Volunteer Mentorship Programme 2017
青年支援計劃 2017

Background

According to the latest study conducted by the University of Hong Kong, over half of the cases that have sought help from the Accident and Emergency (A&E) services between the period of 2002-2010 were because of self-harm, of which over half of the cases refused to receive services provided by professionals. In addition to general medical treatments, it is essential to provide new post-hospital emotional support services for these kinds of urgent patients.

Therefore, Dr. Frances LAW of The Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong (SWSA) and her team partnered with four local public hospitals to conduct a study called “Effects of community-based caring contact on post-discharge young adults with self-harm – A multi-center randomized controlled trial”. Apart from conventional medical treatments, the study will make use of mobile apps and/or arrange volunteer mentors as intervention methods to study the change in suicidal thoughts and behavior of participants.

We hope to support high-risk young adults through the positive influence of a group of passionate, mature and responsible volunteer mentors of this programme, in order to encourage them to face difficulties positively.

Service target

Young adults aged between 18 and 39 who have carried out self-harm behavior and are referred by the A&E.

Volunteer mentors (Recruitment completed)

The team will carry out a selection for volunteer mentors of this programme, provide training and guidance, and monitor services provided by volunteer mentors to ensure the service target receives appropriate support services. Volunteer mentors should have a caring heart, and be willing to spend time on supporting the service target. In addition, volunteer mentors must be eligible and pass the selection process before receiving training. After the training period, volunteer mentors have to provide six months of regular service (at least twice a month) for the service target, which includes contacting the service target through telephone or other communication tools, and assisting the service target in understanding their own problems. Volunteer mentors will also acquire the skill of helping young adults to solve problems during the training, and report to our supervisors and the University of Hong Kong when they notice any crisis.

Registration

Registration Closed.

Enquiries

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms. Lai at 2831-5232 or by email carmenlai@hku.hk.

Organizers

Department of Social Work and Social Administration, HKU
The HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, HKU

背景

根據香港大學最近的一項研究顯示,在2002 至2010年間,超過一半以上的個案曾因自我傷害行為而到急症室求診。當中超過一半的個案拒絕接受由專業人士所提供的服務。除了一般治療外,為這類有急切需要的人士提供嶄新的離院後情緒支援服務實在是必要的。

有鑑於此,香港大學社會工作及社會行政學系羅亦華博士及其研究團隊聯同四間本地公營醫院進行的一項研究名為「社區為本關懷及支援計劃對離院後之自我傷害青少年的效果-隨機抽樣研究」。除了常規醫療服務外,本研究透過流動應用程式,及義務導師支援作為介入方法,以查考參加者在自殺意念及行動方面的轉變。

透過推出此項支援服務,希望通過一群熱心、成熟、有責任感的義務導師,定時向高危青年人提供支援,發揮師友的正面影響,鼓勵他們積極面對困難。

服務對象

經由醫院急症室轉介,曾有自毀行為的18至39歲之年青人

義務導師(招募已完成)

本團隊將為是次服務的義務導師進行選拔,並提供培訓及指導,並對義務導師所提供的服務進行監察,以確保服務對象接受適當的支援服務。義務導師需具備愛心,並願意付出時間以支援服務對象。此外,義務導師亦需持有足夠資格及通過遴選,方可參加培訓。培訓期完結後,義務導師需向服務對象提供為期六個月的定期服務(每月至少兩次),包括以電話或其他通訊工具與服務對象聯繫,及協助服務對象了解他們的問題。義務導師亦會通過培訓學習協助青年人解決問題的技巧,並在察覺危機的時候,即時向本計劃的督導主任及香港大學匯報有關事宜。

義工報名方法

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查詢

如有任何查詢,請致電2831-5232 或電郵carmenlai@hku.hk與黎小姐聯絡。

主辦單位

香港大學香港賽馬會防止自殺研究中心
香港大學社會工作及社會行政學系