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  1. Mental health crisis on agenda

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Mainland businesses with more than 1,000 employees might have to hire psychologists to help improve mental health across the country. The Ministry of Health put ... a psychiatry department, and major cities would have to set up special funds to treat people with severe mental problems. The ministry is trying to create a more comprehensive mental health services ...

  2. Murderous minds a symptom of ailing mental health system, say social workers

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... So-shan, team supervisor at Caritas Hong Kong, which runs a centre in North District. Chuk's centre and many other mental health centres are hampered by inadequate resources. Months after ... and the need to be admitted to hospital- is less.' Pandora Pang Suk-yin, chairman of the FamilyLink Mental Health Advocacy Association, also said patients should be given the choice between oral ...

  3. Mental health a poor relation in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ronald Ling Pak-ki, University of Hong Kong October 10 was designated World Mental Health Day by the World Health Organisation. The day raises public awareness of mental health issues and encourages investment in the prevention and cure of mental disorders. However, in Hong Kong, we only seem to be concerned with mental health when someone is mentally ill or shows signs of depression ...

  4. Mental health care system inadequate

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The tragedy of a security guard being chopped to death by a mental patient in a public housing block is a sad reminder of our inadequate mental health care system. Limited resources aside, ... preventable is not assuring enough. The truth remains that mental health services are woefully neglected in Hong Kong. Sadly, it takes another fatal tragedy to renew public attention ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Mental health needs rising

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Prisoners, welfare recipients and the elderly are among those who tend to need mental health workers to help them cope with life. Concerns about the psychological well-being of Hongkongers are underlined by the government's move, announced last year, to fund the city's first 'mental health census', a three-year, HK$7 million research project to explore ...

  7. Patients get bigger say in new mental health scheme

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com After 15 years plagued by mental illness, Chan Lei-hung is holding her head high. Her mood disorders under control, she has been hired as the first full-time mentor for patients in the mental health system. Appointed three months ago as a peer support professional at Castle Peak Hospital, she draws on her experiences to provide care and emotional ...

  8. Draft of mental health law released

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com The State Council has released a draft of the country's first mental health law for public consultation, amid evidence of rampant abuse, including people being locked up for years in mental facilities by families or local governments. The draft says mental health examinations should be voluntary unless otherwise authorised by law, ...

  9. Task force for mental health services urged

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... the Hospital Authority has drawn up a five-year plan for public mental health services. Meanwhile, a government working group on mental health services has set out general principles, goals ... three others. People familiar with the situation said a mental health policy for Hong Kong was being finalised but the government had no timetable for when it would be released for public ...

  10. Survey to map city's mental health

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Growth in the number of psychiatric patients and repeated violent incidents involving them have prompted the government to fund Hong Kong's first 'mental health ... will involve interviewing at least 5,700 people and will take three years to complete. The research team said demand for mental health services had substantially increased in the past decade, resulting ...




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