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Weez Project Ariana Article

Ann shares her experiences with Ariana Magazine

In an article for Ariana Magazine, Ann writes about losing her son, Jamie, and the recent Talk, Listen Care campaign to encourage people to talk about feelings and to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention in young people. “As a community, we can all play a part in improving young people’s mental well-being […]

The Weez Project WEEZ WEEK Anns Story

Ann’s Story

Weez Week is about raising youth mental health awareness in Hong Kong through a range of initiatives including The Weez Wall of Hope, sharing positive thoughts and images on social media, and dispelling myths and providing facts surrounding suicide. Ann’s story is about losing her son Jamie to suicide, knowing what she knows now, and […]

Myths about suicide

Myths About Suicide

As part of Weez Week, The Weez Project has released some myths and facts surrounding suicide. Suicide is an emotive and divisive subject. It is also highly complex with multiple factors usually at play, e.g. biological, psychological, life experiences, relationships and more. If we are to help people cope with emotional or difficult feelings, we […]

Weez Project All Right Simon Armitage Loneliness

All Right?

Thanks to UK Northern Rail for allowing us to show this video depicting poet laureate Simon Armitage’s poem, All Right? This time of year can be a particularly lonely time. If you’re worried about someone, don’t forget to ask them if they are all right. It can make all the difference. Video of the poem […]

Weez Project Hong Kong Phone Image

Is Social Media Harming our Teens’ Health?

The digital world and its multiple social media channels place increasing pressure on teenagers to have a presence online.   It’s an open debate as to whether there is a causal link between social media use and mental health. With the number of likes a post generates becoming a proxy for popularity, teens inevitably compare […]

Mental Health not a priority for Hong Kong Govt

The Chief Executive’s policy address fell on World Mental Health Day. That could have been an opportunity to talk openly about the problems faced by people struggling with their mental well-being, to show compassion.  It could also have provided a stage to outline practical policy measures to help alleviate the endemic under provision in our […]