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Prof. Daniel Shek Urges Government to Prioritise Mental Health and Family Resilience

11 Apr 2024


(Photo captured from Sing Tao Daily)

(Photo captured from Sing Tao Daily)

The "Family Happiness Index" survey was organised by HK.WeCare under Wofoo Social Enterprises, with the School of Nursing of Tung Wah College as the research partner. The results showed that the Family Happiness Index had declined, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years. Prof. Daniel SHEK, Chair Professor of the Department of Applied Social Sciences, Associate Vice-President (Undergraduate Programmes) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Adviser for HK.WeCARE, Research Consultant and former Chairman of the Family Council, said that during and after the pandemic, mental health issues are on the rise, and the government needs to reflect on cultivating personal resilience and family resilience.


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Other references:

Shek D. T. L. (2021). COVID-19 and Quality of Life: Twelve Reflections. Applied Research in Quality of Life16(1), 1–11.

Shek, D. T. L., Leung, J. T. Y., & Tan, L. (2023). Social Policies and Theories on Quality of Life under COVID-19: In Search of the Missing Links. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 18(3), 1149-1165.

Shek D. T. L. (2024). Do Student Mental Health Problems Disappear over Night in the Postpandemic Era? Journal of Adolescent Health, S1054-139X(24)00088-0. Advance online publication.

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