CORE SERVICES

Peer Services

History/ Introduction

  • In 2012, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and three mental health agencies, Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service, Caritas – Hong Kong and the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong, have ventured to pioneer the three-year MINDSET Peer Support Worker Project funded by MINDSET, a registered charity.
  • In 2015, supported by Social Welfare Department with Lotteries Fund, the two-year "Pilot Project on Peer Support Service in Community Psychiatric Service Units” was implemented in eleven non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • In 2018, Social Welfare Department regularized "Agency-based Peer Support Service in Community Psychiatric Service Units” in eleven NGOs.


Our Aims

  • Provide peer support for people-in-recovery through trained Peer Support Workers; and
  • Increase public acceptance of people-in-recovery.


Our Services

  • Provide emotional and recovery support to service users;
  • Perform simple counselling for service users during interviews and/or concern calls;
  • Assist in performing outreaching/ networking duties and conducting concern visits to service users;
  • Assist in planning and conducting recovery-orientated groups/ programmes for service users; and
  • Assist in organizing and running public education programs for the public.


Service Target

  • People-in-recovery receiving services at Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness (ICCMWs) and other community psychiatric service units of our Association;
  • Persons with suspected mental health problems receiving services at ICCMWs of our Association;
  • the family members and carers of the above; and
  • the general public whom are the participants of public education efforts of our Association.


Application and Exit of Service

  • Applicants may receive this service after the service admission to ICCMWs and other community psychiatric service units of our Association.
  • Service users, who want to withdraw from the service, may approach the corresponding service unit.

Fee Charging

The service is free of charge.

Contact us

Service Unit Address Tel Fax
Agency-based Peer Support Service The Wellness Centre
(Sham Shui Po)
2/F, New Life Building, 332 Nam Cheong Street, Kowloon

 

2319 2103 2784 5367

 

Scope of Services

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