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Name of Organization Joyful (Mental Health) Foundation
Mission Education
To provide patients, their families, the general public and family doctors with knowledge about the symptoms, methods of diagnosis, treatment and preventive measures of mental illness; to enhance the awareness of people from all walks of life about mood disorders, methods for their prevention and ways to increase the chance of receiving effective treatment.

Assistance
To provide a wide range of information, assistance, and methods of treatment, as well as face-to-face counselling services or referrals to persons suffering from mood disorders so that those in need can receive proper treatment and assistance at the earliest available opportunity and enjoy a speedy recovery.

Promotion
A series of activities and promotions have been organised through various media to provide people with information on mood disorders; to enhance knowledge of mood disorders in the community; and to arouse concern among the public about mental health, so as to reduce misconceptions, prejudices, and discrimination.
Objectives Education
To provide patients, their families, the general public and family doctors with knowledge about the symptoms, methods of diagnosis, treatment and preventive measures of mental illness; to enhance the awareness of people from all walks of life about mood disorders, methods for their prevention and ways to increase the chance of receiving effective treatment.

Assistance
To provide a wide range of information, assistance, and methods of treatment, as well as face-to-face counselling services or referrals to persons suffering from mood disorders so that those in need can receive proper treatment and assistance at the earliest available opportunity and enjoy a speedy recovery.

Promotion
A series of activities and promotions have been organised through various media to provide people with information on mood disorders; to enhance knowledge of mood disorders in the community; and to arouse concern among the public about mental health, so as to reduce misconceptions, prejudices, and discrimination.
Core Services Education
1. School Project
School Project covers schools in all areas of Hong Kong. School Project holds lectures on emotional health education, coordinated with a variety of extended activities and supportive projects to help students understand the importance of emotional health, learn the correct ways to handle emotions and prevent them getting mood disorders.
2. Lectures / Workshops
Joyful (Mental Health) Foundation holds public educational lectures in all districts, and theme lectures, interactive forums, workshops and other activities for schools, groups from the public and private sectors, and major housing estates.
3. Education Programmes
Joyful (Mental Health) Foundation holds education programmes related to emotional health. Those in need can acquire knowledge of emotional health in the spare time of their busy lives, relieve the stress of weekdays and maintain their emotional health.
Services
1. Hotlines
Hotlines provide information on mood disorders, assistance methods and transit services to help those in need find the necessary assistance quickly and easily.
2. Professional face-to-face counseling
Individual face-to-face counseling by experienced counselors can provide persons affected by emotional distress with professional counseling and suggestions for ways to seek to solve emotional problems.
3. Professionals, Patients and Families Sharing Meetings
Joyful (Mental Health) Foundation holds groups which provide an opportunity for those affected by mood disorders and their families to interact with professionals in mental health in a comfortable and relaxed environment. The aim is for individuals to share their personal experiences and talk about mood related issues with each other. Such groups provide an avenue of social support and allow their families and professionals to better understand their needs.
4. Peer Support
Through the sharing of personal experiences by recovered patients of mood disorders, their families or people who understand mood disorders well, Joyful (Mental Health) Foundation provides support and encouragement to people who suffer from emotional distress.
5. Funding support and contact to related service institutions
Joyful (Mental Health) Foundation provides funding support, contacts and promotes institutions related to emotional health to increase their service effectiveness.
Promotion
1. Publicity
Promoting knowledge of mood disorders to Hong Kong residents through social media and publications (including websites, booklets, and leaflets) to arouse the public's attention to emotional health in society.
2. Media promotion
Through the impact of mass media, Joyful (Mental Health) Foundation organizes a variety of events and activities that provide information on mental health, mood disorders and its symptoms and treatment. It aims to raise social awareness and reduce the stigma towards individuals with mood disorders.
3. Campaign for regional tour
The campaign tours various regions, providing information on emotional health to the public. It also helps to arouse attention to emotional health in the community; reduce misunderstanding, prejudice and discrimination; and build a community with harmonious and mutual support.
Achievements / Pioneer Projects Achievements:

To enhance public knowledge and awareness of mood disorders, ever since its establishment in 2004, the Joyful (Mental Health) Foundation has dedicated to publicizing information on mental health to members of the public so as to give them the right perspective towards mood disorders so that they can realize the seriousness of mental disorders, and to enable patients and their family members to receive suitable care and treatment, thus reducing the incidence of misfortune.

In the three years since its recent establishment, the Joyful (Mental Health) Foundation has, with its constrained resources, focused on providing specific services on mental health. Our achievements in these three specific areas of services, which are education, assistance and promotion, are widely recognized. Last year, we even extended our services to the campus level. Through our School Project, we have gradually extended mental health education to secondary students all over the territories in an effort to nip the problem in the bud by making the future pillars of our society recognize how important mental health is.

Pioneer projects:

- School Project
To promote the importance of mental health to secondary schools all over Hong Kong; to arouse the awareness of teachers, students and parents; and to prevent mood disorders by encouraging students to nurture mental health since childhood and implement proper ways of dealing with moods in everyday life through interactive seminars on mental health education and diversified ancillary activities and support services
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(URL: http://www.jmhf.org )

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