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2016 World Suicide Prevention Day Press Conference
世界防止自殺日新聞發布會

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September 10th is the World Suicide Prevention Day. The HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (CSRP) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will hold a press conference on September 9 (Friday) with theme “WeCare與你同行”.

Professor Paul YIP Siu-fai, Director of the Centre, will at the conference present the latest suicide statistics for Hong Kong, and talk about our newest research findings. The student suicide incidents in early 2016 raised the public’s concerns. The conference will focus on youth mental health and encourage everyone to Connect, Communicate, and Care about those who are in need. Jason, an influential Youtuber with over 440,000 subscribers, will share on how he recovered from suicidal thoughts by receiving help, and how he activated his social network and encouraged his subscribers to seek help. CSRP will also launch the latest WeCare與你同行 website in hope to facilitate different stakeholders to contribute to suicide prevention.

Details of the press conference are as follows:

Date: September 9, 2016 (Friday) Time: 2:30 pm (Media registration starts at 2:15 pm) Venue: Studio 3-4, 2/F, HKJC Building for Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, HK Language: Cantonese (English is available for Q&A session)

Program:

2:30 – 2:40 Professor Yip (Director of CSRP): releases the latest suicide rates in Hong Kong and shares recent research findings on student suicide cases
2:40 – 3:00 Jason (Youtuber): shares experiences of “connect, communicate, and care”
3:00 – 3:10 Professor Yip: launches the latest WeCare website and concludes the event
3:10 – 3:30 Q&A session

About HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (CSRP), HKU Founded in 2002, the CSRP has been promoting the use of Public Health Approach in tackling suicide problems in Hong Kong. The CSRP has established its reputation in suicide research and prevention worldwide and extended its research scope to well-being of individuals as well as the whole society. The CSRP believes in that empirical research would optimize practices and ultimately contribute to the improvement of a society.

Download official full Press Release (English) here.
Download Press Conference Slides here.

For media enquiries, please call Mr. Rickey YAU at (Tel) 2831 5232, or send email to csrp@hku.hk.

每年的9月10日為世界防止自殺日。香港大學香港賽馬會防止自殺研究中心(以下簡稱「防止自殺研究中心」)將於9月9日(星期五)舉辦「WeCare 與你同行」為主題的新聞發布會。

會上,防止自殺研究中心總監 葉兆輝教授將報告最新的香港自殺率數據及人口分佈特徵,並介紹中心最近的研究成果。近來學生自殺事件引起各界關注,大會將以青少年的精神健康為中心,圍繞『連結、溝通、關心』,呼籲各界人士伸出援手,支持有風險的人士走出困境。為此,大會特別邀請了一位擁有超過44萬訂閱的Youtuber ——「大J」,分享他的心路歷程,從身處困境卻不敢求助,到現今運用他的影響力,去鼓勵其他面對情緒困擾的人。大會並將公佈最新版本的WeCare 與你同行」網站,旨在協助各方持分者參與防止自殺工作。

新聞發布會詳情如下:

日期:2016年9月9日(星期五)
時間:下午2時半(傳媒登記時間︰下午2時15分)
地點:香港薄扶林沙宣道5號香港賽馬會跨學科研究大樓2樓Studio 3-4
語言:粵語主講,問答環節可使用英文 流程

2:30 – 2:40 葉兆輝教授(防止自殺研究中心總監): 公布最新香港自殺率數據,介紹中心關於學生自殺的研究發現
2:40 – 3:00 大 J (Youtuber):分享自身經歷
3:00-3:10 葉兆輝教授:公佈最新版本「WeCare 與你同行」網站,總結
3:10 – 3:30 傳媒提問

關於香港大學香港賽馬會防止自殺研究中心

自2002年創立以來,香港大學香港賽馬會防止自殺研究中心(CSRP)已經建立起其在國際防止自殺領域的影響力,並在近年將工作擴展到關注整體社會的福祉。CSRP相信通過實證研究可以優化實踐,並最終將有助於社會進步。

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傳媒查詢請聯絡:邱世邦先生(Rickey),電話︰2831 5232,電郵︰csrp@hku.hk

Connected for Life – Press Release
連結關愛 守護生命

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香港大學香港賽馬會防止自殺研究中心於6月29日舉辦以「連結關愛 守護生命」為主題的新聞發布會。透過與Facebook及其他合作夥伴機構聯合發布《有困難,我撐你》指引手冊,以鼓勵每一位社會成員都能為身邊有情緒危機的人士提供幫助,守護生命。

防止自殺研究中心總監葉兆輝教授在開幕詞中指出,本地社會在精神健康問題方面仍存在較重的污名化,許多受情緒或精神問題困擾的人士不敢求助,或不知道從何求助。以近兩年半的學生自殺問題為例,防止自殺研究中心最新收集的資料發現,約30%的死者生前曾被診斷有精神科問題,但僅有不到9%的死者曾接受相關的社會服務。甚至有的死者生前懷疑自己有精神科問題,但不敢求醫,只上網搜尋相關訊息,鬱鬱而終。

葉教授指出,只有全社會積極提供幫助,才能令受困擾人士勇於敞開心房,尋求並接受幫助。他欣賞社交媒體平台如Facebook願意利用自身對青年人有著深遠影響的優勢來促進在線安全以及支持有需要的人士。Facebook主動與防止自殺研究中心接洽,聯同香港青年協會及撒瑪利亞會編輯了《有困難,我撐你》指引手冊。該手冊簡要地提供了結合研究證據與前線經驗以處理情緒危機及自殺行為的技巧,於線上及線下皆可應用,讓大家能為有需要的人士提供及時、妥善的幫助。指引手冊特別注重本地化製作,採用了現今社會年輕人的常用語言,且由香港本地設計師設計。香港藝人楊千嬅小姐亦透過Facebook特別錄製的關愛短片,表達對是次自殺預防倡議的支持,希望公眾熱愛生命,關心身邊人。

《有困難,我撐你》將透過多間公益機構向社工、教師、家長、學生及有需要的人免費派發。指引手冊的電子版亦可從任何一個合作夥伴機構的網站上免費下載。防止自殺研究中心會將指引手冊派發給加入「優質教育基金培養學生正面態度和價值觀網絡」的中小學,提供給第一線的社工和老師參考,而香港青年協會亦將會把指引手冊派發給有加入該協會服務網絡的學校,救助兒童會同時也會在街頭活動中派發指引手冊。

各個合作夥伴機構的代表於新聞發布會上介紹各自機構為有需要的年輕人提供的援助,歡迎各界人士善用這些服務。Facebook香港及台灣公共政策總監陳澍先生表示,Facebook非常有幸藉此機會與港大等不同專業和公益組織合作,這也是繼近期Facebook啟動全新網上自殺自殘預防功能之後,第一次在線下為香港度身定制,推出最符合香港本地實際情況及語言習慣的指引手冊 。

香港青年協會督導主任徐小曼女士認同社交媒體是聯繫及服務青年人的主要平台。她分享青協近年開展通過社交媒體接觸及服務青年的經歷,並演示介紹如何通過Facebook及Whatsapp獲取青協的求助資訊和服務。

撒瑪利亞會項目顧問賴美芳女士表示,青少年遇到問題或負面情緒時,朋輩往往是他們最直接而信任的傾訴對象,有見及此,撒瑪利亞會透過「友伴同行」生命互勉計劃,讓青年人認識情緒困擾、抑鬱症、自傷和自殺的徵兆、成因和預防方法,促進青年人彼此間的聆聽與溝通,在朋輩間發揮互助互勉的精神。賴女士並寄語青年人要「多聆聽,少批判」。

香港救助兒童會總幹事方曉明女士介紹該會的服務,透過跟不同單位合作,為兒童建立完整的支援網絡,例如透過電話熱線為家長及兒童提供情緒輔導,亦透過充權方式,鼓勵兒童直接參與社會,重拾生存及生活意義。

葉教授總結道,《有困難,我撐你》的編輯與發佈體現出香港社會有很多有心人,亦有豐富的社會資源。與會人士共同發出呼籲:任何人都可能面臨困難,求助並不意味著軟弱,而當你發現身邊有人需要幫助時,你也可以善用社會資源,更好地去幫助對方。無論是線上及線下,透過積極的溝通、富有同理心的傾聽與支持,大家都可以成為生命的守護者。

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Press Conference – Connected for Life
「連結關愛 守護生命」新聞發布會

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The HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (CSRP) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 with the theme “Connected for Life.” You are cordially invited to attend and cover this event.

Responding to the student suicide phenomenon, CSRP has worked with Facebook, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), and The Samaritans Hong Kong to edit a booklet, “Help a Friend,” to guide the public how to appropriately help others who are emotionally distressed or even suicidal. Save the Children Hong Kong will also join efforts to promote the booklet. While releasing the booklet at the press conference, CSRP, joined by representatives of social media industry and social service organizations, ask the public to become suicide prevention gatekeepers. By promoting public awareness of suicide prevention and support to vulnerable individuals, we hope the community members, online and offline, will act as good Samaritans to each other and be connected for life. Representatives from different organizations will share their experiences of reaching out and providing support to vulnerable youth.

DETAILS OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Time: 3:30 pm (Media registration begins at 3:15pm)
Venue: CPD 2.42, Centennial Campus, HKU
Language: Cantonese (English is available for Q&A session)
Moderator: Professor Paul YIP (Director of CSRP, HKU)

PROGRAMME:

3:30 – 3:40 Professor Yip delivering latest suicide statistics
3:40 – 3:45 Release “Help a Friend” booklet and Video showing
3:45 – 4:05 Panel sharing:

  • Mr. George CHEN (Head of Public Policy, Hong Kong & Taiwan, Facebook)
  • Ms. Siu Man HSU (Supervisor, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups)
  • Professor George WOO (Chairman of the Board, The Samaritans)
  • Ms. Amy FONG (Chief Executive, Save the Children Hong Kong)
4:05 – 4:30 Q&A session

ABOUT THE PARTNERS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

Facebook was founded in 2004. Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (hkfyg.org.hk | m21.hk) was founded in 1960 and is now the city’s largest youth service organisation. For the last 54 years, it has been committed to serving the youth of Hong Kong through the provision of a variety of services, activities and programmes, which have an annual attendance of over five million. We encourage youth to reach their fullest potential and with community support, we now have over 60 service units. We also have 12 core services, which include the Youth S.P.O.Ts, M21 Multimedia Services, Employment Services, Youth at Risk Services, Counselling Services, Parenting Services, Leadership Training, Volunteer Services, Education Services, Creativity Education and Youth Exchange, Leisure, Cultural and Sports Services, and Research and Publications. We encourage young people to grow into responsible and dutiful citizens and we now have over 170,000 registered volunteers and 410,000 registered members. We believe that our motto “HKFYG • Here for You” reaffirms our commitment and dedication to the young people of Hong Kong.

The Samaritans is a non-profit, non-religious organisation giving confidential emotional support to people who are suicidal or are in emotional or mental distress through our 24-hour hotline and email service. Our service is provided to anyone regardless of age, creed, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation since 1974. Last year, The Samaritans provided hotline service to over 30,000 callers.

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Hong Kong and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. We have 30 national organizations working together to deliver programmes in around 120 countries. Save the Children Hong Kong was established in 2009.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES

Mr. Rickey YAU
Tel.: 2831 5232
Email: csrp@hku.hk

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香港大學香港賽馬會防止自殺研究中心(簡稱「防止自殺研究中心」)將於2016年6月29日(星期三)舉辦以「連結關愛 守護生命」為主題的新聞發布會,誠邀蒞臨報導。

因應近來的學生自殺問題,「防止自殺研究中心」聯合Facebook、香港青年協會(簡稱「青協」)、撒瑪利亞會共同編輯了《有困難,我撐你》指引手冊,並將攜手香港救助兒童會共同推廣。借發佈此手冊之機,「防止自殺研究中心」聯合社交媒體業界及社會服務組織代表,呼籲各界人士都可成為生命的守護者,提高對心理危機的認識,無論是在線上或線下都可多作傾談與表達關愛,守望相助。各與會嘉賓並將分享在各自領域如何主動聯絡青少年,為他們提供支援和幫助。

新聞發布會詳情

日期:2016年6月29日(星期三)
時間:下午3時半(傳媒登記時間︰下午3時15分)
地點:香港大學百週年校園 CPD 2.42
語言:粵語主講(問答環節可使用英文)
主持人:葉兆輝教授(香港大學香港賽馬會防止自殺研究中心總監)

流程

3:30 – 3:40 葉兆輝教授開幕發言
3:40 – 3:45 發佈《有困難,我撐你》指引手冊並播映關愛短片
3:45 – 4:05 嘉賓分享:

  • 陳澍先生(Facebook香港及台灣公共政策總監)
  • 徐小曼女士(香港青年協會督導主任)
  • 胡志城教授(撒瑪利亞會董事會主席)
  • 方曉明女士(香港救助兒童會總幹事)
4:05 – 4:30 答問環節

關於合作夥伴(按機構英文名稱字母順序排列):

Facebook成立於2004年,致力為大衆提供分享平台,讓世界更開放,聯繫更緊密。通過Facebook,用戶與親友保持聯繫,發掘新鮮資訊,分享生活故事。

香港青年協會 hkfyg.org.hk | m21.hk(簡稱青協)於1960年成立,是香港最具規模的青年服務機構。隨著社會不斷轉變,青年所面對的機遇和挑戰時有不同,而青協一直不離不棄,關愛青年並陪伴他們一同成長。本著以青年為本的精神,我們透過專業服務和多元化活動,培育年青一代發揮潛能,為社會貢獻所長。至今每年使用我們服務的人次已超過500萬。在社會各界支持下,我們全港設有60多個服務單位,全面支援青年人的需要,並提供學習、交流和發揮創意的平台。此外,青協登記會員人數已超過41萬;而為推動青年發揮互助精神、實踐公民責任的青年義工網絡,亦有逾17萬登記義工。在「青協有您需要」的信念下,我們致力拓展12項核心服務,全面回應青年的需要,並為他們提供適切服務,包括:青年空間、M21 媒體服務、就業支援、邊青服務、輔導服務、家長服務、領袖培訓、義工服務、教育服務、創意交流、文康體藝及研究出版。

撒瑪利亞會是一個非牟利、無宗教立場的團體,主要服務是為精神和情緒受困擾或有自殺傾向的人士提供24小時情緒支援熱線和電郵服務。自1974年起,撒瑪利亞會服務本港社群的所有人士,不論其年齡、宗教信仰、種族、性別、性別認同或性傾向,撒瑪利亞會均盡力提供協助。去年,撒瑪利亞提供超過三萬個求助電話。

救助兒童會相信每個孩子都值得擁有未來。在香港及世界各地,我們予兒童一個健康生命的開始、學習的機會及免受傷害的保護。我們致力為每日受危難影響的兒童而努力,以改變他們的生命及分享我們的未來。我們全球的30個辦事處於120多個國家進行救緩工作,而救助兒童會香港辦事處於2009年成立。

傳媒查詢

邱世邦先生(Rickey YAU)
電話︰2831 5232
電郵︰csrp@hku.hk

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Introducing Well-being in Hong Kong

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The HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (CSRP) is pleased to introduce a new website, Well-being in Hong Kong, which aims to be a platform for research, opinion, and guidance on how to make communities healthier and happier. 

Well-being in Hong Kong aims to engage stakeholders on a number of levels. On a policy level, it will highlight relevant academic literature on mental health and well-being from Hong Kong and internationally. In doing so, it aims to facilitate debate and discussion about how the conditions for well-being can be realised, and encourage knowledge exchange between academics and policymakers. 

The website also aims to engage with stakeholders on a more individual level, recognising that social change depends on personal change. It will offer well-being tips from the CSRP, and provide surveys and tools that can be used at home and in educational settings. We are also inviting the wider community to share their experiences and impressions of well-being through the Journey of Mind section. 

For the launch, the website features several articles exploring issues as diverse as youth withdrawal and isolation, workplace injuries, and social support for those out of work. In the near future, we’re planning to discuss well-being in education, and how schools and colleges are taking steps to ward off stress and to strengthen the resilience of young people. 

Uniting all of these issues are the underlying questions of what well-being is, and how we can prioritise and promote well-being in our communities and society. And to help us all avoid becoming too stressed by the challenges that lie ahead, we’re also launching with a ‘well-being bite’ exploring the subject of gratitude, and inviting website visitors to take a survey to see if they are taking enough time to appreciate the things that we can already be grateful for. 

Above all, the website aims to engage and interact the broader community. The CSRP is therefore inviting contributions and comments from all those that want to make Hong Kong, and the wider world, a happier place to live. We’re also looking for designers and creative people to participate in our logo competition, with a number of prizes for winning entries. So please visit the website, take a look at the features and reach out to us via the comments, Journey of Mind, or Contact section.