MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION & PREVENTION
Educational Visits 2015/2016
The Association received 242 educational visits from 1,895 visitors during the year of 2015/2016. The visits helped general public to increase their understanding of mental health services and community integration of PIR. Visitors mainly came from universities, secondary schools, government departments, mental health service counterparts, community groups, volunteers, caregivers, PIR and the general public. Furthermore, 6 service units of the Association participated in the Joint Open Day of Tuen Mun Rehabilitation Units on November 13 and 21, 2015 to promote residents’ understanding of mental health services in the community.
Moreover, it was the 3rd consecutive year that the Association collaborated with the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong to organize interactive visit programs for medical students to enhance their understanding and promote acceptance towards PIR. Severn rotations of interactive programs were arranged. Besides visiting mental health service units, each program also included a talk on recovery and sharing by peer support workers. Positive feedback from the students was received