The City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong (CMHA HK) was established in November 2017 in response to a recognised need to raise awareness of mental health in the City and support City employers to create a good culture of mental health for their employees.
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A survey of 1031 workers in Hong Kong found that employees in Hong Kong report high levels of mental health problems, lifestyle risk and low levels of help-seeking. Work was cited as a key stressor by 30%. Depressive symptoms were reported by 31% and anxiety symptoms by 24% (Zhu et al, 2016). Rates of help-seeking behaviour were much lower than the rates of problematic issues reported. (source: Zhu et al, 2016).
UBS Survey: Of 71 cities researched, Hong Kong has the longest average working hours in the world at 50.1, 38% more than the global average
Only 4.39 psychiatrists per 100,000 population, well below other high-income regions such as England (17./100 000) and Japan (100 000) – and under half recommended by WHO.
2015 Survey found that 60% workers were highly stressed due to their jobs
40% HK adults experience insomnia – (Wong et al 2012)