We are Mind HK
We are here to ensure no one in Hong Kong has to face a mental
health problem alone.
About Mind HK
Mind HK is a mental health charity here to ensure no one has to face a mental health problem alone in Hong Kong. Through our work, we hope to improve awareness of mental health and mental health conditions, remove the associated stigma, and provide talking therapy, with the aim of achieving the best mental health for all in Hong Kong. Together with the existing collaboration and research efforts, we are here to support Hong Kong in becoming a global leader and regional model for public mental health.
- Change: To educate around mental health and remove the associated stigma.
- Act: To collaborate, innovate, create and research to ensure the best mental health for all in Hong Kong.
- Guide: To make Hong Kong a global leader and regional model for public mental health.
- Integrity: Everything that we do will be based on evidence and informed by those with lived experience. Our processes will be transparent.
- Compassion: We will act with kindness, care and empathy for all of those that we interact with.
- Inclusivity: Our approach will seek to help as many people across Hong Kong as we can.
- Commitment: We will work to achieve the best mental health outcomes with drive and dedication.
We have open resources on 50+ mental health topics, in English and Traditional Chinese (available on our Mental Health A-Z page here) and developed a Virtual Assistant, Help Me, to make access to information and support more accessible, and published a youth mental health online resource, Coolminds in partnership with KELY Support Group.
Our pioneering Improving Access to Community Therapies (iACT®) programme involves training and placing Wellbeing Practitioners to offer free, short-term, low-intensity mental health services 1:1 to youth and adults in Hong Kong facing mild to moderate mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. This iACT® service, which is based on the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, is available online (via www.iact.hk) and in host organisations (e.g. schools, NGOs, clinics). Services are rigorously evaluated and researched to ensure quality and effectiveness.
Outreach Campaigns and Programmes
We develop and host campaigns, events, and international conferences to raise mental health awareness and support the mental health of communities. View our upcoming events here.
We offer 12+ clinically developed public and private training sessions to educate people on mental health literacy and tools to support wellbeing, offered in both English and Cantonese. This includes Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), an internationally certified course. Learn more about our upcoming training offerings and private training opportunities here.
”More Than a Label” is a project in partnership with MINDSET Hong Kong, which seeks to change and influence the public’s perception towards persons with mental health problems. Through this project, we train ambassadors (individuals who have lived experience of mental health problems and are in recovery) and develop platforms (e.g., events, websites, social media) for them to share their personal stories of mental health journeys. We believe in the power of storytelling to reduce the stigma around mental health conditions and want to showcase realistic portrayals of people who have faced mental health problems and are in recovery to ignite hope in others. Learn more about the More Than a Label here and read our ambassadors’ stories here.
Our Strategy and Annual Reports
Anyone in Hong Kong who needs help with their mental health can be assured that they are entitled to the full support of Mind HK irrespective of their gender, race, background or beliefs. To be effective and credible, Mind HK operates as a neutral and impartial humanitarian charity without any political affiliations or other conflicts of interest. The work we do, especially our research, is dedicated to improving the health of vulnerable groups and maintaining the best mental health possible for all of Hong Kong. We hope that anyone reporting or commenting on our work will respect and support our independence and neutrality.