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WeCare Fund for Student-Initiated Youth Suicide Prevention Projects-Best Practice Award Presentation Ceremony
《與你同行》資助計劃 – 由學生主導的防止青年自殺計劃頒獎典禮

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    WeCare Fund for Student-Initiated Youth Suicide Prevention Project (the project) is the very first cross-institutional student initiated suicide prevention project conducted by The Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (the Centre). The Fund aims to encourage students, with the support of professional advisors, to organise, initiate, and implement mental health related projects at university campuses, and through the projects to nurture positive emotions at campuses and to enhance awareness of mental health issues among youths. Read More

    Social Media for Social Good [Talk 3]

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      Our seminar ‘How to make the Internet Safer and Better?’ was successfully held on 22 February, 2017. We were honored to have Mia Garlick, Director of Policy of Facebook Headquarter, Charles Mok, the legislative councilor (IT constituency), and Hsu Siu-man, Supervisor of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) sharing their views on the topic – ‘how can social media play a more active role in suicide prevention’. Read More

      Social Media for Social Good – Talk 3
      How to Make the Internet Safer and Better?

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      Please register via HKU Event Management System http://goo.gl/jPgy9k

       

      Speaker:
      Ms. Mia Garlick (Director of Policy at Facebook)

      Panelists:
      Hon. Charles Mok (Member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong, Information Technology)
      Ms. Siu Man Hsu (Supervisor, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups)

      Moderator:
      Prof. Paul Yip (Director of HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, HKU)

      Date : Feb 22, 2017 (Wednesday)
      Time : 9:30 – 10:30
      Venue : Studio 3, 2/F, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong. Read More

      【多一點關注 ─ 情緒拯救攻略】互動遊戲

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      你的朋友面對情緒困擾時,你會如何反應呢?假如你的朋友向你表示他有自殺的念頭,你會如何做?中心與端傳媒合作製作【多一點關注 -情緒拯救攻略】 互動小遊戲於2016年12月19日正式發布,讓公眾學習如何關心有自殺風險或受情緒困擾的人士。歡迎各界人士訪問、轉發此遊戲,以鼓勵更多人成為守護生命的天使。

      此項目由香港大學知識交流撥款計劃2016/17資助。

      Community resources on Suicide Prevention 防止自殺的社區支援服務  (http://wecare.csrp.hku.hk/)

      Suicide Prevention Service 生命熱線 2382 0000
      Samaritans 撒瑪利亞會 2896 0000
      The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong 撒瑪利亞防止自殺會 2389 2222

      Neighbourhood effects on wellbeing:
      Two multilevel analyses of life satisfaction and substance use from Hong Kong and Taiwan

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      Please register via HKU Event Management System http://goo.gl/7JdhWJ 

      Speaker: Dr. Shu-Sen Chang (College of Public Health, National Taiwan University)
      Date : Sept 23, 2016 (Friday)
      Time : 12:00 – 13:00
      Venue : Studio 2, 2/F, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

      Abstract

      There is a growing body of literature on the effect of neighbourhood socioeconomic characteristics on individuals’ health and wellbeing. The substantial growth of understanding in this area benefits much from the advent and access to multilevel analysis, which enables the disentangling of effects of individual- and neighbourhood-level factors. In this seminar multilevel analyses based on two population-based, representative samples from Hong Kong and Taiwan will be presented. The Hong Kong study investigated the association of neighbourhood socioeconomic factors with individuals’ life satisfaction and happiness. The Taiwanese study examined the association of neighbourhood socioeconomic factors with individuals’ use of alcohol, tobacco, betel nut, and illicit drugs. Limitations and implications of the findings will be discussed.

      About the speaker

      Dr Shu-Sen Chang MD, MSc, PhD, is currently Assistant Professor at the College of Public Health, National Taiwan University. He was trained and had practiced as a psychiatrist in Taiwan (2001-2007), and completed his PhD in Bristol, UK (2010). His research interests include suicide and suicide prevention, community mental health, psychiatric epidemiology, and spatial epidemiology.

      Please register via HKU Event Management System http://goo.gl/7JdhWJ 
      Enquiries: Please contact Mr. Rickey YAU at csrp@hku.hk or 28315232

      Developing Comprehensive, Integrated Approaches to Suicide Prevention

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      Please register via HKU Event Management System http://goo.gl/MkcAmk

      Speaker: Dr. Eric D. Caine (University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester)
      Date : Sept 23, 2016 (Friday)
      Time : 11:00 – 12:00
      Venue : Studio 2, 2/F, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

      Abstract

      To date, there have been no effective, broadly applied, comprehensive and sustainable approaches to preventing suicide and risk-related premature deaths in the United States.  Rare examples of exceptional programs exist – in the US Air Force and the police force of Montreal, Quebec, Canada – but no one has replicated these results, nor is it clear that they are suitable for dealing with the extraordinary diversity within and between states, let alone an entire country. Preventing suicides and premature deaths – to the extent that there is a substantial reduction in population-level rates – will require systemic, systematically applied and coordinated interventions. They will require carefully crafted public health initiatives that reach far ‘upstream’ while also dealing with persons on the ‘edge of death.’ While suicide is often viewed from the perspectives of individuals who have killed themselves, these deaths are drawn from diverse groups who share common characteristics. Effective prevention programs must address the diversity of these groups even as it is essential to meet the needs of individuals suffering great distress. Suicide prevention must be built as a mosaic; no single piece will convey the entire picture.

      This presentation will consider what elements are necessary for creating and sustaining the mosaic of efforts required for preventing suicide, attempted suicide, and antecedent risks that are common to these adverse outcomes, as well as other related forms of premature death.  It will consider the challenges involved when promoting effective, broad based coalitions; the opportunities from forging synergies among diverse groups; the development of dynamic models to explore the impact of programmatic changes and interventions; and the central role of culture change that will be essential to creating and sustaining a powerfully effective suicide prevention movement.

      About the speaker

      Dr. Caine has served since 1996 as John Romano Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center and Co-Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (CSPS) since its founding in 1998. He has deep experience in the evaluation, management, and aftercare of acutely suicidal individuals, dating to the 1970s. Dr. Caine recently was a member of the Task Force charged with reformulating the National Strategy of Suicide Prevention, a subgroup of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and now co-chairs its ‘Impact Group’, which will track the effects of the new strategy on national rates of suicide.

      Please register via HKU Event Management System http://goo.gl/MkcAmk
      Enquiries: Please contact Mr. Rickey YAU at csrp@hku.hk or 28315232