students are more likely to continue to actively engage in nature in the long run, as a way to control their stress.
From a broader perspective, the project offers a solution for schools to alleviate stress by engaging students with nature. The promotion of Nature Bathing programs will also increase social awareness towards youth stress and the benefits of nature for stress relief and mental well-being.
Nature Bathing intends to cooperate with strategic partners like Gaia Association, Principal Chan Free Tutorial World, Social Entrepreneurship and School Education (SENSE), Tithe Ethical Consumption and different corporates. We hope to connect around 150 secondary schools and 24,000 secondary students with our network, and ultimately create a change in our leaders of tomorrow.
TSANG Chun Wai William (HKSYU)
TSE Sze Wai (HKU)
WONG Sze Wai (HKU)
LO Kam Yin (HKBU)
Sally LEE (HKBUCIE)
Dr. NG Chui Ha Tracy (HKU SPACE)