Chan Ho-him, 10 Feb, 2020
- A free live-streaming platform jointly initiated by the University of Hong Kong’s (HKU) Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, and parenting website Mameshare, will release a 30-minute video every weekday on Facebook from Feb 10, to provide mental wellness support for parents and children amid the suspension of classes sparked by the coronavirus outbreak.
- Paul Yip Siu-fai, director of the HKU centre, said he noticed frustration in some children who were forced to stay home. “Their mental health is not well catered for,” he said. “That’s why we have come up with this non-academic, experiential learning project, hoping to restore normality.”
- The video topics range from parent-child yoga exercises to family games with music that parents can play with their children.