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 […]
News & Updates
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 […]
The following article is well worth a read. The article advocates prevention as a key approach in mental health and the important role schools have. It makes the insightful analogy that with physical health, we are what we eat, whereas with mental health, we are what we think, and what we think may not always […]
May was a sad, tragic month for Hong Kong with more young people taking their own lives. There remains much more to be done to prevent these totally unnecessary and avoidable deaths. We need greater joined up thinking within government, for them to reach out to NGOs, academia and other centres of excellence to keep […]
Interesting article https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/apr/27/technology-threatens-child-development-psychology-expert-warns?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Interesting research on child development. Kids need more non-judgemental time with adults. Technology can get in the way of child/parent time.
The Mental Health evening on 23 February at West Island School, initiated by a group of students taking part in the KELY Support Group and Weez Project Talk2Me programme, was an innovative and clever way of learning and talking about about mental health issues. Questions were collated across the school and put to a expert […]
Two years ago we lost our fabulous son who meant the complete world to us. On this saddest of anniversaries, we hold on to our cherished memories of who he was, all the amazing things he did, all he achieved and what he gave to us all throughout his unfairly shortened life. We think of […]
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.