Youths are facing different challenges in life today, and their physical and psychological conditions will also be more susceptible to stress when undergoing rapid changes in their development stage. In view of this, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust initiated and earmarked funding of some HK$295 million to launch the "LevelMind@JC" in cross-sectoral collaboration with six non-governmental organisations and The University of Hong Kong in 2019.
The four and a half year project caters for the specific needs in our youths by developing a stigma-free youth-specific and youth-friendly mental wellness service model for youth mainly aged between 12 and 24, as well as cultivating a new generation of youth workers to address the needs. A total of eight "LevelMind" hubs are established across the city, to enhance youth's cognitive resources, personal strengths and overall mental wellness, to address early distress signals and provide early interventions and to change their health seeking behaviour.
To learn more about the project, please visit: https://www.levelmind.hk/