Take a Minute, Change a Life
以一分鐘,改變一生
2017 World Suicide Prevention Day Press Conference
世界防止自殺日新聞發布會

By September 5, 2017Events, News, Press Conference

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 8 (Friday) with the theme “Take a Minute, Change a Life” to raise public awareness of suicide prevention.

Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, CSRP Director, will present the latest suicide statistics for Hong Kong and explain the findings. CSRP earlier held a one-minute video competition with the theme of “Take a Minute, Change a Life” to encourage members of the community to participate in suicide prevention, in particular, to support the high-risk individuals. Members of the public were invited to share their personal experiences through a video. CSRP will announce the champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up at the press conference. The awardees have been selected by public voting and panel evaluation. One of the voters has won the lucky draw for voting.

Details of the press conference are as follows:

Date: September 8, 2017 (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 (map)
Language: Cantonese (English is available for Q&A session)

Program:

2:30 – 2:45 Professor Yip (Director of CSRP) presents the latest suicide figures in Hong Kong
2:45 – 3:00 “Take a Minute, Change a Life” One-minute Video Competition Prize-giving Ceremony
3:00 – 3:10 Concluding remarks by Professor Yip
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 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(中心)將於9月8日(星期五)舉辦「以一分鐘,改變一生」為主題的新聞發布會。

中心總監葉兆輝教授將於會上報告最新的香港自殺率數據及人口分佈特徵,並介紹中心最新的研究成果。為推動社會參與防止自殺工作,中心早前舉辦「以一分鐘,改變一生」一分鐘短片比賽,邀請公眾人士分享與防止自殺有關的個人經歷,尤其是支持有自殺風險人士走出困境的經驗。比賽經公眾投票和評審相議選出冠軍、亞軍和季軍,一位投票人士在抽獎中勝出。大會將於會上公布比賽結果,並頒獎給得獎者。

新聞發布會詳情如下:

日期:2017年9月8日(星期五)
時間:下午2時30分(傳媒登記時間︰下午2時15分)
地點:香港沙宣道5號賽馬會跨學科研究大樓2樓Studio 3-4 (請參閱地圖
語言:粵語主講,問答環節可使用英文

流程

2:30 – 2:45 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
2:45 – 3:00 「以一分鐘,改變一生」一分鐘短片比賽頒獎典禮
3:00 – 3:10 葉兆輝教授: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(本中心)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。本中心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