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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. John Cathedral Counselling Service
St. John 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
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.