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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

10 virus cases in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 10 positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Wong Tai Sin and Kwai Chung.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday to cover Toi Fung House of Fung Tak Estate in Wong Tai Sin and Kwai Yat House of Kwai Hong Court in Kwai Chung.   Nine positive and two indeterminate cases were detected at Toi Fung House where 1,853 people were tested.   At Kwai Yat House, 828 people underwent testing and one of them tested positive for the virus.   Government staff also visited 1,233 households in the two buildings and will follow up on those who did not answer the door.
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