North District social workers having a meeting in limited office space in Sheung Shui.Photo: Nora Tam

Cocaine, gambling, and ghosts: a day in the life of Hong Kong’s overloaded social workers

In Hong Kong's sprawling North District, superstition and social stigma hamper efforts to tackle mental illness, and the lack of space for counselling makes matters worse for staff with heavy caseloads

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North District social workers having a meeting in limited office space in Sheung Shui.Photo: Nora Tam
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