Much of the Trust’s work is rooted in education; consequently, we were delighted to have supported The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong’s family fun run in its effort to inform and support the Hong Kong community on suicide prevention and to create awareness for mental health issues.
One of our representatives joined 3000 other Hong Kongers between the ages of 6 to 75 who ran either the 3km or 10km McDull Charity Run in the name of mental health awareness. Every participant fundraised on behalf of the charity, and we were delighted to have supported such a worthy cause.
The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong agency, which was established in 1960, offers a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline, emotional counselling to those in need, and a Life Education Centre promoting suicide prevention via community services, seminars, publications (newsletters, books and reports), research and surveys, education and international conferences. Through these activities they aim to promote understanding of the pressures behind suicide, and so maximise its prevention, helping people to bravely overcome their life difficulties while broadly caring for people in support of the community as a whole.