News Update

  • 29.06.2016

    The Samaritans joined The HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (CSRP) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and held a press conference on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 with the theme “Connected for Life.” By officially releasing a guidance booklet, “Help a Friend,” CSRP and the partner organizations hope to empower the public to act as good Samaritans to vulnerable individuals, and encourage the society to be connected for suicide prevention.

  • 11.06.2015

    We are excited to be launching a new promotional campaign, which can be seen at different MTR stations from June 2015. If you happen to see them during your commute, it would be great if you could take some pictures and e-mail them to us. This campaign is proudly sponsored by MTR and Y&R Shanghai.

  • 20.01.2015

    The Hewlett-Packard HK SAR Limited named The Samaritans the beneficiary of their HK$50,000 donation through their participation in the HKSAR Charity Football Invitation Tournament in December 2014. The company’s gift confirms that suicide prevention and providing emotional support requires everyone’s support, and that this social issue is of concern among the business community.

  • 13.01.2015

    This episode will focus on introducing The Samaritans and fives an overview of the issue of emotional difficulties faced by peoples in Hong Kong.  There will be first-hand experience sharing by one of our volunteers and a student who graduated from the Young Samaritans Peer Support Programme (YSPSP) on the following two episodes. Click here to watch this first episode.

  • 15.12.2014

    Thanks a group of students from Renaissance College who utilize Junior Achievement Trade Fair on Saturday 13th December to help raising fund to support our suicide prevention and emotional support services.

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Because we know emotional distress does not discriminate or choose its time, we are always here for our callers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.   Because suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death in Hong Kong, we have to do as much as we can, despite limited resources, to raise emotional health awareness and to encourage people in need to seek emotional support.   People