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Peer Support Services

Peer Support Service takes the personal recovery experience of the peer supporters as an intervention point, applying equal“fellow”relationship and nonjudgmental attitude to mutually share life experience and insight with ex-mentally ill persons, and establishing a peer relationship so that they could walk together in a way of non-linearity, overcome life challenges and practice recovery values: peer mutual support and beginning of hope.


Services Mission

  1. Supporting ex-mentally ill persons or people troubled with emotional problems through peer sup-porters with similar background
  2. Enhancing the sense of hope, accomplishment and satisfaction of ex-mentally ill persons based on the recovery concept
  3. Strengthening public acceptance of ex-mentally ill persons

 

Service Beneficiaries

  1. Ex-mentally ill persons and their families, caregivers and neighbours
  2. Persons with suspected mental health problems/ and their family, caregivers and neighbour
  3. Community members concerning their mental health

 

Service Content

  1. Providing emotional and recovery support to service users, including counselling services in the form of face-to-face interviews and phone conversations.
  2. Providing outreach service or care visits to service users
  3. Organising recovery groups and activities
  4. Organising public mental health education activities


Application Procedure

Applicants can apply this service after admission to ICCMWs and specific residential training units of our agency.

 

Fee and Charges

Basic service is free of charge. Particular programmes/activities will be charged depending on the arrangement.

 

Withdrawal

Service users can approach the corresponding service unit to apply for service withdrawal


Staffing

Staff are from the current teams of service units, including registered social workers and peer supporters.

 

Peer Supporters’ Characteristics

  1. Being an ex-mentally ill person or a person recovered from emotional problems
  2. Able to adapt to life challenges after recovery
  3. Able to properly manage their physical and mental health
  4. Willing to share their recovery experience
  5. Able to establish peer relationships with the attitude of respect, honesty and trust
  6. Able to fully understand and agree with recovery concept
  7. Having good communication skills and full of empathy
  8. Having a positive life philosophy and attitude

 

Contact

Unit

ALOHA (Wong Tai Sin )
Type of service Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness
Serving District Wong Tai Sin
Address G/F, Lok Tin House, Tsz Lok Estate, Tsz Wan Shan, Kowloon
Telephone (852) 2322 3794
Fax (852) 2320 1178
Email alohawts@richmond.org.hk

 

Unit ALOHA (Eastern)
Type of service Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness
Serving District Chai Wan & Siu Sai Wan
Address Unit Nos. 1-8, LG/F, Chak Tsui House, Wan Tsui Estate, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Telephone (852) 2505 4287
Fax (852) 2976 5330
Email alohahke@richmond.org.hk

 

Service Unit Wan Tsui House
Type of service Halfway house
Address G/F, Fu Tsui House, Wan Tsui Estate, Chai Wan, HK
Telephone (852) 2558 8449
Fax (852) 2558 3914
Email rfwth@richmond.org.hk

 

Service Unit Sheung Tak House
Type of service Halfway house
Address G/F, Wing B, Sheung Chun House, Sheung Tak Estate, Tseung Kwan O, N.T., HK
Telephone (852) 2178 0965
Fax (852) 2178 0966
Email rfsth@richmond.org.hk

 

Service Unit Tsui Wah House
Type of service Halfway house
Address Podium, Temple Mall North, Phase 4, Upper Wong Tai Sin Estate, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone (852) 2320 4700
Fax (852) 3417 7145
Email rftwh@richmond.org.hk