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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.