What is health?

Health is about preserving and enhancing one's physical, spiritual and mental state. The section is of special importance as many ethnic minority women and girls may have trouble getting used to the different food in Hong Kong, the climate and other environments such as the workscapes and landscape in Hong Kong.

 

What challenges to ethnic minorities face when trying to access healthcare?

Many ethnic minorities , especially women, lack sufficient health literacy and Chinese and English language ability. Many healthcare providers are not well trained to treat/interact with ethnic minority groups in that they are not socially aware. Check out this study about the challenges that South Asians face when trying to receive the appropriate health care.

Health

Healthcare Services

Family Planning Association Wan Chai

  • Provides service for patients

Mental Health

  • Stress treatments, when girls may experience cyber-bullying or social media addiction

    • Speaking with a trained professional like a psychologist or psychiatrist, eventually, if necessary, take medication, practice ecotherapy by spending time in nature, practice aromatherapy which helps to relax the senses.

Drug Addiction

  • Compulsory placement scheme

  • Voluntary out-patient or drug treatments

  • Substance abuse clinics operated by the Hospital Authority

Alcohol Addiction  

  • Do not conform to peer pressure when religion, culture or ethnicity sets you apart from the alcohol limit/intake of your peers

  • If you drink, remember to:

Support Services

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Hospital Authority Intepretation Service

Hospital Authority hospitals provide interpretation services in 18+ languages upon request

2300 655

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Health In Action

NGO committed to eliminate health inequity in societies

3461 9827

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South Asian Health Support Programme

Health promotion programme targetting South Asians with education and empowerment

2344 3019

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Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers

Community-based outreach drug prevention and intervention for ethnic minorities

2776 8271

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HospitalAdvisor

Independent online platform for patients providing information on the quality of HK hospitals

More Information

More Information

Helplines

2896 0000

The Samaritans

2523 0438

Caritas HK

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