Ethnic Minority Well-being Centre
The Ethnic Minority Well-being Centre (EMWC) serves those in the ethnic minority community who would like to talk to a counsellor about their mental well-being. All counsellors are able to speak English plus Hindi/ Urdu.
For appointment please call or whatsapp us at:
The Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong
Eric Chen, Chair Professor and Department Head of The Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong
Dinesh Bhugra, Professor of Mental Health and Diversity at the Institute of Psychaitry at King's College London and President of The World Psychiatric Association
Roger Ng, Chief of Service (Psychiatry), Department of Psychiatry, Kowloon Hospital
Paul Wong, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong and Programme Directors of the Master of Social Science (Counselling) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Counselling)
Patricia Ho & Associates
Pro Bono Legal Advisor:
The Ethnic Minority Well-being Centre is a joint project between The Zubin Foundation and the Department of Psychiatry of The University of Hong Kong. Because research has never been done in Hong Kong about the mental of Hong Kong's ethnic minorities, we are conducting a research to help us understand the effectiveness of our service so that we can better serve our ethnic minority clients and help us receive funding for continuing this service.
We operate from Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) and we have three locations:
Kwai Fong (Kwai Fong MTR, Exit C, 7 minute walk)
Kwun Tong (Kwun Tong MTR, Exit A2, 10 minute walk)
Wan Chai (Admiralty, MTR, Exit F, 8 minute walk)
Some common issues that our clients come to talk to us about:
Who are eligible for this counselling service?
Identify as Indian, Pakistani, Nepali, Sri Lankan or Bangladeshi or part thereof, or are able to communicate in Hindi or Urdu;
Resident of Hong Kong;
Be aged 16 or above; and
Complete an intake assessment to determine whether you are eligible for our service (this will take about 90 to 120 minutes and will be done in person).
Our service is free of charge.
Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
Grief and Loss
Low Self Esteem
Social Skill Building
"I was reflecting on my state last year where I was many times miserable. I want to thank you for your support and equipping me with tools to push through in my lowest times! You have helped me come a long way! I am truly grateful for your support and also The Zubin Foundation for helping those who cannot otherwise seek help. It's really impacted my life! Hope many others can see the light at the end of the tunnel with your support.
" I feel energised after receiving counselling. I am now more engaged at home. I have started to cook and get more involved in affairs at home"
"The counselling has been very useful. I think the language has made a difference."
"Thanks a lot. I am feeling a lot lighter."
Will my information be kept confidential?
Yes, all information provided will be kept strictly confidential and used for counselling and research purposes only.
Do I need parental consent for the counselling service if I am under 18?
Yes, you are required to get your parents' written consent.
What about counselling for children under 16?
We can help you. We have a separate service for children aged 5 to 15. Please whatsapp, text or call our helpline at 9682-3100.
How can I find out more or make an appointment?
Please whatsapp, text or call 9682-3100.