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 : 9682 3100

 


FAQs

When does it operate?

Every Tuesday morning and Friday.

 

Where is the centre?

We operate in two locations:

May a client receive counselling from EMWC on another day?

We mainly provide counselling on Tuesday mornings and Fridays. However, we are also looking at offering counselling support to individuals at centres of our NGO partners on other days of the week. Please contact us via our helpline and discuss any other possible time slots.

 

How much do you charge for each session?

We do not charge for counselling but people are welcome to make a donation to support our project.

What is the criteria for me to receive counselling?

  1. You must be aged 16 or above and are a resident of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region;

  2. You must attend an intake interview for an assessment to determine whether you are eligible for our counselling services;

  3. After we confirm that you are eligible and come up with a treatment plan, you must commit to:

    • Coming to all sessions that the counsellor recommends when times are mutually agreed;

    • Arriving at the centre 10 minutes before your scheduled session starts;

    • Making a donation each time you attend the session; 

  4. You must give 24 hours cancellation notice;

  5. If you miss more than one session without the 24 hour cancellation notice, we apologise in advance that we will terminate services to you. We are only able to work with those individuals who are committed to counselling.

Do I need parental consent for the counselling service if I am under 18?

Our counselling service is only available for individuals aged 16 or above. If you have not reached 18 yet, you are required to get your parents' consent in order to receive our counselling service. 

 

Do I choose my counsellor?

No. You will be allocated a counsellor after your first session.

 

Who are the counsellors?

The counsellor we have are Shinnie Steven and Ritu Verma

 

Where may I find out more information?

Text or voice message via whatsapp at 9682 3100.

 

Acknowledgements

Advisors:

  • Professor Dinesh Bhugra CBE, Emeritus Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London

  • Professor Eric Chen Yu Hai 陳友凱, Head, Department of Psychiatry at The University of Hong Kong

  • Dr. Roger M. K. Ng, Chief of Service, Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Kowloon Hospital

  • Dr. Sharmeen Shroff, Central Minds


Knowledge Partner:

  • The University of Hong Kong, Department of Psychiatry

Pro Bono Advisor:

  • DLA Piper

Venue Sponsors: 

  • Linkswork

  • Patricia Ho & Associates

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