Mental Health Awareness and
World Mental Health Day Events
To support and raise awareness for Mental Health Awareness Week (1 – 14 October 2017) and World Mental Health Day
(10 October 2017) the following has been arranged by OCD & Anxiety Support Hong Kong:
What is Mental Health – Early Warning Signs and its Prevalence in Hongkong
26 September 2017 at 1:30 – 2:00PM
RTHK Radio 3 with Host Noreen Mir.
A radio broadcast discussing mental health and the stigma associated with it. Also, information on how to get involved with World Mental Health Day in HK through the Stamp out Stigma Pledge and Green Ribbon Campaign.
Stamp out Stigma Online Pledge
1 – 14 October 2017
This is an online platform where members of the public are encouraged to complete a pledge to eradicate stigma against mental health in Hong Kong. All data collected will be kept confidential and will be used in a report on Mental Health Stigma in Hong Kong. Please go to https://stampoutstigmahk2017.wufoo.eu/forms/z1q5qqou0bkbi5k to take the pledge.
OCD & Anxiety Support Group Meeting
7 October 2017 at 2:30 – 4:15PM – Jadis Blurton Development Centre, 23 Belcher's Street, 19 Floor
Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Attendance costs HK$50.00 – RSVP necessary to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
No media permitted to protect patient confidentiality
An English speaking support group meeting for adult OCD and Anxiety sufferers to share personal struggles and learn coping skills for anxiety in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and confidential environment.
Live Online Chat on Stress, Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
for World Mental Health Day
9 October 2017 at 8:00 – 9:00PM
This is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the signs and symptoms of Anxiety and OCD as well as the treatment options that are available. Log on to https://xat.com/MentalHealthSupportHK2017 to participate in this chat at 8:00PM from a Mac or PC. Chat program not fully supported by tablets or mobile phones.
World Mental Health Awareness Day – Green Ribbon Campaign
10 October 2017 at 9:00 – 10:30AM and 12:00 – 2:30PM
Volunteers will be giving out green ribbons to the public in different locations around Hong Kong (Wanchai and Central) to raise awareness and support for those struggling with mental health issues in Hong Kong. Green is the colour for mental health representing hope, strength, support and encouragement for sufferers. The public is encouraged to wear a touch of green or wear a green ribbon for this cause and to post a selfie on https://www.facebook.com/pg/ocdanxietyhk/events/ to show support.
Alternatively, one can change social media profiles like facebook to a green ribbon on the day at http://twb.ly/1gdht15
and tweet #gogreen4worldmentalhealthdayhk.
Be Kind to Yourself, Cultivate Good Mental Health Workshop
10 October at 7:00 – 8:30PM
Integrated Medicine Institute (IMI), 16 Stanley Street, Kailey Tower, 19th Floor,
Central, Hong Kong
OCD & Anxiety Support HK together with IMI are hosting an informative, and experiential workshop on practical tips for good mental health. For further information visit: http://www.imi.com.hk.