Helplines and Support Groups in Hong Kong
English-speaking support groups and meetings for AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), drugs aid, cancer support meetings, AIDS support and more...
Below find information on support groups for the following:
Caritas provides services to all those in need, including counselling and short term accommodation for families and females in crisis situations, a residential care service for adolescent girls with behavioural, emotional and psychological problems, and services for refugees and asylum seekers.
Weekly meetings are held for both Chinese and English speakers. Al-Anon runs support groups for the family and friends of people suffering from alcoholism.
Narcotics Anonymous Hong Kong is a nonprofit fellowhip for men and women for whom drugs have become a problem. Regular English-speaking meetings are held in Hong Kong.
The KELY Support Group is an organisation of young people assisting other young people with alcohol, drugs, emotional and other issues.
The Community Drug Advisory Council (CDAC) is a charitable organisation providing services to the local and international communities. The CDAC is mainly concerned with teenage drug use in Hong Kong. It has a drug education programme aimed at students, parents and teachers to promote drug awareness.
- Tel: 2521 2880
Fax: 2525 1317
Cocaine Anonymous is a support group to help those suffering from cocaine addiction and other drug addictions. It holds regular meetings.
The Hong Kong Department of Health has an interactive AIDS hotline that can direct people to HIV testing, counselling and information.
The Society for AIDS Care provides medical, educational and psychological support for people diagnosed with AIDS and their family members. There is a nursing service available on call 24 hours a day.
- The Society for AIDS Care
At: 2A Mongkok Road, Mongkok, Kowloon
Tel: 2559 2006
AIDS Concern is a registered charity and non-governmental volunteer organisation that offers AIDS support and prevention programmes. Services are based on outreach prevention targeting specific groups in the community.
- AIDS Concern
Tel: 2898 4411
Hotline: 2898 4422
HIV Information & Drop-in Centre offers counselling, education programmes and free legal assistance on HIV/AIDS related matters.
- HIV Information & Drop-in Centre
At: St John's Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 2523 0531 / 2501 0653
Fax: 2523 1581
The CancerLink Support Centre runs a team of oncology nurses, counsellors, social workers, art therapists and volunteers who work together to provide information, management and self-help to patients and families.
- CancerLink Support Centre
At: CancerLink Support Centre Central, Unit G-03, The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 3667 3000
Hotline: 3656 0800
Fax: 3667 3100
Maggie's Centre provides support for those dealing with cancer, as well as their friends and families, and is located in Tuen Mun Hospital, near the oncology wing. Maggie's Centre is a registered charity and does not charge for its services.
- Maggie's Centre
At: Tsing Chung Koon Road, Tuen Mun Hospital, Tuen Mun, New Territories
Tel: 2465 6006
Fax: 2465 6063
The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong promotes women's reproductive and sexual health and advice on methods of birth control. It also provides medical services such as gynaecological check-ups, sub-fertility and youth health care.
- The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong
At: 10/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: 2575 4477
24-hour Hotline: 2572 2222
Mother's Choice is a non profit organisation with a pregnant girls' service offering counselling services to girls facing an unplanned pregnancy.
- Mother's Choice
At: 42B Kennedy Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong.
Hotline Tel: 2868 2022 Monday to Sunday from 09:00-22:00. Telephone counselling is available Monday to Friday from 09:00-17:30
Fax: 2537 7681
The Samaritans provide confidential emotional support 24 hours a day.
- Tel: 2896 0000
People Bereaved by Suicide is a group sponsored by the Samaritans Suicide Prevention Service which organises free meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at the Mariners' Club, Middle Road, TST (opposite the Sheraton Hotel).
- Tel: 2896 0000
The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong is a non-profit organisation providing social and vocational rehabilitation services for those in need.
- Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
At: Ground Floor, Jockey Club Building, 2 Kung Lok Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Tel: 2528 0196
Soultalk is a support group for women of all nationalities in emotional and relationship crisis. Telephone and face to face counselling is available.
- 24-hour hotline: 2525 6644
Youth Outreach is a children's crisis intervention centre helping runaways. It also runs a telephone service for young people in crisis situations.
- Hotline: 9088 1023
Against Child Abuse provides a service for the assistance of abused or neglected children as well as to parents who are having problems with their children.
- Hotline: 2755 1122
- Chuk Yuen Centre
At: 107-108, G/F, Wai Yuen House, Chuk Yuen (North) Estate, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon
Tel: 2351 6060
Fax: 2752 8483
- Tuen Mun Centre
At: 409, Ting Cheung House, On Ting Estate, Tuen Mun, New Territories
Tel: 2450 2244
Fax: 2457 3782
The Hong Kong Association of Business and Professional Women has community involvement and mentoring programmes.
- Hong Kong Association of Business and Professional Women
Tel: 6342 2755