KELY

We collaborate with schools and other partners to offer programmes to youth between the ages of 14 and 24 around our 3 core focus areas.

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2/F East Wing
12 Borrett Road
Central, Hong Kong
2521 6890
contact@kely.org

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Weez Walk 2024

Weez Walk returns!

Walk or run around the Hong Kong Island Coastal Trail 
to raise awareness on suicide prevention and youth mental health.


We are excited to announce that Weez Walk 2024 will take place from 20 Jan 2024 (Sat) to 25 Feb 2024 (Sun).

Weez Walk's philosophy is to build an inclusive and resilient community. Since its inception in 2021, we have been firmly committed to fundraising for critical suicide prevention programmes, and creating broader awareness and conversations around youth mental wellbeing.

Weez Walk itself is a unique opportunity for you to switch off daily routines and embrace a nature-filled, around 60-kilometre coastal trail challenge. We welcome participants of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to join our efforts. Even if you are not a sports enthusiast or hiking lover, you can still support this charity event by making a donation. Every step, every dollar, and every conversation counts!

All net proceeds from Weez Walk go to the KELY Support Group for our mental health and suicide prevention programmes.

REGISTER NOW

SUPPORT WEEZ WALK


Category No. of participants Entry fee HK$ Early bird HK$
Individual 1 $375 $350
Family / non-corporate 2 - 4 $1,400 $1,200
Corporate 2 - 4 $5,500 $5,000
Register one team and get one team free*

Schools
2 - 4 $250 $200
 Register one team and get one team free*

Latest Youth Trends and Fundraising Impacts

All net proceeds from Weez Walk go to KELY Support Group for our mental health and suicide prevention programmes. Our youth-focused mandate is a direct response to the elevated vulnerabilities in recent years – from our survey in 2021, over 50% of respondents showed signs of depression. The youth mental health is even more alarming these years, according to a latest survey by local universities in 2023, nearly 18% have reported suicidal ideation, and around 8% had made an suicide attempt. While at the same time, timely help-seeking is rare, due to mental health stigma and limited resources.

Thanks to the generous support from 1,300+ event participants and donors to Weez Walks in the past few years, we have since raised over HK$ 3 million to fund three key initiatives:

  1. Project Connect - a project that provides mental health-referral services to guide young people through their help-seeking journey. To date, we have proudly delivered 900+ consultation hours for over 100 youth cases, advising on available treatment options and providing unwavering support along the way.
  2. Coolminds - a mental health literacy school initiative implemented jointly by KELY Support Group and Mind HK, which has provided training to 11,500+ youth, and 2,000+ parents and teachers with an online portal (www.coolmindshk.com) of clinically reviewed resources and personal stories by youth across Hong Kong.
  3. Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative - this promotes general awareness campaigns to mobilise our community to be better equipped to start conversations with the development and sharing of mental health resources with the broader community, including suicide prevention manuals and training. Through different campaigns and events, we have reached more than 80,000 people online and offline since 2022.


Uniqueness

Weez Walk isn't just a physical endeavour; it serves as a safe space for us to open up, hold honest dialogues and provide mutual support with our loved ones. To facilitate this, we will be sharing practical toolkits along the way to help foster everyday mindfulness and resilience. Conversations help reduce stigma, and empower those in need to speak up and embark on their recovery journey.

KELY further extends this effort via broader community outreach. For instance, we have delivered numerous corporate workshops to help recognising the evolving needs of younger employees, and recommend workplace practices to enhance wellbeing and productivity. Our school awareness campaigns emphasise on building mental health literacy, to help students recognise their common stressors, mental health symptoms, and encourage those who struggle in silence to seek help, as well as supporting their peers.



Origin of Weez Walk

Weez Walk was established by Tony Bruno in 2021 as a casual event to raise funds and awareness of youth mental health issues in Hong Kong. That year, Tony completed the walk in 12 hours and 58 minutes - a hard-to-beat personal best - but more importantly, due to the success and noise generated by his feat of Weez Walk in 2021, the idea of hosting a yearly event open to all was born.

Since 2022, the Weez Walks engaged over 1300 runners, walkers and the occasional baby strollers, joining this meaningful journey to raise funds and awareness for youth mental health and suicide prevention.


Organisers 主辦單位

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Weez Project was setup in memory of Jamie Bruno, a vibrant and creative young man. Sadly, Jamie’s life was cut short far too young when he took his own life.  The Weez Project ‘s mission is to provide help and support for young people in Hong Kong who are facing mental health challenges, especially those who are contemplating self-harm or suicide. The aim is to encourage young people to know how to help themselves and their friends, educate teachers and parents to know more about mental health issues, and advocate for improvements in youth mental health.



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KELY Support Group (KELY) is a Hong Kong-based non-profit organisation with the mission to equip young people with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities needed to support themselves and each other. KELY offers programmes to Chinese- and English-speaking youth around three core focus areas: Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Mental Health & Wellbeing, and Positive Youth Development. It is committed to provide mental health and peer support services for young people who are struggling with stress, worry, anxiety and other mental health challenges.

Enquiries:

Registration and event information 

Tel: 2117 1650 

Email: weezwalk2024@sportsoho.com 

Route tracking and best timing 

Tel: 6397 8859 

Email: service@trailme.com.hk

Fundraising and Awards 

Tel: 2521 6890 

Email: event@kely.org

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