TITLE

Hong Kong: recent development of mental health services

AUTHOR(S)
Wai-chi Chan; Linda Chiu-wa Lam; Eric Yu-hai Chen
PUB. DATE
January 2015
SOURCE
BJPsych Advances;Jan2015, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
From a very deprived baseline, mental health services in Hong Kong have undergone some growth over the past decade. The number of inpatient beds for psychiatric treatment dropped by one-third, but the community mental health service expanded significantly. A number of low-resource phase-specific and age-specific treatment programmes were introduced, with promising initial results. However, there remain many challenges, including a serious shortage of well-trained mental health professionals. Much more investment in mental health workforce development is required to meet the service needs not only of today, but also of tomorrow.
ACCESSION #
108753381

 

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