Kely Support Group

Cash windfall ensures young grow together

Hundreds of children with special needs are still reaping the benefits of last year's Christmas present - the $5 million donated by South China Morning Post readers and corporate sponsors of Operation Santa Claus.

Tuesday, 4 December, 2001, 12:00am

Counselling helps son deal with bullying

Mother Sally Lam Chu-lan did not know who to turn to when her son came home every day dirty and in low spirits.

'Whenever he got home he seemed deeply unhappy. He would get really annoyed really easily and thrash around hitting tables and chairs,' Mrs Lam said of 11-year-old Bobby.

3 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Counselling helps son deal with bullying

Mother Sally Lam Chu-lan did not know who to turn to when her son came home every day dirty and in low spirits.

'Whenever he got home he seemed deeply unhappy. He would get really annoyed really easily and thrash around hitting tables and chairs,' Mrs Lam said of 11-year-old Bobby.

3 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Help for youths on tightrope

Renowned Canadian entertainers Cirque du Soleil will teach troubled Hong Kong youngsters acrobatic skills, including tightrope walking, to help keep them on the straight and narrow.

Youth support group Kids Everywhere Like You (Kely) has teamed up with the Quebec-based troupe to reach out to local children with a wide range of problems, including drugs and alcohol.

27 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Banker grasps good cause and runs for it

A banker will swap his well-polished shoes for a pair of trainers and run a marathon to raise money for Operation Santa Claus.

Stephen Richard Evans, regional chief executive of Lloyds TSB, will take part in the Macau International Marathon on December 2.

24 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

young people, group finds

Narcotics are being seen as more socially acceptable as more young people take party drugs, according to a youth support group.

Drugs such as Ecstasy and ketamine have become more popular among young people and serve to boost drug acceptability among them, outreach worker David Simpson, of the Kely Support Group, warned.

19 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Boost for teen self-help group

This year's beneficiary of Operation Santa Claus is the Kids Everywhere Like You (Kely) Support Group - an organisation that helps teenagers deal with the pressures of life.

The group provides support services to young people and deals with issues such as drugs, alcohol, sex, bullying, school and family issues.

12 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Anti-drugs chat room launched

A new Web site and youth forum have just been launched to combat the worsening problem of drug abuse among young people in Hong Kong.

18 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Where is support to stop youth suicide?

On May 9, The Samaritans Multi-lingual Suicide Prevention Service hosted a conference on youth suicide. The 130 people who came represented about 30 agencies, including youth-support groups, hospitals, non-governmental organisations, schools and universities, as well as parents. The aim was to bring together people who work with adolescents and have experience of the tragedy of suicide.

20 May 2001 - 12:00am

Government needs more comprehensive youth policy

Citizens Party is very concerned that many young people think that Hong Kong will soon be overtaken by Singapore and Shanghai (report headlined, 'Students fear rival cities will take lead', South China Morning Post, October 27).

11 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Seek professional help from youth groups for drug problems

Q: My best friend is pressuring me to take drugs. How can I tell him I do not agree with what he is doing? TOM Hong Kong International School A: Do not be pressured by your buddy. Say no to him and do not feel bad about it. Let your best friend know that drugs are highly addictive, very dangerous and expensive. It could destroy him and his future.

29 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Students need help

Schools in Hong Kong need more social workers.

In recent months, a number of students have committed suicide. In order to try and help students who feel such despair, the channels of communication should be improved between teachers, parents and students, and students need counselling services.

14 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Chiefly words

Tonight's Pearl Report (8pm) inspires as much confidence as is possible in the circumstances. The current affairs programme has been following the major services as they complete their millennium-bug drills, and producer Patricia Lai feels reasonably confident that the roll-over to 2000 can happen without a major hitch.

30 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Prison act

Elana Chan, the chic and fragrant chief officer of Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution, has a favourite word. 'Lovely!' she cries, adjusting her large sunglasses outside the institution's gates, where a noticeboard warns visitors about the penalties of smuggling cigarettes to inmates. 'Lovely!

12 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Youth bands in charity bash

South Island School is currently planning its annual charity fund-raising extravaganza, Skoolapalooza. It is a concert with local youth bands playing live to an audience from all over Hong Kong.

Last year seven bands played and $5,000 each were raised for the Kely Support Group and Amnesty International.

1 Nov 1999 - 12:00am