On World Suicide Prevention Day, let’s remind ourselves that we can all do more to help keep people safe. A simple starting point is to listen, talk and care.Listen. When someone mentions an emotional problem, listen with interest and non-judgementaly. By giving them your full attention you’re showing support. Offer to help or get them […]
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Our smart, astute, creative Jamie would have been 18 today. Just imagine what a young man with your talents could have achieved. We think of you every second of every day with the deepest love. You were so loved by so many and we miss you. And now a message. If you have distress in […]
What an amazing day of football and fun at the Yau Yee Friendship Cup! Thanks to our great friends at KELY Support for organising activities to raise awareness about mental health. Thanks to the YYL organising team for supporting us, making it all happen and running such a fabulous competition!
A depressive mood or feelings of anxiety may occur from time to time or be more long term. Whatever you’re experiencing, it’s important to have effective ways of coping that protect your mental well-being. Positive coping strategies are when you are actively taking care of and being kind to yourself. Getting out into the great […]
After months of hard work and pressure preparing for and taking exams, further stress on young people comes with results: not meeting your own or others’ expectations; worries about what’s ahead, even if you’re on the path you wanted; post-exam deflation. This new level of stress can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem […]
Social and political unrest create uncertainty, and concerns about the future, as we are seeing with the anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong. We may feel new or exaggerated emotions as a result; fear, anxiety, low mood and more. It’s important to protect your mental well-being in such times. Talking with a friend or family […]
Finishing the Darkness into Light walk and watching dawn break over Hong Kong brought hope that we can and must do more to prevent suicide and self harm among Hong Kong’s young people and remove the stigma around mental ill health.
🐥 Easter means different things to different people. From the Weez Project in Hong Kong, we’re seeing it as time for reflection,renewal and hope. I can’t help but REFLECT on why so many young people continue to be affected by serious emotional issues that impinge on their lives. The Samaritans In Hong Kong estimate that […]
The sun is shining brilliantly in Hong Kong and the bauhinias are blooming. It’s a wonderful time to be outside and allow your mind a moment’s rest and your body time to move in harmony with nature.
Boost your physical and mental well-being at the start of 2019 and help raise awareness of mental health issues by joining the Mind HK campaign to Move for Mental Health. Choose how you’re going to be active, make a pledge and log what you do! You may just surprise yourself with how good you feel! […]