Our mission and vision
- To ensure everyone in Hong Kong living with a mental health problem has the recognition, support and respect they need to make the best recovery possible.
- To provide partnership, collaboration, training, innovation and best practice to facilitate the work of all those involved in improving mental health in Hong Kong.
- To lead, promote and support the destigmatisation and transformation of community mental health care so that Hong Kong can become a global leader in the field and a model for other Asian cities.
- To research and audit these strategies and share them internationally.
Who we areMind Hong Kong is a mental health charity. We are committed to improving awareness and understanding of mental health in Hong Kong.
What we do
Mind Hong Kong (Mind HK), a registered S88 charity (91/16471) committed to improving awareness and understanding of mental health in Hong Kong. We provide online resources and support, based on global best practice, to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Through public campaign, resources, and events, Mind HK seeks to improve awareness and understanding of mental health, while breaking the stigma around it. Our Mind HK website reaches over 54,000 new users per month.
Our training and international speakers will help the public to understand mental health and learn how to best help others.
Our research will highlight how Mind Hong Kong and others can work to best help Hong Kong’s population.
At least one in seven people in Hong Kong will experience a mental health problem. We believe that no-one should have to face this alone.
We believe in building partnerships to create impact. Since our inception, we have collaborated with Mind UK, Black Dog Institute, Orygen, Time to Change, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, and other renowned international NGOs, to bring international best practice to Hong Kong and advance our own and other mental health NGOs initiatives. Thank you to these organisations for collaborating on content and providing support. Locally, we partner with the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong, KELY Support Group, City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong and many other NGOs on a number of programmes and campaigns.
Coolminds: In partnership with KELY Support Group, we have developed tailored resources and training programmes for youth, parents and educators to support young people across Hong Kong. For more information about our Coolminds initiative, please visit www.coolmindshk.com
How we started
The cumulative impact of many years of stigmatisation and lack of awareness of mental health issues is a growing concern in Hong Kong. Mind HK felt something needs to be done to address stigmatisation, raise awareness, grow understanding, and generate solutions.
Mind HK was initially set-up in January 2016 and officially launched in November 2017 as a project under the Patient Care Foundation Ltd (PCF), a HK registered charity (91/13669). Mind HK became an independent s88 charity (91/16471) in April 2019.
Information & Support
When you’re experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life. That’s what we try to do. We empower people to understand their condition and the choices available to them.
For information on mental health issues please see our A-Z Mental Health.
For emergency support please see our emergency contact list.
For non-emergency support, please visit our community directory.