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

By June 24, 2016News, Press Conference

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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