Confucius Institute Talk: Wellbeing - The Chinese Approach
|Starts:||18:00 11 Nov 2019|
|Ends:||19:00 11 Nov 2019|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
What really is wellbeing and do we need to look at the wellbeing of the Chinese nationals in our communities differently? This talk will explore these questions by arguing that Chinese wellbeing remains to be misinterpreted, misunderstood and overlooked.
Over the last few decades, the UK has attracted different groups of Chinese migrants and immigrants, but only recently more professional and academic attention has been paid to understanding and supporting this so called ‘one big cultural group’.
Misunderstanding and ignorance of the complexity of the Chinese cultures/identities (which closely link with one’s wellness and mental health) seems to be a key contributing factor to the existing ‘western’ led support and services’ mismatch with the actual needs of the Chinese.
Tiffany Leung, a counselling psychologist with a research focus in ‘Chinese Mental Health in an Intercultural Context’, advocates that more space and resources can constructively facilitate the Chinese’s articulation of their own voices on their deeper meanings of wellness.
Travel and Contact Information
Manchester Central Library
St Peter Square