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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

Chris Sun to visit bay area cities

Secretary for Labour & Welfare Chris Sun will lead a social welfare sector delegation for a three-day visit to Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Zhongshan tomorrow to view elderly and rehabilitation service facilities and exchange views with relevant units.   The delegation comprises heads and high-level representatives from Social Welfare Sector Heart to Heart Joint Action, community associations, non-governmental organisations and the Council of Social Service. Representatives of the Labour & Welfare Bureau, the Elderly Commission, the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee and the Social Welfare Department will also join the trip.   Mr Sun and the delegation will attend an exchange seminar on Greater Bay Area development to be hosted by the Guangdong Department of Civil Affairs. In addition, the delegates will visit community and residential care service units to keep abreast of the latest developments of Qianhai in Shenzhen and the bay area.   Mr Sun will return to Hong Kong on Wednesday. In his absence, Under Secretary for Labour & Welfare Ho Kai-ming will be Acting Secretary.

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