Additional resources

Free/ Subsidised Psychological Services

Mind HK COVID-19 Mental Health Relief Scheme : Probono mental health support for those most affected by COVID-19

  • 1-3 remote one-to-one sessions
  • Guided self-help support from clinical professionals
  • Open to Hong Kong residents, over the age of 18, who have been affected by COVID-19
  • Priority will be given to those who are/have been admitted to a quarantine centre or hospital, healthcare workers or individuals who offer frontline support, and individuals who do not have private health insurance
  • To learn more and register your interest, please visit: 

Time to Heal: [Currently do not accept registration]
provides pro bono psychological therapy and service subsidy, and online resources for local individuals who have been affected by current situations.

  • Include 4-8 sessions of pro bono psychological services
  • HKD$7,000 subsidies for psychological or psychiatrical services
  • Applicants must be Hong Kong residents who have not sought public/private psychological/psychiatrical services in the past 2 years
  • Applicants should submit application form through a social worker
  • Tel.: 9010 2980
    Email: [email protected]

Care4ALL香港精神 – 同舟共行計劃: Provide free psychiatric consultation session and medication subsidy for people who are experiencing mental health distress due to recent events

  • Up to 8 free psychiatric consultation session, and up to HKD$6,000 medication subsidy
  • Applicants must:
    • not been seen by public/private psychiatric services in the past 2 years
    • suspected mental health problem in relation to recent social events
    • currently not under any police investigation and legal disputes
  • Submit application form through a social worker or call directly to the enquiries hotline
  • Enquiries hotline: 6020 2493 (Phone/WhatsApp)
    Email: [email protected]

UCEP subsidised counselling services: Provide up to 8 subsidised counselling sessions for eligible individuals who are experiencing mood disturbance.

  • 8 subsidised individual counselling services or child and family counselling services
  • Eligibility
  • Individuals with eligible individual/ family income
  • Children, family, and students and their parents
  • Enquiries hotline: 2349 3212
  • Email: [email protected]

Online counselling services

Open up: online counselling services for individuals aged 35 or below, available in Chinese and English, 24-hour

  • Facebook/ Instagram/ Wechat: hkopenup

Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong Chatpoint: Chinese only

  • IOS/ Android mobile application: Chat 窿

“Shall We Talk” – Red Cross Psychological Supporting Service

  • Free psychological supporting service for anyone who is experiencing emotional disturbance due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Service users are required to make an appointment before using the service
  • Reservation for service:
    • WhatsApp: 5164 5040
    • Telegram: @hkrcshallwetalk
    • Fill in the form here

24-hour hotline counselling services

  • The Samaritans (Multilingual): 2896 0000
  • Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong 24-hour hotline (Cantonese only): 2389 2222
  • Caritas Family Crisis Support Centre 24-hour (Cantonese only): 18288
  • Other hotlines: 

Other online resources

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