September 10 is the World Suicide Prevention Day. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (CSRP) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will hold a press conference on September 10 (Tuesday) with the theme “Working Together to Nurturing the Future”.
Professor Paul YIP Siu-fai, Director of the Centre, will present the latest suicide statistics for Hong Kong and explain the findings at the conference. He will also introduce Jockey Club Online Youth Emotional Support – Open Up, the first 24/7 operated online-crisis support service targeting youth aged 11-35. The service enables help-seekers to instantly message with counsellors via SMS and popular social media platforms including FB Messenger, WeChat and the official web portal regarding their study, family, work and relationship-induced emotional distress. This project is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, supported by CSRP and operates in conjunction with three leading youth non-profit organisations, Caritas-Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, and The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong. We are pleased to have the Open Up Clinical Supervisor Ms Shirley Chow and volunteer Ms Denise Mak to share their thoughts and feelings about Open Up with us at the conference.
Details of the press conference are as follows:
Date: September 10, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Media registration starts at 1:45 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)