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Track 2: Advances in Mental Health (S2)
Ms Faith Wong
Peer Support Specialist, Department of Mood and Anxiety, Institute of Mental Health
Speaker's profile

Faith Wong is currently a Peer Support Specialist with the Mood Disorders Unit at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), where she is constantly inspired by the indomitable spirit of the peers. She facilitates recovery-oriented groups for both inpatients and outpatients, and also supports individual clients through their pain and uncertainties, with a smile, some jokes, and lots of love.

Faced with the tsunamis of Bipolar Disorder for 2 decades, armed with her grit and a wicked sense of humour, Faith fought hard against the waves – dropped out several times, graduated as top student of faculty in a local polytechnic, received a government scholarship which took her to UK for a degree in Modelmaking – and finally emerged as a survivor to tell her story and inspire hope in others.

Now in full remission, Faith had jumped right back into her favourite activity – studying aka life-long learning! And if time still permits, she is also attempting to expand the repertoire of her ukulele skills.

Programme Details

Track : Track 2: Advances in Mental Health (S2)
Day 2, 31 January 2019
11.30am – 12.45pm
Topic : Pain is NOT wasted: Utilising Voices of Experience to Empower Recovery at Mood Disorders Unit