Take a Minute, Change a Life
2017 World Suicide Prevention Day Press Conference

By September 5, 2017Events, News, Press Conference

September 10th is the World Suicide Prevention Day, the HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (CSRP) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will hold a press conference on September 8 (Friday) with the theme “Take a Minute, Change a Life” to raise public awareness of suicide prevention.

Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, CSRP Director, will present the latest suicide statistics for Hong Kong and explain the findings. CSRP earlier held a one-minute video competition with the theme of “Take a Minute, Change a Life” to encourage members of the community to participate in suicide prevention, in particular, to support the high-risk individuals. Members of the public were invited to share their personal experiences through a video. CSRP will announce the champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up at the press conference. The awardees have been selected by public voting and panel evaluation. One of the voters has won the lucky draw for voting.

Details of the press conference are as follows:

Date: September 8, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 pm (Media registration starts at 2:15 pm)
Venue: Studio 3-4, 2/F, HKJC Building for Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, HK (map)
Language: Cantonese (English is available for Q&A session)


2:30 – 2:45 Professor Yip (Director of CSRP) presents the latest suicide figures in Hong Kong
2:45 – 3:00 “Take a Minute, Change a Life” One-minute Video Competition Prize-giving Ceremony
3:00 – 3:10 Concluding remarks by Professor Yip
3:10 – 3:30 Q&A session

About HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (CSRP), HKU

Founded in 2002, the CSRP has been promoting the use of Public Health Approach in tackling suicide problems in Hong Kong. The CSRP has established its reputation in suicide research and prevention worldwide and extended its research scope to well-being of individuals as well as the whole society. The CSRP believes in that empirical research would optimize practices and ultimately contribute to the improvement of a society.

Download official Press Release (English) here.
Download Press Conference Slides here.

For media enquiries, please call Mr. Rickey YAU at (Tel) 2831 5232, or send email to csrp@hku.hk.




地點:香港沙宣道5號賽馬會跨學科研究大樓2樓Studio 3-4 (請參閱地圖


2:30 – 2:45 葉兆輝教授(防止自殺研究中心總監)公布最新香港自殺率數據
2:45 – 3:00 「以一分鐘,改變一生」一分鐘短片比賽頒獎典禮
3:00 – 3:10 葉兆輝教授:總結
3:10 – 3:30 傳媒提問




傳媒查詢請聯絡:邱世邦先生(Rickey),電話︰2831 5232,電郵︰csrp@hku.hk