Mind HK, KELY Support Group (KELY), and The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong (SBHK) have joined forces to co-organise the “Support Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention” fundraising campaign to support our young people’s mental health and future.
If you are able to support, please consider donating a portion or all of your HK$10,000 cash pay-out to this fund to help us raise our target goal of 1 million HKD to expand and sustain our mental health services for young people in Hong Kong.
Youth mental health matters:
- 75% of mental health problems arise before the age of 24 and 50% are established by the age of 24. Targeting youth is the most effective way to prevent further and initial development of common mental health problems.
- 40% of students in Form 1 (Year 7) continue to be at risk of committing suicide.
- 37% of young people in Hong Kong indicated feeling anxious during the time of COVID-19.
We know that the last few months have been difficult for many in Hong Kong; youth facing mental health problems, or at risk of developing mental health problems, are particularly in urgent need of our support. However much you decide to donate, we are beyond grateful for your generosity and will do all we can to support our youth.
All donations will go towards a cohesive response to support the mental health of young people. Through the Coolminds initiative, KELY will provide direct youth support and Mind HK will educate the adults around them. SBHK will expand their emotional support service and suicide prevention programmes for when youth need help most.
To learn more about the campaign, our work, and to donate, please visit our fundraising page: https://www.simplygiving.com/event/support_youth_mentalhealth_suicideprevention