New Life E-Newsletter May 2022
"Medical-Welfare-Business" Collaboration Helps Low-income Groups Receive Early Psychiatric Treatment
Co-funded by Chow Tai Fook Medical Foundation, Fu Tak Iam Foundation and Shih Wing Ching Foundation, New Life launched the Psychiatric Medical Subsidy and Community Support Project in response to the service gap due to the long waiting period of psychiatric services in public hospitals. The project offers new patients who are on the waiting list for psychiatric specialist outpatient services in public hospitals with treatment provided by private psychiatrists to avoid delayed intervention.
In this e-newsletter, we will hear from a beneficiary of this project, while the project leader will share some latest updates about this scheme.
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dayday330 - To Savour the Rice Dumpling and Share the Happy Moments at Dragon Boat Festival
Savouring Exercise and Happiness Sharing are some of the examples of the "330 micro break”. dayday330 launched a video named "To savour and share” to show every one of us how to make a rice dumpling. We can savour the happy moments by learning to make the festive food and share it with our family. We are also encouraged to take a "330 micro break” with our family for the well-being of the body (3), mind (3) and spirit (0).
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A Special Tour to the New Exhibition Centre Station
The MTR Corporation (MTR) and New Life have established a close and steadfast partnership. Invited by MTR, Mr. Thomas CHU Sai-ming, CEO, Ms. Cindy YIU Yan-yee, Head of Professional Service (Community Services) and Mr. Peter HO Ka-chun, Social Work Officer visited the Exhibition Centre Station on 7 May before its official opening.
Emotional Fitness Intervention To all (eFIT) Psychoeducation Programme
Funded by the Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme under the Food and Health Bureau, and governed by the Advisory Committee on Mental Health, New Life launched the two-year Emotional Fitness Intervention To all (eFIT) Psychoeducation Programme in April 2022. The project aims to provide mental health-centric leadership training at the community level to promote mental wellbeing to teenagers and identify those who suffer from emotional stress and mental health problems for early diagnosis and interventions.
We are recruiting for the mental health leadership training course (Level 1 - junior leaders training)
- Holder of bachelor degree, aged 21 or above
- Good command of spoken and written English and Chinese (course to be conducted in Cantonese)
- Priority will be given to colleagues from non-mental health-related fields
|- 11 online basic training sessions in five weeks (about 12 hours in total)
- One-day technical training lectured by a team of clinical psychologists
After completing the level 1 training, one would be able to assist and guide people with emotional stress to conduct self-help treatment. Level 2 & 3 advanced training would be available for participants who have completed level 1 training.
Tel: 3101 2443
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"Share and Care” Scheme Supports Families in need
Since the start of the fifth wave of pandemic, the mental health of grass-roots families were particularly hard hit by the enormous financial pressure. New Life partnered with World Vision Hong Kong and Agent of Change Foundation to initiate the "Share and Care” Scheme. Refrigerated food packs prepared by delight kitchen, a social enterprise food production site under New Life, have been delivered to low-income families and children through "vending machines” for free. The food packs, attached with well-being messages and the QR code linked to mindful practices videos, not only allow the recipients to acquire enough nutrition for their bodies, but also take care of their mind and spirit well-being, and be more resilient against challenges brought by the pandemic.
Since 11 April 2022, the scheme has already distributed food packs, soup packs and solid food to 200 registered grass-roots families or families staying in subdivided flats in eight weeks of time. "vending machines” are placed at the Wellness Centre (Yau Tsim Mong) and Shamshuipo Baptist Church for eligible families to get the food packs every week.
Distribute the Anti-epidemic supplies to Help People-in-need Overcome the Pandemic Together
New Life received the support from The Jockey Club "COVID-19 Emergency Fund Phase 2” for its "Fight the Virus ‧ Walk Together” project through seven Wellness Centres. Anti-epidemic supplies s were distributed to members in need and well-being seminars were arranged to help them relieve stress and maintain well-being. About 3,000 people benefited from the project.
On 10 May, Miss Annie TAM Kam-lan, GBS, JP, Chairperson of the Executive Committee of New Life, along with the Executive Committee member Mrs. Helen CHAN, SBS, and Mr. Thomas CHU Sai-ming, CEO, New Life joined one of the activities and distributed the anti-epidemic packs to service users at the Wellness Centre in Sham Shui Po.
The ECF Food Sharing Project at Kwai Shing Sheltered Workshop
The fifth wave of the pandemic has been gradually subsiding and the relaxation of the social distancing measures pave the way to the resumption of the ECF Food sharing project at Kwai Shing Sheltered Workshop. The community shared refrigerator service at the ELCHK Grace Lutheran Church was first to be back in service on 21 April, followed by the gradually resuming food distribution service from 3 May.
Three more 7-Eleven convenience stores have joined the project as bread recycle points with the help from Food Link. The project also gained support from the Hoixe Cake Shops in Kwai Tsing district. We genuinely look forward to more participation from the business sector to work together for the mission of reducing food waste.
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