Additional resources

Free/ Subsidised Psychological Services

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

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

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

Financial subsidies for the needy mentally-ill:
Subsidise low-income users with suspected mental health problems to receive psychiatric services in private practice

    • Target: Hong Kong residents with financial difficulties who are currently on the new case waitlist for public psychiatric services
    • Enquiries hotline: 3552 5286
    • Email: [email protected]

Hong Kong Federations of Youth Group subsidised psychiatric service programme for youth
Subsidise youth in need to receive psychiatric services in private practise, and immediate support for youth with early signs of mood disorders.

    • Eligible applicants will be able to receive 6 sessions by a psychiatrist, subsidies include consultation fees and medications (max.: HKD$3,600)
    •  Target:
      • 10-29 years old Hong Kong permanent resident (adolescents under 18 must have consent by parents or guardians; youth aged 18 or above should participate in the programme voluntarily)
      • Show signs of clinical mood disorders screened by social workers, and the need to receive psychiatric services
      • First-time user of psychiatric service
      • Family with financial need
    • Contact hotline: 3422 3161
    • Email: [email protected]

Other free/ subsidised mental health services:

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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