News & Updates

HK Youth under Emotional Pressure

As reported by the SCMP, calls to suicide prevention hotlines and contact with online mental health support services are rising amongst young people affected by heightening levels of distress from multiple directions: Covid-19, school and university closures, uncertainty about the future, rising unemployment and more.  https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3105943/hong-kong-witnesses-alarming-rise-young-people Keep a watch out for young people displaying signs […]

Plan Ahead so Your Emotions don’t Overwhelm You

Feelings can overwhelm you, like a tsunami. Plan ahead and set up an early warning system and an escape route so you know what to do if you feel your emotions worsen.  Have coping and self-calming strategies to hand (like breathing slowly or being in the present.) and be ready to deploy them if and […]

The Weez Project WEEZ WALL MIGUEL FINISHED

May is Mental health month

May is mental health awareness month. The Weez Wall was painted to raise awareness about and challenge the stigma of youth mental health. Its messages of hope, positivity and support remind us to be aware of our own and others’ feelings. Be sure to Talk, Listen and Care to safeguard your mental well-being and that […]

Nadia Hussein Talks about living with Anxiety

Nadia Hussein recently spoke to the BBC about living with anxiety and allowed access to how she was seeking treatment and how she was personally facing her anxiety. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=993862907671471 The most poignant quote for me was:“Living with anxiety is probably one of the most lonely and most isolating things to have because you are your […]

Kindness

Kindness is good for you and for others, and spreads general well-being. I love the quote from this BBC article: ‘Be kind to one another,’ I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. It doesn’t matter.’ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50266957