REFERRALS FOR BROS
MENTAL HEALTH, CRISIS SUPPORT, AND SUBSTANCE USE
No male-specific mental health services available.
(Note: Unfortunately, there are no specific men's mental health support services in Beijing, Shanghai, or across China. Please consult with your doctor for a referral to see a male counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist if that is more comfortable for you.)
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
EMERGENCY (24 hours 7 days a week)
If you are in a crisis or know of someone who is, please make sure you or the person you know is safe. Call an ambulance or seek additional help if there is any risk to life. If you are worried about your own safety, or just want to talk, there is always someone available to listen. Reach out to any of the services listed below.
Hotline: Free: 0800-810-1117
Hotline: Mobile/IP/extension users: 010-8295-1332
Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Centre Hotline is provides public services national wide twenty-four hours in every day. The hotline provides prior service to individuals who with depression, suicidal ideation, or other psychological crisis. The services include mental health education; providing psychological support for callers who with psychological crisis; reducing suicide risk for high-risk callers; providing psychiatric and psychological related information; and encouraging callers with mental disorders seek professional treatment and referring them to psychiatric and mental health institutions.
Lifeline Shanghai serves the English-speaking community with free, confidential and anonymous emotional support via telephone from 10am to 10pm, 365 days of the year. Their helpline offers services that respect everyone’s right to be heard, understood and cared for, with helpline assistants ready to listen and support, helping you to gain another perspective and connecting you with other support services as needed. Although located in Shanghai, the operators are available to talk to anyone in crisis.
Shanghai Mental Health Center serves as a mental health clinic as well as teaching, researching and planning mental health prevention throughout China.
Tel: (0755) 3689 9688
Vista-SK International Medical Center is a premier healthcare clinic located near Houhai, in Nanshan District, Shenzhen. Vista-SK’s features internationally trained medical staff and a top-quality, modern clinic which includes mental health check-ups. In addition to English-speaking doctors, Korean & Japanese-speaking doctors are also available.
Clinic appointments: +86 (0)10 6462 9112 (Monday to Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm; Saturday to Sunday* 9:00am - 6:00pm)
Emergency room services open 24 hours, every day of the year.
The Beijing International SOS Clinic is run by a specialized team of medical professionals which ensures that you receive quality and comprehensive medical care while in Beijing, including counselling and mental health support targeting men. Language capabilities include English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Cantonese and Mandarin.
CandleX was established for the purpose of mitigating the taboo of speaking out about mental illness (especially for foreigners in the Beijing community), educating the public of not only what mental disorders are, but more importantly, to raise awareness for the importance of mental wellbeing through our series of projects. CandleX runs a peer support group with the goal to provide psychosocial support to Beijing community. It provides a safe and supportive environment for people living in Beijing to share personal thoughts and experiences in small, confidential gatherings. Mental Health Support Group is run on the second and fourth Tuesdays in the month from 7:30 to 9:00pm. https://www.candlex.cn/mental-health-support-group
Tel: 24-hour ER hotline: 5927 7120
The Psychological Health Centre at Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics (BJU) provides you with the necessary tools to improve the quality of your life. Our highly trained, licensed professionals have a broad range of specialties. We provide consultation, assessment, and treatment to individuals, adults, children, couples, or families. Treatment is available for mood disorders, relationship and parenting issues, loss and bereavement concerns, and educational and developmental needs.
Tel: 6462 9112
The Mental Health and Counselling department at Raffles Medical Group is staffed by compassionate, experienced and internationally trained doctors and counsellors, who are available to help you identify problems and provide the support you need. They provide individual therapy, pre-marital, couples and family therapy, support for adjustment issues, help with parent-child relations, assistance in stress management and psycho-educational assessments. Their services are available in English, French, Japanese and Chinese.
The Beijing LGBT Centre is an all-inclusive, supportive and safe community for LGBT individuals and families, aiming to not only fight against bigotry but to help and uplift, as well as connect members of the community. Besides events and activities, the centre also offers a range of psychological support services.
IMH is committed to providing patient care with state-of-the-art technology to reduce the burden of mental disorders on individuals and societies. The inpatient services currently consist of general care units, paediatrics ward, geriatrics ward, clinical psychology ward, special medical service ward, sleep medicine centre, and rehabilitation centre for mental disorders. Our psychiatric outpatient services include general outpatient services, expert outpatient services, advanced speciality services, multi-expert consultation, as well as special services for eating disorders, addictive behaviours, sleep disorders, memory disorders and psychiatric rehabilitation.
English Speaking Hotline: 189-1161-8759
If you're struggling with your relationship to alcohol, AA in Beijing hosts numerous meetings each day, every day of the week.
ENGLISH-SPEAKING MALE-FRIENDLY COUNSELLORS IN BEIJING
Mike Shook MA* (Specialises in boys and men’s mental health.)
Contact: WeChat: mshook,
Available on Wednesdays from 12 noon-8.30pm and online Thursday evenings, Shook is a licensed mental health counselling intern in Liangmaqiao, specializing in talking therapy, for all ages, with a focus on boys and men.
Contact: WeChat: baidaweiindonesia,
Blanco is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in individual and group therapy. Through personal development courses, Blanco helps families trying to overcome relationship difficulties or stress issues. His courses are primarily conducted in English and Chinese, but he also is a native Spanish speaker.
Contact: WeChat: theo9380
Cope works part-time at Raffles Medical clinic and privately. He is competent in a variety of therapeutic methods depending on the needs of the patient and works with individuals, couples, and families suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, sex and alcohol addictions, relationship challenges, and skill enhancements among others. Contact for private prices; if you are insured, contact Raffles.