The founder of the SwedCham member company Leva Counselling, Malin Rigneus, has written an article on how to cope during COVID-19. The currently extended exposure to uncertain times have for many individuals had a negative impact on their mental health. A large proportion of people are currently experiencing feelings of anxiety, low mood and loneliness. Exercising control in an otherwise unpredictable world can bring about a sense of calm. For more information on how to cope as an individual or as an employer during these challenging times, please read the following article.
For professional psychological assistance, please contact any of the following organisations:
- Mind Hong Kong has a section on free or subsidised psychological services:
- COVID-19 Mental Health Relief Scheme
Individuals can sign up for up to three one on one online sessions provided free of charge by a group of qualified clinicians and healthcare providers across the Hong Kong Public and Private sector. Priority is given to individuals in quarantine, individuals tested positive for the virus and as a result have been hospitalised.
- Shall we talk, Red Cross Psychological Supporting Service
Free psychological service, make a reservation for service.
Through WhatsApp message: (+852) 5164 5040 or Telegram @hkrcshallwetalk
- The Samaritans (multilingual)
Hotline (24 hour service) (+852) 2896 0000
- Online counselling services
Open Up (24 hour service)