The Hong Kong Police Force has recently signed the Mental Health Workplace Charter, which is part of the on-going mental health promotion and public education initiative (known as “Shall We Talk”) with a view to building a mental health-friendly society in the long run, implemented jointly by the Department of Health, the Labour Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Council. As at October 15, 2020, 299 organisations (including private organisations, public bodies, educational institutions as well as non-governmental organisations) have signed the Charter.
The Force has attained the title of “Mental Health Friendly Supreme Organisation” by meeting the objectives of promoting mental well-being at workplace and creating an inclusive and friendly workplace environment for colleagues with mental distress. The Force is entitled to display the title on its letterheads, website and publications from July 17, 2020 to July 16, 2022.
The Force is committed to providing a mental health-friendly workplace environment for Force members. Our Psychological Services Group has a professional team of in-house clinical psychologists to provide psychological assessments, treatment and counselling services to those who are suffering from mood problems and mental distress. Force-wide training and seminars for promoting mental health knowledge, psychological well-being, de-stigmatisation, suicide prevention and positive psychology are also organised. In addition, our Welfare Services Group has a professional team of in-house social workers to look after colleagues’ needs such as medical, financial, family and accommodation issues, etc. The Force endeavours to facilitate stress management and foster growth and resilience by providing comprehensive health-care and welfare services to Force members.