The Free Methodist Church of Hong Kong
Ruthless COVID-19, Lovely Tak Tin
Being forced to practice social distancing due to COVID-19 and lacking the necessary safety items, the elderly are often reluctant to leave home, resulting in a number of biopsychosocial problems. Physically, due to reduced exercise, the muscles deteriorate, resulting in a higher risk of falling. Psychosocially, constantly being exposed to news of the pandemic makes the elderly more anxious as well as frustrated. While technological illiteracy only exacerbates the sense of loneliness and could lead to thoughts of suicide. Spiritually, long periods of staying at home create a strong sense of uselessness. As such, a meal delivery service, exercise routines, and technology classes, etc. would help them biopsychosocially.
Clothing Industry Training Authority
Skilled to Care Hong Kong Mask Making x Virtual Design 2.0
Masks represent the care and collective strength of Hong Kong. This project aims to equip people with the skills necessary to respond to public health threats by fusing mask-making techniques with the latest virtual fashion technology. Participants will first learn how to make face masks, which will then be donated to those in need, and then how to use 3D design software to create virtual face masks as part of a competition. Through both the making and design processes, participants will have time to reflect on the needs of the community and be able to extend their creativity into caring for others, further strengthening a resilient city. A virtual face mask design show will be held to showcase the creations, with proceeds going to the needy.
Christian Family Service Centre
Joyful Community with Wellness
The adverse economic environment is causing people a lot of stress, with the disadvantaged having been stuck at home for months now. A series of activities, including a concert, planting, and upcycling workshops, have been organized to improve the physical and mental health of disadvantaged groups and students. Given the opportunity to visit the organic community garden, horticultural therapy garden, and community green station, we also encourage the youth to make roses out of recycled materials for the art installation, and to distribute pandemic prevention packages. We also offer a training programme to young retirees and the elderly to show care to the community and fight against the pandemic with love.
Christian Family Service Centre
Healthy Together – Family Support Programme
COVID-19 has had a severe impact on those of low income, with their physical and mental health suffering as a result, including increased malnutrition, deteriorating chronic illnesses, and higher risk of depression. Parents of children with special needs are also experiencing heightened levels of stress due to the emotional and behavioural demands of their children. In this programme, a multidisciplinary team will work together to support families through Chinese medicine, clinical psychology, nutrition counselling, and exercise training to improve the well-being of underprivileged families. We will also collaborate with community centres and schools to train health ambassadors, thereby providing the community with better health resources and more social value.
The Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union
The recent pandemic has greatly affected young artists’ livelihoods. Our professional services team, which includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, nurses, chaplains, expressive arts therapists, and experienced artists, helps support young artists to care for and promote the well-being (body-mind-spirit) of the elderly, as well as to expand their knowledge and skills by integrating art into elderly care. In other words, they can become art educators and use creative arts such as music, dancing, weaving, floral arrangement, and ceramics to boost elderly people’s confidence and allow them to explore a world of new possibilities.
Bring Me A Book Hong Kong Limited
Happy Reading Happy Families
According to local research conducted in March 2020, despite feeling closer to their children during the COVID-19 pandemic, over 80% of parents feel stress over the challenges their children face in regard to learning. This project aims to relieve the anxiety felt by both parents and children by empowering them to use books to enhance their children’s socio-emotional development. Workshops for students will emphasize the power of connection, creative expression, and courage. A trilingual musical theatre will inspire out-of-the-box thinking while being eco-conscious as well as fun, and a user-friendly online book guide will help busy parents select the best books for their children.
Pentecostal Church of Hong Kong
Knock & Laugh, Walk with Smiles
This project aims at offering precautionary measures and developing resilience among service users. Furthermore, by teaching mental health first aid knowledge, it helps to promote mental health awareness in the community. In turn, this will encourage inter-generation mutual help between the younger generation and senior citizens. Ultimately, it is hoped that a better and more united society can be built through these initiatives.
Plan International Hong Kong Limited
Psychosocial support for children
There is no doubt that social unrest and COVID-19 disrupted the entire city. Humanitarian crises can cause immediate and long-term psychological and social suffering to children and their caregivers. Young children who are unprepared and may not know how to properly convey their emotions especially suffer. If distress is not mitigated or managed through coping strategies, mental health issues can arise. Hence, Plan International Hong Kong has decided to work with society to enhance children’s wellness and prepare caregivers and education professionals with better child-safeguarding awareness to identify and respond to the various psychosocial needs of vulnerable groups.