Enrichment of collections in the library of the S.K. Yee Mental Health Resources and Rehabilitation Centre
Dr Wong, Michael Ming Cheuk (Principal investigator)
Ms Yau Fung Yin Eva (Co-Investigator)
Professor Mak Ki Yan (Co-Investigator)
Emeritus Professor Mak-Lieh Felice (Co-Investigator)
HKU Project Code
S.K. Yee Medical Foundation - General Award
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.