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Stable relationships (friends, families and partners) are important to our physical and mental health, which also promote our self-esteem and enhance our sense of belonging.

Disagreements often happen. While we shouldn’t expect to agree all the time, ongoing conflict and tension can cause stress on studying, daily functioning and work commitments.

Sometimes it is too hard to solve the family conflict on your own and some external support is needed to prevent the situation from getting worse. 

Family or domestic violence is very different from disagreements. Violence happens in different forms – psychological, verbal or sexual. Abusers employ violence to control or intimidate others.

Violence is never OK. Please refer to the below resources for advice and support when needed.

Hong Kong Family Welfare Society – Advice for Youth
Social Welfare Department - Family crisis and violence

Sexual Violence Crisis Centre (RainLily)

RainLily | Sexual Violence Crisis CentreRainLily | Sexual Violence Crisis Centre

RainLily provides FREE immediate crisis support, counselling, emergency contraception, sexual transmittable infections screening and preventive treatment, legal information, and judicial procedures accompaniment support (including forensic examination, police statement-taking, and other judicial procedures) for female victim-survivors of sexual violence.

Support available to victim-survivors of all genders

- Legal Consultation:

- Image-Based Sexual Abuse Take-Down Assistance (TaDA):

Helpline: 2375 5322

SafeChat Online Support:; whatsapp:

The above information may apply to certain situations or contexts but not cover all aspects of matters in life. Should you have any struggles or difficulties in handling matters above, we encourage you to reach our counsellors at SAO by making appointment via

In case of emergency and when there is an imminent hazard posed to you and others, please call 999 or go to the nearest emergency / A&E service.

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