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Nurturing Junior Researchers to Promote Mental Health among Youngsters in Hong Kong

30 Dec 2022

The team was interviewed by the hosts of Commercial Radio Hong Kong, Ms May CHAN and Mr Fai LAW on 9 October 2022

Group photo with Ms Alice MAK, SBS, JP, Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs and two representatives from the Home and Youth Affairs

Meeting with representatives of Home and Youth Affairs Bureau

The team was invited to share their research findings with representatives of Home and Youth Affairs Bureau


Dr Angel LAI, Assistant Professor of APSS, and Miss Cynthia LEUNG, Project Assistant of APSS, participated in the Junior Researcher Mentoring Programme 2022, which was organised by the Global Engagement Office of PolyU. Both led a team of three secondary school students to understand the mental health of young people in Hong Kong during the COVID-19 pandemic and explore co-production as a strategy to promote the welling of our youths.

 

The team was invited to share their research findings with Ms Alice MAK, SBS, JP, Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs; Mr Clarence LEUNG, Under Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, and Mr Gordon CHEUNG, Political Assistant to Home and Youth Affairs, in mid-September, 2022. The team also attended an interview for a Commercial Radio Hong Kong programme - Beautiful Sunday (政好星期天) about mental health of local secondary school students on 9 October 2022. [Click here to listen to the radio programme]

 

APSS is working closely with the Hong Kong Government and non-profit organisations in projects focusing on enhancing provision of integrated health and social services for vulnerable populations, and promoting the career development of young people in Hong Kong.


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