Engineers 'too busy' to check on flight data system

Flight-data system tests could not be performed as engineers were 'too busy' fixing a host of problems, it was revealed yesterday.

Friday, 23 October, 1998, 12:00am

Train yourself to handle stress and strain

It was six in the morning. The first alarm in the Chan family home rang in Mr Chan's room. He struggled to get up, rubbed his eyes and recalled something.

He was going to table his proposal for his department's coming year in that day's shareholders' annual meeting. He had been rewriting his closing speech for the umpteenth time now, but it still seemed unsatisfactory.

10 May 1998 - 12:00am

Suicides prompt calls for stress training

The suicides of two young professionals, apparently due to work pressures, have prompted calls for stress management help in schools and universities.

14 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Break a date with stress

A new era for Hong Kong. A new era for you. Whether or not you view the change of sovereignty as a happy or sad occasion, 1997 could be a major source of stress in your life.

2 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Wrong image of support group

I am writing in response to an article in the South China Morning Post dated January 27, written by Kevin Sinclair and entitled 'A club out of harm's way'.

21 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Must work together

The police have revealed that from 1993 to 1994, youth crime cases rose by 16.6 per cent in New Territories North.

Those crimes include, among other offences, illegal gambling, shop-lifting, prostitution and drug abuse.

This figure showing the increase, however, is only the tip of the iceberg.

19 May 1996 - 12:00am

Police plan stress test for future officers

Candidates for the police may have to pass a psychological test in future, according to Commissioner for Police Eddie Hui Ki-on.

The aim is to screen out those with potential emotional instability.

20 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Police short of psychologists to counsel officers

POLICE do not have enough clinical psychologists to deal with the stress officers face, legislators were told yesterday.

The force's two psychologists are handling more than 800 cases.

Legislators at a security panel meeting said the workload meant the psychologists were unable to detect those inclined to commit suicide.

13 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Police drop funds bid for extra counsellor

A POLICE request for an extra psychologist has been dropped from a list of funding priorities despite a spate of suicides by officers.

The Psychological Services Group was identified in a 1994 report as needing an extra counsellor to cope with a backlog of cases involving stressed officers.

There are only two trained psychologists.

4 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Exhausting poll battle a recipe for stress

STRESSED candidates watching nervously as the ballot boxes determine their fate will be familiar with the trappings of democratic politics: tension headaches, insomnia, body pain and weariness.

18 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Battle to beat stress factor

STRESS is good - it's how you handle it that counts, according to a prominent Hong Kong psychiatrist.

'Without it we would be sitting by a river, paddling our feet and not achieving anything,' Dr William Green, of Matilda Hospital, said yesterday.

26 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Stress line

MORE than 20 teachers suffering from insomnia and stress due to overwork have phoned a hotline launched a month ago after concerns about high suicide rates.

9 Jan 1995 - 12:00am


YOUR correspondent Tony Giles (South China Morning Post, September 10) seems puzzled by a recent article in the police newspaper Offbeat, detailing force concerns and response to stress problems and the need for counselling.

He questions our motives in view of an earlier article which espoused a more macho approach.

14 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Same force?

DARREN Goodsir's news story headlined, 'Police lack help to beat stress' (South China Morning Post, August 19), reported that 'A recent review of (police) welfare provisions identified the urgent need to recruit an expert in mental health . . . ', ' . . . to deal with staff stress problems and help a proposed mental health education programme'.

10 Sep 1994 - 12:00am


VICTIMS of violence, or those involved in terrifying events, such as the recent fire-bombing of the Hongkong Bank, may suffer long-term damage to their health that can last long after any physical injury has healed.

27 Feb 1994 - 12:00am