Research on Mental Health
Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being and is an important part of health. CHBR is focused on the following:
1. Surveillance of mental health in Hong Kong: assessing the prevalence of mental health problems (e.g. depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation) among vulnerable populations (e.g. individuals living with HIV or diabetes, men who have sex with men, women with sexually transmitted diseases)
2. Mental Health related risk factors: examining the factors associated with mental health, the association between mental health and health behaviors
3. Theory based interventions: designing interventions to promote mental health.
Our members have been awarded six major grants focused on improving the mental health of vulnerable populations, while incorporating theory-based interventions using positive psychology, commonsense model, and social networking. Nearly 70 peer-reviewed papers have been published on mental health by our members in the Centre.