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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

3 temporary jab centres to open

The Government announced that it will set up three pop-up community vaccination centres at Tuen Mun Town Hall, Wo Hing Playground in Fanling and Sha Tin Town Hall next week. Online reservations can be made from 9am on February 14.   The centres in Tuen Mun and Fanling will come into operation from February 16, while the one in Sha Tin will open from February 18. They will operate daily from 9am to 6pm and last for six weeks.   Each centre, where eligible people may receive their first, second or third vaccine dose, can provide over 1,000 BioNTech jab doses to the public every day.   Same-day tickets will also be distributed at the three centres to those aged 60 or above.   Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip said the Government is increasing the vaccination capacity through different means to facilitate citizens who meet the age requirement to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
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