15pc of case workers depressed, survey finds

PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 December, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 07 December, 2009, 12:00am
 

Fifteen per cent of social workers have symptoms of major depression, a survey has found. More than 330 social workers responded to the survey on emotional health conducted by Hong Kong Baptist University from June to September. About 20 per cent reported insufficient sleep and excessive workloads. Social welfare lawmaker Peter Cheung Kwok-che suggested the government assess the pressures on social workers and provided counselling.

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