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Two SN projects supported by phase 2 of Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme to enhance psychosocial well-being of different community groups

20 Feb 2023

Left: Prof. Angela Leung; Right: Dr Harry Qin

School of Nursing (SN) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has received support for two projects under Phase 2 of the Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme (the Funding Scheme) coordinated by the Advisory Committee on Mental Health, developing innovative social services programmes to benefit the mental well-being of people in the community.

SN-led projects awarded under Phase 2 of the Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme

Project Title

Project Summary

Principal Investigator

Increasing Mental Health Literacy and Peer Support among Caregivers: An Electronic Painting and Peer Supportive (EPPS) Platform

The project will develop an Electronic Painting and Peer Supportive (EPPS) Platform to provide mental health support for caregivers. It aims to enhance mental health literacy and peer support among caregivers. This electronic interactive platform motivates caregivers to share their paintings with others and seek help from families and professionals when they are stressful.

Prof. Angela LEUNG
Professor and Associate Head (Research) of School of Nursing

Peer Support Virtual Reality-based Intervention for AD/HD Carers - Stress Relieving and Empathy Improving Programme

A novel peer support virtual reality-based therapy will be developed for AD/HD carers to reduce their stress and improve empathy in getting along with their AD/HD children. The project aims to provide stress management for the carers to sustain healthy living conditions and relationships with AD/HD children.

Dr Harry QIN
Associate Professor of Schoo

For more detailed information, please refer to the PolyU’s media release.

Press Contacts

Ms Iris Lai

Manager, Research and Innovation Office

Press Contacts

Ms Annie Wong

Manager, Communications and Public Affairs

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