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 direct support services in Hong Kong. However, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health does promote the Men's Health Program that that focuses on the health and wellbeing of men in Hong Kong. Otherwise, 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.
T: 2382 0000 (24 hours)
Over 2 decades, professionally trained volunteers in Suicide Prevention Service patiently listen to callers. They persevere in a service value of “Caring, Listening, Acceptance and Companionship”, they understand the feelings and problems faced by the callers and sincerely listen to their hearts without judgement and opinion. By focusing on callers’ emotions and suicidal intentions, they hope to build a platform that enables callers to express themselves, shore up their confidence in their own values and together confront callers' problems.
Hotline: 2896 0000 (24 hours)
The Samaritans are here to listen, no matter how disturbing or ordinary the problem may seem. We do not give advice or tell you what to do. We are here to offer unconditional emotional support. Because we know emotional distress does not discriminate or choose its time, we are always here for our callers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Because suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death in Hong Kong, we have to do as much as we can, despite limited resources, to raise emotional health awareness and to encourage people in need to seek emotional support.
Hong Kong Samaritan Suicide Prevention Suicide Crisis Treatment Center
Tel: 2341 7227
Monday to Friday: 9 am to 10 pm (Lunch time: 1 pm to 2 pm, dinner time: 6 pm to 7 pm)
Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm (Lunch time: 1 pm to 2 pm)
The Samaritan Suicide Prevention Society of Hong Kong was established in Hong Kong in July 1960. It is an example of the good spirit of the Samaritans and the spirit of happiness, and extends the sympathy to those who are desperate and facing difficulties. Support and appropriate emotional support to achieve the goal of helping others.
The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong
Hotline: 2389 2222 (24 hours)
Our Hotline Service relies on a group of passionate volunteers. We provide 24-hour emotional support service to those who are distressed, hopeless and having suicide intention. We are willing to listen, care, and walk with the help seekers to face their problems and finally regain their hope for the future and confidence in facing the challenges ahead. We believe that: People with emotional troubles can be positively influenced by our sincerity, they may acquire our belief that there are always someone concerned about others.
Tel: +852 3643 0869
Mind Hong Kong's mission is to ensure everyone in Hong Kong living with a mental health problem has the recognition, support and respect they need to make the best recovery possible; to provide partnership, collaboration, training, innovation and best practice to facilitate the work of all those involved in improving mental health in Hong Kong. Visit their referral page here and select "Men" under the drop-down menu to find community mental health support.
Institute of Mental Health, Castle Peak Hospital - Hospital Authority Mental Health Hotline (24/7)
Hotline : 2466 7350
The Hospital Authority and the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong maintain 24-hour hotlines for people who need help with mental health problems. A number of other government departments and non-government organisations also offer enquiry hotlines and mental health services targeted at different groups, such as men, women, children and youth.
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Hotline and Outreaching Team
Social Welfare Department hotline: 2343 2255
Monday to Friday: from 5 pm to the next working day, 9 am,
Saturday to Sunday: from 12 noon on Saturday to next Monday or 9 am on the next working day (eg Monday is a public holiday)
Public holidays: full day
The Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Hotline and Outreaching Team aims to provide immediate professional involvement through any hotline counselling, immediate outreach and referral services to any family and personal problem, emotional problem, mental health problem, interpersonal relationship and adaptation problem. Hotline services include:
Provide immediate professional advice or coaching
Processing service information queries
Referral to those in need to go to relevant service units
Provide communication support for the Social Welfare Department's non-office time outreach team
Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health*
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has a dedicated Men’s Health Program that focuses on the health and wellbeing of men in Hong Kong.
Clinical Psychological Service of the Social Welfare Department
For those with more serious psychological distress, the Clinical Psychological Service of the Social Welfare Department can provide free professional help and advice. Contact a social worker or call the Social Welfare Department or assistance.
List of Clinical Psychology Units:
Clinical Psychology Unit 1 Kowloon: 2707 7666
Clinical Psychology Unit 2 New Territories: 3183 9402
Clinical Psychology Unit 3 Quarry Bay, Hong Kong: 2967 4110
Clinical Psychology Unit 4 Tsuen Wan, New Territories: 2940 7021
Clinical Psychology Unit 5 Tin Shui Wai, New Territories: 3568 7914
Working Days : Monday - Friday [Closed on Saturdays and Sundays and All Public Holidays]
Office Hours : 8:45 am - 1:00 pm ; 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lunch Hour : 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Movember Foundation - Hong Kong*
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the global Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health." By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to find ways to take care of our mental health, and to check in with one another in order to reduce the rate of suicide in men. Visit the link to Hong Kong’s Movember page to access vital information on these three key topics affecting men’s health today: https://hk.movember.com/
Mental Health Association of Hong Kong Mental Health Information Hotline
Hotline : 2528 0196 , 2772 0047
Established in 1954, the Hong Kong Mental Health Association is a non-profit-making social service organisation focusing on the promotion of mental health. It has always been committed to promoting public awareness and concern about mental health and providing rehabilitation services for mentally handicapped persons and ex-mentally ill persons, including accommodation services, day training, vocational rehabilitation services, community care and support services, mental health volunteer services and mental health education services.
Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service
Hotline : 2535 4135
We provide a wide range of services including Integrated Mental Health Services, Clinical Psychological and Counselling Services, Training and Employment Service, Catering. Poverty Alleviation and Short-term Food Assistance Service etc. Our service target range from infant to elderly.
Caritas Addicted Gamblers Counselling Centre
Hotline : 2499 7828
Caritas Addicted Gamblers Counselling Centre seeks to provide timely, expert and up-to-date advice and support effectively to problem gamblers and their dependants globally through various mediums.
Caritas Family Crisis Support Centre
Hotline: 18288 (24 hours)
The Family Crisis Support Centre operated by Caritas - Hong Kong, aims at tackling family crisis at an early stage by providing a package of integrated and easily accessible services to assist individuals or families in crisis or distress. The Centre has commenced full operation on 28.3.2002. Services provided include 24-hour hotline service (18288), short-term emergency intervention with overnight accommodation, temporary retreat and other support services. The Centre has established an effective referral network and collaboration with other service organizations and professionals such as the police, hospitals and welfare units, etc. in serving individuals / families in crisis.