YWP Programme

The Mind HK and MINDSET Youth Wellbeing Practitioner (YWP) programme is a youth mental health initiative designed and developed by Mind HK. The programme is fully funded by the Jardines Matheson Group and MINDSET, HongKong Land HOME FUND, and the HKEX Foundation, and has trained 50 Youth Wellbeing Practitioners to deliver Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)-based early support to youth (aged 12-24), who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems. 

The practitioners are placed in community settings such as schools, universities, clinics, NGOs, and Mind HK (online only), from September 2022 to June 2023, to provide free mental health support to youth in need.

From December 2022 to April 2023, Mind HK is offering free online (virtual) YWP services to Hong Kong youth aged 18-24 to make the service more accessible to those in need. Learn more about receiving 8 free sessions from our YWPs here.

Who we are

Mind HK is a section 88 registered mental health charity here to ensure no one has to face a mental health problem alone in Hong Kong. Through our work, we hope to educate around mental health and remove the associated stigma, with the aim of achieving the best mental health for all in Hong Kong. With existing collaboration and research efforts, we are here to support Hong Kong in becoming a global leader and regional model for public mental health.

The YWP programme is part of Mind HK’s Improving Access to Community Therapies (iACT) initiative, and is the start of Mind HK’s wellbeing practitioner series. 

Host Organisations

We would like to sincerely thank the following schools and institutions for participating in this programme as a Host Organisation:

Mind HK (online services)
Baptist Oi Kwan Social Services
Bishop Hall Jubilee Secondary School
Caritas Ma On Shan Secondary School
Central Health CDT
Delia Group School (Broadway)
Delia Group School (Glee Path)
Delia School of Canada
DMHC Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School
ESF Island School
ESF Sha Tin College
ESF South Island School
ESF West Island School
Harrow International School
HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College

Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
ISF Academy
Joyful Mental Health Foundation
Kowloon Technical School
Li Po Chun United World College
MKMCF Ma Chan Duen Hey Memorial College
Po Leung Kuk Lo Kit Sing (1983) College
SKH Lam Woo Memorial School
Society for Community Organization
St John’s Cathedral Counselling Services
Victoria Shanghai Academy
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School
YMCA of Hong Kong
Yuen Long Town Hall

Committee Members of the YWP Programme

General Steering Committee

Clinical & Research Committee
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Our Project Partner

MINDSET is a registered charity in Hong Kong founded by the Jardine Matheson Group in 2002, focused on making a positive and sustainable difference in mental health — a vitally important yet under-resourced area of global concern. With operations in Hong Kong and Singapore, they collaborate with a number of mental health organisations and NGOs, advocacy groups and corporate partners, with an aim to raise awareness and change the perception and attitude around mental health. Their mission is to challenge stigma through the education and empowerment of individuals to enable them to share with, and support, one another. They also provide direct assistance to people with mental ill-health.

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