Mental Health Services in Hong Kong
Services in Hong Kong can roughly be divided into public, private, and charitable/non-government (NGO). Charities and NGOs offer lower cost or free mental health care options. Below is a list of online and front-line services.
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List of Service Providers
Alcoholics Anonymous Hong Kong
If you seem to be having worries or trouble with your drinking, you may be interested to know something about Alcoholics Anonymous and their programme of recovery from alcoholism. They also host group sharrings so you do not have to feel alone.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.
Contact: 9073 6922
Alliance of Ex-Mentally Ill of Hong Kong
The Alliance organises social activities and group sections by the social workers and ex-mentally ill to help and assist those in need throughout their recovery journey. They also created the AEMIHK human library with ex-mentally ills acting as ‘living books’ to share their recovery journey, aiming to improve the society’s understanding on mental health and the associated stigmas.
Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service
Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service provides innovative and multimedia social services for the community ranging from infants to elderlies. Current services include infant schools, children and youth services, family services, elderly services, psychiatric services, clinical psychology services and counselling, vocational training services, minority services and social enterprises.
Adult Service: 2535 4135
Youth Service: 3413 1543
Barnabas Charitable Service Association
Barnabas Charitable Service Association Limited provides specialized attention and recovery services for female drug abuse users looking to rebuild their livelihoods and family. Their values are centered on promoting a community spirit and mutual respect.
Christian Family Service Centre
The Christian Family Service Centre promotes healthy family functioning and aims to contribute to the caring society of Hong Kong. Their services centre around the principles of family first, professional service, excellent management, and innovation.
Early Psychosis Foundation
Early Psychosis Foundation (EPISO) consists of experienced professionals and academics in the field of early psychosis. The society aims to make accessible knowledge and experience gained from research and clinical practice to promote high-quality early psychosis intervention services, professional training, and public awareness programs.
Fu Hong Society
Invited by the ‘Best Buddies International’ in 2004, Fu Hong Society was authorised to set up a ‘Best Buddies’ movement in Hong Kong which pairs members of the community to become friends of the people with disabilities. Hundreds of ‘Best buddies’ have been paired each year. Besides, Fu Hong society also provides a wide range of services including counselling and rehabilitation, residential and vocational services as well as community supports.
Hong Kong Associations of Art Therapists
Art Therapy is an integrative mental health and human service with active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship. The Hong Kong Associations of Art Therapists provides workshops and seminars for those who are interested in Art Therapies.
Hong Kong Eating Disorder Association Limited
The Hong Kong Eating Disorder Association Limited provides information and offers treatment sections including dietetic consultancy and psychotherapy for individuals who are suffering from eating disorder. They also holds sharing sections from patients, caregivers and professionals to support you and your family through the journey of recovery.
HK Familylink Mental Health Advocacy Association
The HK Family Mental Health Advocacy Association focuses on providing informative sections and education to the family of mood disorder suffers which helps the caregivers to better understand and increase their ability to cope with the situations. Information on various mood disorders and sharing videos can be found on their website.
KELY Support Group
KELY Support Group is a non-government funded bilingual organisation which provides support to youth between the ages of 14 and 24 in Hong Kong from Chinese-speaking, Ethnic Minority and English-speaking backgrounds. Their programmes and services focus on knowledge, resistance and harm reduction around drug and alcohol misuse.
Contact: 2521 6890
The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
The non-profit organization aims to promote and educate the public on mental health and provide rehabilitation services to the mentally handicapped and mentally ill.
The New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Asosciation
The New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation consists of a wide range of services including residential, rehabilitations and vocational services provided by psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and other professionals. They also provide community, peer and family supports to those in need.
OCD & Anxiety Support Hong Kong
The organisation aims to provide group sections and opportunites for the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anxiety Disorders (AD) suffers to express their voice.
Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong
The Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong provides those recovering from mental illness with vocational training to help them re-enter the workforce, support for family and caregivers of those with mental illness, and promote social inclusion.
The Samaritans 24hrs provides suicide hotline service in different languages. If you want to talk to someone about your life or struggles, feel free to dail 2896 0000 to talk to them. They are ready to listen to your stories.
The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong
Apart from their 24-hours hotline service: 23892222, the Samaritans Befrienders Hong Kong mainly holds community services and interventions on crises preventions as well as to befriend those who are facing difficulties.
Senpha aims to strengthen the community’s mental health awareness and understanding. Their services are offered to the general public, schools, groups, and institutions and are centred around their core values of: sports, education, nature, positivity, helping, and arts.
St. John's Cathedral Counselling Service
St. John’s Cathedral Counselling Service provides affordable counselling service in different areas by qualified counsellors, therapists, clinical social workers and psychologists. Their wide range of couselling services covers the following: art and play therapy, pre-marital and relationship counselling, substance abuse and internet – sex addiction treatment, grief counselling, anger and stress management, sex education and human sexuality, empowering care for HIV and cancer patients and CBT for anxiety-mood disorders, panic attacks and social phobias.
Contact: 25257207 / 25257208
The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention
The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention aims to provide rehabilitation services to offenders and discharged prisoners, as well as providing community education, mental health service and crime prevention programmes for the general public of Hong Kong.
Variety - the children's charity
Variety – the Children’s Charity’s aims to serve children who require a special kind of help. The charity hopes to provide futures without limits through different programms including the Variety Butterfly Program, which provides early assessment and interim treatment of financially disadvantaged children and adolescents.