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Mental Health

Understanding your emotions

While growing up, you will be busy discovering the people and things around you. Have you ever stopped for a while and tried to understand your emotions?


Have you ever felt angry, lonely, or overexcited for unknown reasons? Not sure about whether you are affected by depression? Whether these emotions are positive or negative, excessive emotional swings can have harmful effects on mental health.

Common mental stress

They may be caused by examination stress, work pressure, traffic congestion, and disputes with friends, etc.

What to do when we are upset? Let's listen to the advice form the Clinical Psychologist of Department of Health

「My friend is upset, what can i do?           I am upset, what can i do?

Side effects of mental stress

All of the above can induce mental stress which in turn causes health problems like insomnia, headaches, stomach-aches, depression, anxiety or panic attacks. Living under long-term stress and without proper treatment can lead to self-destructive acts or suicide which causes distress to family and friends. So, do not make hasty decisions when facing difficulties. Be brave and accept other people’s help. Everyone has pressure. The key is to know how to release it. Expanding your social circle, cultivating personal interests or talking to your trusted seniors and friends are effective ways to reduce stress.

Advice for DSE candidates by Clinical Psychologists from Social Welfare Department

Advice for DSE candidates by Clinical Psychologists from Social Welfare Department

How To Pull Back Those Upsets Who Want To Commit Suicide?

 How To Pull Back Those Upsets Who Want To Commit Suicide           

Ways to deal with emotional problems

If you or someone you know suffers from emotional problems, you can always seek help from professionals like social workers. Besides looking for school social work service, you can also call the Hotline Service for Youth-at-risk or visit any Integrated Children and Youth Services Centre. Social workers are there to give you support and make friends with you. Those who are seriously disturbed or suffering from mental illnesses can seek the assistance of clinical psychologists in the Social Welfare Department, Hospital Authority, or Non-Government Organisations through referrals by social workers or medical doctors.

Muscle Relaxation Exercise (Boy/Girl's demonstration)

  Muscle Relaxation Exercise (Girl's demonstration)            Muscle Relaxation Exercise (Boy's demonstration)

Treatments for mental illness

Emotional problems are curable with the right treatments and positive attitudes. Do not hesitate to ask for help whenever necessary. Services for ex-mentally ill persons or E.A.S.Y Programme can tell you how we can help those people adjust to life in the community.

Emotional support hotline

The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong 24 hours hotline: 2389 2222
The Samaritans 24 hours multi-lingual suicide prevention services:2896 0000
Suicide Prevention Services 24 hours hotline: 2382 0000
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals CEASE Crisis Centre 24 hours hotline :18281
Caritas Family Crisis Support Centre 24 hours hotline:18288
Youth Outreach 24 hours hotline: 9088 1023
Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong JUSTONE 24 hours hotline:3512 2626
Suicide Prevention Services Youth Link (14:00-02:00 ; Target: Teenagers aged under 24): 2382 0777
Breakthrough Counselling Centre (Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00 ; Target: Teenagers and their parents) : 2377 8511
The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups ‘Youthline’ Hotline (Mon-Sat 14:00-02:00) : 2777 8899
Joyful Mental Health Foundation Emotional Support Hotline (Mon- Fri 10:00-13:00,14:00-17:00) : 2301 2303
Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) (Women hotline session: Mon-Fri 14:00-16:00; Counselling hotline session: Mon-Fri 19:00-21:30):27116622
The Salvation Army Tuen Mun Services for Young Night Drifters (Today until 15/7 - 24 hours on call) (hotline and WHATSAPP) : 60377780

Other online support services

Round-the-clock counselling (Accessible 24/7)
Link: www.openup.hk
Facebook messenger: m.me/openup.hk
WeChat: hkopenup
SMS: 9101 2012

The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong
Available on iOS and Android platforms: Chat窿
Website: http://chatpoint.org.hk
Service Hour: Monday to Friday, 6 am to 1 am, Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays from 8 am to 1 am

Caritas Infinity Teens
WhatsApp: 9377 3666
Telegram: caritasinfinityteens
Website: http://it.caritas.org.hk
Monday, Tuesday: 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 2 pm to 10 pm
Friday, Saturday: 6 pm to 2 am

eSm^_^iley, Cyber Youth Support Teams, Hong Kong Children and Youth Services
WhatsApp: 6280 6281
IG/FB/Wechat/Telegram: esmileyhk
Website: https://esmiley.hkcys.hk
Monday, Tuesday & Saturday: 6pm – 2am
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 6pm – 10pm

uTouch, Cyber Youth Support Teams, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
WhatsApp: 6277 8899
Website: https://utouch.hk
Tuesday: 10am – 10pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 2pm – 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 2pm – 2am

St.James’Settlemen Youth Service 港島區網上青年支援隊 - Six Degree Hubs
WhatsApp: 5933 3711
Telegram: @hearforyou
Instagram: @sixdegreehubs
Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday: 2pm - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 2pm
Thursday: 2pm – 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 2pm – 2am

BGCA Nite Cat Online Cyber Youth Support Team
Online Chatroom: http://nitecat.bgca.org.hk/tc/
WhatsApp: 9726 8159 / 9852 8625
Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 6pm – 2am