Mental Health & Wellbeing
Young people growing up in Hong Kong face increasing levels of stress - from dealing with changes associated with adolescence, to academic pressures, to growing use of social media and other technology - all of which can lead to anxiety, depression, and other health issues.
We take a preventative approach to our Mental Health and Wellbeing programmes and focus on helping young people to understand their own emotions, cope with stress, and know how to help themselves as well as their peers.
Youth Mental Health Education
At KELY, we take a proactive approach to improving young people's understanding of mental health and preventing problems from reaching a crisis point. Our programmes focus on de-stigmatising mental health and equipping young people with the skills to cope with difficult emotions in a healthy way. We also empower young people to support those around them, by learning practical skills around providing emotional support to each other.
Mental Health Support Services
Our team is on the frontlines engaging with young people in Hong Kong every day, putting KELY in a critical position to help young people access professional help where needed. In situations where we identify additional mental health service needs, we refer young people to our network of trusted mental health professionals and organisations in Hong Kong.
Our Mental Health & Wellbeing Programmes
- Coolminds - Programmes for the prevention, early intervention, and management of youth mental health. Work collaboratively with Mind HK.
- Talk2Me - Programme to increase students’ ability and confidence to recognise and respond to issues among friends and peers. Targets Secondary School students from Forms 4 and 5
- Project Connect – A mental health referral service for youth
- Community Sports based Mental Health Awareness Programme for Youth