Talk: Mental Health in Hong Kong -- Seriousness of Current Problems and Effectiveness of Public Policies
Speaker: Miss Deborah Wan, President of the World Federation for Mental Health, CEO of New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (1981-2009)
Reportedly, one in five persons in Hong Kong suffers from some kind of mental disorder. True? If yes, what kinds of disorders are those and what is the cause? Also, recent tragedies related to violence of mental illness patients have aroused considerable public concern. How serious are our current problems?
What has the government been doing to tackle the situation? What medical, health and social welfare services are available? Are our public policies effective in comparison with overseas experiences? Are there preventive measures and ways to promote mental health?
With 28 years' experience in developing community psychiatric rehabilitation service in a leading organization in Hong Kong, and now President of the World Federation for Mental Health, Miss Deborah Wan has been invited to address these issues and share with us her valuable knowledge, observations and insights.
Details of the talk are as follows:
Date: 28 February 2012 (Tues)
Time: 5.45 pm (Registration)
6-7.30 pm (Talk including Q&A)
Venue: Hong Kong Ideas Centre, Room 2803 Tung Wai Commercial Building, 109-111 Gloucester Road, Wanchai (Building entrance on Fleming Road)
Registration: Please complete and return the attached registration form as soon as possible and no later than 21 February. Limited seating. First-come-first-served. Acceptance of registration at discretion of organiser. Seat confirmation will be sent to registrants via email.
Enquiry: Maggie Loong (2877 6366) (Hong Kong Ideas Centre)