Project introduction

Jockey Club Mental Wellness Project for Women

 

1. Background

Nowadays, women have to face a lot of pressure from family and work. At the same time, women demonstrate different roles, apart from daughter, mother, colleague and friend, most of the time they are the caregiver in a family. It is not easy to take up different roles. Other than physical health, mental health should not be neglected. According to the local research, one out of six individual may suffer from various degree of mental illnesses. Hence, early identification and intervention can greatly improve mental health of an individual, living a beautiful and happy life for oneself.

2. Project introduction

This project fully funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, is the first mental health project tailor-made for women. This project aim at helping women to identify emotional and mental needs, providing early intervention and referrals.

This project includes: individual consultation, group activities, classes and public talks. Integrating services, scientific research and public education as a whole, and all the fee are fully sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. We hope that the general public are more aware of the mental health needs of women, early identify the negative impacts of mental problems on individual and societal levels, improve women's mental health, to live a happy life.

3. Service target

This project target at women aged from 18 to 64, to fill in a mental wellness screening test. Our well-trained staff will provide further assessment and services to women in need. If you know women that may face emotional or mental health problems, and hoping to find a better way to deal with it, you are encouraged to ask her to fill in our screening test, or you could directly contact us.

4. Service content

  • Provide free mental wellness screening
  • After assessment, providing individual consultation and early intervention for women in need
  • Provide referral services for women with different mental health needs
  • Conduct university survey, analyze service outcomes
  • Conduct various public health education activities, enhance the knowledge of public and frontline workers on women’s mental health

5. Main service

    • Mental wellness integration programme
      • Through clinical methods, combined with cognitive behavioral theory, clinical psychologists provide participants with a mental health integration course to help participants to deal with mental health problems and avoid more serious problems.
    • Life restructing programme
      • Relevant courses are provided by social service organizations to understand individual strengths, life goals, and establish action plans throughout the programme, as to enhance personal ability and improve life satisfaction.
    • FitMind exercise
      • The Department of Psychiatry of the University of Hong Kong has published in international journals on the cognitive ability and function of sports can effectively improve people with severe mental health problems. The program will work with the Early Psychosis Foundation (EPISO) to develop appropriate exercise programs for women in need, to improve their cognitive abilities and functions through establishing exercise habits, and to facilitate the growth of the individual's body and mind. Activities include various sports classes, yoga classes and more.
    • Individual consultation and personal development
      • Individual consultations are provided by professional social workers to enable participants to understand their individual needs, find ways to cope with emotional problems and to build a more beautiful life.
    • Professional training workshop
      • Strengthen the ability of frontline staff to identify women's mental health issues so that they can detect their needs in advance and provide early intervention and timely referral services.
      • Enhance professional knowledge towards At-Risk Mental State, including: cause, clinical symptoms, impacts, related services and interventions.
    • Public talks
      • The professional team will hold public talks to raise public awareness towards women's mental health.

6. Referral procedures

7. Professional team

Prof. CHEN Yu Hai, Eric (Project Director) Head & Chair Professor,
Department of Psychiatry,
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. CHAN Kit Wa, Sherry Clinical Assistant Professor,
Department of Psychiatry,
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. CHANG Wing Chung Clinical Associate Professor,
Department of Psychiatry,
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. LEE Ho Ming, Edwin Clinical Assistant Professor,
Department of Psychiatry,
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. HUI Lai Ming, Christy Assistant Professor,
Department of Psychiatry,
The University of Hong Kong
Ms. WONG Jade Clinical Psychologist,
Department of Psychiatry,
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. SUEN Yi Nam Project Manager,
Department of Psychiatry,
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. CHEUNG Charlton Programme Manager (Public Awareness),
Department of Psychiatry,
The University of Hong Kong

8. Contact us

Website:www.jcwow.org
Email:info@jcwow.org
Hotline:59 654 659
Tel:2831 5346

Tsuen Wan District

Caritas Wellness Link
Tel:3105 5337
Fax:3105 0167

Kwai Chung District

New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association – The Wellness Centre
Tel:3552 5420
Fax:2784 5367

Sham Shui Po District

Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres – Jockey Club Lai Kok Centre
Tel:2386 6256
Fax:2728 0617
New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association – The Wellness Centre
Tel:2319 2103
Fax:2784 5367