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  1. Candidates dodged mental health issue

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... health centre in their district. Only 98 of more than 850 candidates responded. The question, posed by the Alliance for Advocating Mental Health Policy, was of district and wider public interest. In a major public health initiative, the government proposed in 2009 to set up district-based integrated community centres for mental health across the territory. So far, only nine centres have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984319/candidates-dodged-mental-health-issue
  2. Mental centres a political hot potato

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Almost 90 per cent of candidates for the district council elections have shied away from stating their views about having a mental health centre ... and councils to having such centres in their neighbourhoods. The Alliance for Advocating Mental Health Policy, which conducted the survey, urged voters to consider a candidate's stance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983931/mental-centres-political-hot-potato
  3. Talking points

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... if they encounter problems while shopping. Mental health law among drafts to go before NPCSC The 23rd session of the 11th National People's Congress Standing Committee opens in Beijing and runs until Saturday. Several draft laws will be reviewed by national lawmakers for the first time, the most notable being the draft of the country's first mental health law. The draft, published in June, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982774/talking-points
  4. Talking points

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... reform consultation ends The mainland's public consultation for the civil procedure law amendment and the mental health legislation draft comes to an end. It is the first legislation that will allow mainlanders to file lawsuits on behalf of the public interest in cases such as environmental or consumer disputes. Many observers hope the reform of mental health legislation can help stop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986365/talking-points
  5. Welfare unions call for half-day protest over funding levels

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... amid growing concern that the mental health of social workers is suffering because of their heavy workload. 'This is a critical moment and we need to bring our concerns to the government ... the health system The starting pay for a diploma-holder, in HK dollars, is $11,905 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603985/welfare-unions-call-half-day-protest-over-funding-levels
  6. Ease study pressure, says teen leaders

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... executives also pointed out the importance of students' mental health. 'Parents should not raise their voice or shout at their children all the time.' Jin Wai-man, 11, the youngest ... to meet and exchange ideas with the 'little mayors' there. In their policy address, the young leaders focused on four areas- health, education, the environment and children's say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515132/ease-study-pressure-says-teen-leaders
  7. Letters

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Let's hear those stories and understand the real situation of what it really takes to be an organ donor. Will Lai, Western district Neglected area of health care in HK Mental health services ... mental health problems. I do not think the government is providing sufficient support services for psychiatric patients in the city. Mental health services provided by public hospitals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001817/letters
  8. Two HK democrats banned from Macau

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Fox Yi Hu

    ... bought a same-day-return ticket.' Mr Mak planned to attend a half-day conference in Macau with about 30 members of the College of Mental Health Nursing, of which he is vice-president. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635715/two-hk-democrats-banned-macau
  9. Welfare board to review tying rent caps to district

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... the government's plan to set up a mental-health service centre to help Yuen Long residents with mental illness, and a residential care home for recovering mental patients citywide. The HK$153 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633743/welfare-board-review-tying-rent-caps-district
  10. Should the government be responsible for helping people to stop smoking?

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Jeffrey Wong, Vanessa Lee

    ... physical and mental health, there will not be a healthy workforce, and they cannot contribute to society. According to Lord Devlin, a British judge in the 1960s, laws should be used to regulate ... for helping people to stop smoking. My belief is based on the role of the government in society and the nature of smoking. Medical research has confirmed smoking damages health. In fact, it can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667740/should-government-be-responsible-helping-people-stop-smoking

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