Working Together to Prevent Suicide
同心協力 防止自殺
2018 World Suicide Prevention Day Press Conference

By September 7, 2018Events, Press Conference, What's New

September 10 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 10 (Monday) with the theme “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”.

Professor Paul YIP Siu-fai, Director of the Centre, will present the latest suicide statistics for Hong Kong and explain the findings at the conference. CSRP has been working closely with popular YouTubers to co-create videos on suicide prevention. We hope to connect the vulnerable youth through social media, and raise awareness of the general public, especially the youth on the importance of mental health and suicide prevention. It is our honor to invite Asha Cuthbert (YouTube channel: ASHA ETC), one of the YouTubers of the project, to share her thoughts and feelings about the collaborative suicide prevention project.

Details of the press conference are as follows:

Date: September 10, 2018 (Monday)
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 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 – 2:50 Professor Yip (Director of CSRP) releases the latest suicide figures in Hong Kong
2:50 – 3:10 Asha Cuthbert (YouTuber) shares her experiences on developing suicide prevention videos
3:10 – 3:20 Professor Yip concludes the event
3:20 – 3:30 Q&A session

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

Founded in 2002, 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. 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

每年的9月10日為世界防止自殺日。香港大學香港賽馬會防止自殺研究中心(以下簡稱「中心」)將於2018年9月10日(星期一)舉辦「同心協力 防止自殺」為主題的新聞發布會。

中心總監葉兆輝教授將於會上報告最新的香港自殺數據,並講解最近的研究成果。中心正聯同一些形象正面的YouTubers去製作預防自殺影片及舉辦活動,旨在透過社交媒體的力量去連繫有情緒困擾的青少年,及令大眾,尤其青少年對預防自殺及精神健康的意識。我們有幸邀請到Asha Cuthbert (YouTube channel: ASHA ETC) 去分享對於這個預防自殺計劃的想法和感受。


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


2:30 – 2:50 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
2:50 – 3:10 Asha Cuthbert (YouTuber) 分享製作預防自殺短片的經驗和感受
3:10 – 3:20 葉兆輝教授:總結
3:20 – 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︰