[Online Event] Nearly three years ago, on January 23, 2020, the first case of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) was confirmed in Hong Kong. We have experienced dramatic shifts in the ways we work, live, and interact. Now, we are seeing a gradual emergence from social distancing and the start of a new normal of adjusting to life with Covid-19. Throughout it all, mental health has played a key role in individual and societal abilities to cope with the uncertainty and changes to daily life brought on by the pandemic, particularly for young people dealing with extended school closures and isolation from their peers. How has Hong Kong's population been affected by these forces, and what measures can we take to improve mental health in our community? What are the lessons learned from this experience to apply to future epidemics?
The Asia Society Hong Kong Center brings you regular updates on the coronavirus story in Hong Kong that has reverberations elsewhere in the world. We are pleased to present on-the-ground public health experts, mental health professionals and internationally renowned specialists with the latest facts and evidence-based findings regarding this pandemic. In the past three years, we have featured 42 episodes and welcomed more than 250,000 online views for this ground breaking series. We deliver the latest Covid-19 updates with Hong Kong and global community by hosting Professor Paul S. F. Yip, Chair Professor (Population Health) at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong. In this discussion, we will explore what can we do to help our most vulnerable citizens manage their anxiety and stress in light of ongoing restrictions and uncertainty. S. Alice Mong, Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center, will moderate the discussion.
Nov 28, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (GMT+8)