June 15, 2019

As part of our ongoing work with schools and colleges in Beijing, CandleX held a workshop on 29 May in collaboration with Elite Scholars of China. The workshop aimed to teach parents whose children were about to graduate high school and go abroad for college what they could expect from their children’s mental health during the transition, how they could support them, and how they can support themselves through this time.

While...

May 22, 2019

CandleX works with schools to deliver workshops and training on various aspects of mental health. This workshop was the fourth time that our incredible counselor Melena has delivered a high-energy session aimed at Chinese students who are preparing to go to college in the USA.

Let’s be honest, moving from China to the United States to further one’s education is exciting, but can be scary. On 13 April 2019, CandleX’s mental heal...

April 3, 2019

On March 20, 2019, CandleX was invited to present a workshop on bullying at the Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB). There were approximately 260 students in attendance from grades 6-12. It was an exciting day in which Melena, a long term volunteer with CandleX, presented an anti-bullying workshop aimed at educating the students about bullying.

Topics covered ranged from different types of bullying to how to prevent...

December 28, 2018

On November 28, 2018, CandleX was invited to present a workshop on mental health wellbeing of students at the Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB) as part of the school’s one week long Mindfulness Week. There were approximately 350 students in attendance, who were in grade 6-10 and between 12-16 years old. The auditorium was full, and the energy was palatable when Xiaojie, the Founder and Executive Director at Candl...

November 5, 2018

Is it the first time that you and your child are living in different countries? Nov has arrived, and  so have your feelings. Along with the hope and joy, you also cannot help feeling worried, anxious about whether your child will adapt to new customs, languages, and food, which is really scary.

Mainland Chinese students represent the largest body of international students in the US. Your concern is not absolutely unnecessary. A...

June 5, 2018

CandleX is proud to have successfully organized our mental health for teens Workshop, 3 years in a row with Elite Scholars China! This event is our effort to continue our mental health for teens program.

On Sunday, May 27, we traveled to the ESC Center to speak to a group of 13 students. These young adults are all international school students that will departing to the US in September for university. After a taxing junior year...

October 4, 2017

Since CandleX started, we have been invited to provide mental health workshops and presentations in and out of school for teenagers. Given the concerning prevalence and severity of mental health issues amongst teenagers, we are now offering more support to this age group.

CandleX’s Mental Health for Teens Program:

  • Goals: to reduce social stigma of mental health on campus; to provide tools and local resources for mental healt...

July 13, 2017

On June 17th, 2017, CandleX ran a mental health workshop for American students who are visiting China for a language and cultural immersion program. They will be here for two months. 

The students are both excited and scared to be in China. They are most fearful of failing the program due to not fluently knowing how to speak Chinese. Admittedly, the students stated that they put a lot of pressure on themselves to do well. Some...

June 11, 2017

On 20th May 2017, CandleX ran a mental health workshop for Chinese students who are soon to go to top universities in the USA.

It’s reported that around 450,000 Chinese went overseas for education in 2014 (2015年出国留学发展状况调查报告,2015). Many are teenagers that are moving overseas for the first time in their life, at the stage of transitioning into their early adult life.

Although it’s exciting, many have been experiencing tough times,...

April 4, 2017

On the 1st of March 2017 CandleX gave a special workshop for international students at The Regent’s International School in Bangkok, Thailand. This event was the first, but surely not the last one outside of China.

The workshop was held during a psychology class for upper class students. The twenty or so students, coming from a variety of countries, were all 16-17 years of age, thus already preparing for the tertiary education....

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