Snack for the Soul podcast, Episode 5: Hong Kong’s social-distancing rules make it tough for students to connect

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  • This week, a pupil shares that she has struggled with her mental well-being because she is limited in how long she can chat and play with friends at school
  • With new episodes every Friday, Snack for the Soul features Hong Kong student hosts who tackle a new theme each month
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This week, a pupil shares that she has struggled with her mental well-being because she is limited in how long she can chat and play with friends at school/

Snack for the Soul’s theme this month is mental well-being. We talk to four students about their experiences and views on the city’s mental health education and support.

In this week’s episode, Anson Ng Wai-yan talks about how the social-distancing rules during break time in school have affected her.

“There is not enough time for us to develop mental well-being and seek peer support in school. Before the pandemic, I would go down to the playground and hang out with my classmates freely during recess, playing jump rope or group games,” said the Primary Six student from Holy Angels Canossian School.

“ Under the social-distancing rules, I am only allowed to chat with my classmates either during recess twice a week or in group discussions.”

Tune into the episode to hear more of what Anson has to say about connecting with peers under the current social distancing rules.

With Snack for the Soul, available on all of your favourite podcast platforms, we encourage you to give your eyes a break from the screens and tune in to hear the stories, reflections and opinions of our student hosts.

If you are a secondary school student based in Hong Kong and would like to be a host for our podcast, please fill out the application form here.

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