Working Together to Nurturing the Future
同心協力 培育未來
2019 World Suicide Prevention Day Press Conference

September 10 is the World Suicide Prevention Day. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (CSRP) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will hold a press conference on September 10 (Tuesday) with the theme “Working Together to Nurturing the Future”.

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.  He will also introduce Jockey Club Online Youth Emotional Support – Open Up, the first 24/7 operated online-crisis support service targeting youth aged 11-35.  The service enables help-seekers to instantly message with counsellors via SMS and popular social media platforms including FB Messenger, WeChat and the official web portal regarding their study, family, work and relationship-induced emotional distress. This project is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, supported by CSRP and operates in conjunction with three leading youth non-profit organisations, Caritas-Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, and The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong.  We are pleased to have the Open Up Clinical Supervisor Ms Shirley Chow and volunteer Ms Denise Mak to share their thoughts and feelings about Open Up with us at the conference.

Details of the press conference are as follows:

Date: September 10, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Media registration starts at 1:45 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)


2:00 – 2:20 Professor Yip (Director of CSRP) releases the latest suicide figures in Hong Kong
2:20 – 2:30 Sharing by Open Up Clinical Supervisor Ms Shirley Chow
2:30 – 2:40 Sharing by Open Up volunteer Ms Denise Mak
2:40 – 2:45 Professor Yip concludes the event
2:45 – 3:00 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2019年9月10日(星期二)舉辦「同心協力 培育未來」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。葉兆輝教授亦會介紹賽馬會青少年情緒健康網上支援平台 – 「Open噏」如何預防青少年自殺,這是全港首個全天候24小時為11至35歲青年提供情緒支援服務的網上平台。 求助者可以利用文字訊息,或透過社交媒體,包括FB Messenger, WeChat以及計劃的官方網站進入平台與輔導員傾談。計劃得到香港賽馬會慈善信託基金贊助及香港大學防止自殺研究中心支持,由香港明愛、香港青年協會及香港小童群益會共同營運,自服務以來發現有很大的服務需要。我們有幸邀請到「Open噏」督導主任周文慧女士及義工麥詠宜女士分享如何透過網上輔導幫助年青人,屆時亦會分享義工招募詳情。


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)


2:00 – 2:20 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
2:20 – 2:30 「Open噏」督導主任周文慧分享青年的情緒困擾
2:30 – 2:40 「Open噏」義工麥詠宜分享經驗和感受
2:40 – 2:45 葉兆輝教授:總結
2:45 – 3:00 傳媒提問




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