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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]