Enrichment of collections in the library of the S.K. Yee Mental Health Resources and Rehabilitation Centre


Grant Data
Project Title
Enrichment of collections in the library of the S.K. Yee Mental Health Resources and Rehabilitation Centre
Principal Investigator
Dr Wong, Michael Ming Cheuk   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Ms Yau Fung Yin Eva   (Co-Investigator)
Emeritus Professor Mak-Lieh Felice   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Mak Ki Yan   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2001-10-01
Completion Date
2004-09-30
Amount
30000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
HKU Project Code
201209
Grant Type
S.K. Yee Medical Foundation - General Award
Funding Year
2001/2002
Status
Completed
Objectives
Taking care of mentally people in the community is often a great stress to the caregivers (including family members and staff of those agencies which are involved in the rehabilitation of the patients in the community). They often lack the knowledge in mental illness and are not equipped with the skills in taking care of the mentally ill patients. Therefore apart from offering services to the patients, the service should be extended to cover the caregivers. They should have easy access to information (including written and audio-visual material) so that they can have better knowledge on mental illness and can learn the skills in taking care of the mentally ill patients. It is also important to help the public to change their attitude towards the mentally ill through various public education materials which improve their awardness, understanding and acceptance of mental illness in the community.