Health and Wellness Resources
If you are concerned about an issue with your child we suggest you contact your child’s counsellor first. On this page we’ve listed a few resource links you may find useful.
Other resources from Dr. Claire:
The Wellness Hub is a place for CDNIS Lower School families to find tried and true resources to develop good mental and physical well-being.
Mind Hong Kong (Mind HK) is a non-profit organization committed to improving awareness and understanding of mental health in Hong Kong. They provide online support and interventions, based on global best practice, to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
KELY Support Group (KELY) is a Hong Kong-based nonprofit organisation whose mission since 1991 is to equip young people with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities needed to support themselves and each other. We envision a world where young people are empowered to reach their full potential. You can find information about prevention and intervention regarding drugs, alcohol, and wellbeing/mental health.
The Samaritans is a non-profit, non-religious organisation giving confidential emotional support to people who are suicidal or are in general distress. The service is provided to anyone regardless of age, creed, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. There is a 24-hour multilingual hotline service available.
A UK based website for guides on different apps, social media platforms, and other internet based resources that parents can better understand what issues to look out for on these platforms.
Taken from the Anxiety Canada non profit organisation this site offers a host of resources and articles on anxiety. More information on the following is found here:
- What is anxiety
- What does it look like in teens
- How to respond
- Signs & Symptoms (when to get help)
Teens Health Source (Sexual Health)
Looking for resources to talk to your teen about sexual health. This all in one site has lots of information in a teen friendly format. Take a quiz with your teen or read an article. A great way to keep your teen informed, healthy and safe.
This site offers information and practical skills ; parents can use the information found here to help their teen recognize their capabilities and identify their own strengths. Topics include:
- Character Strengths
- How to find our own strengths within
- Why strengths matter & why we should practice using our strengths
Eating Disorders (links for English and Chinese sites)
Institute of Mental Health -This Hong Kong hospital site provides basic information on types of eating disorders and how to get help locally.
Hong Kong Eating Disorders Centre – information in traditional characters.
National Eating Disorders Information Centre – non profit Canadian site. Extensive, research based information on eating disorders. Resources for parents, families and teens.
Helplines and Support Groups in HK – provides services to all those in need, including counselling and short term accommodation for families