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Hands-on approach to mental illness

With the aim of combatting the fear and misconceptions surrounding mental illness, Castle Peak Hospital’s Mind Space museum enables visitors to experience hallucinations, similar to the sensory experiences mentally ill patients encounter, by way of rooms that utilise virtual reality (VR) technology.   A group of secondary students recently embarked on a journey through Mind Space after registering and receiving patient wristbands. This unique mental health experience museum provided them with a comprehensive understanding of the development of psychiatric services in Hong Kong.   Displays in the museum showcase intriguing relics, including the evolution of restraints and handwritten patient records. Additionally, the students were given the opportunity to explore a mock protection room designed to provide a calming environment for patients.   Furthermore, students could learn about the scientific aspects behind the causes of mental illness at the Brain Tour zone. One of the

HK East Job Centre to move

The Labour Department today announced it will relocate the Hong Kong East Job Centre on May 22 and rename it the Admiralty Job Centre.   The Admiralty Job Centre will be located at 9/F, High Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway. It will start operations on May 24, and open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm and on Saturday from 9am to noon. Call 2591 1318 for enquiries.   The existing Hong Kong East Job Centre at 34/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai will close on May 22. Job seekers may use the North Point Job Centre at 12/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, the Hong Kong West Job Centre at 4/F, Western Magistracy Building, 2A Pok Fu Lam Road, Sai Ying Pun or other job centres.   They can also browse job vacancies on the department's Interactive Employment Service website.
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