Ageing and mental health: Challenges and innovations in Hong Kong

May Lan Alma Mary Gerardina Au, Ho Ming Yip, Wai Chi Chan, Xue Bai, Teresa Tsien

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Like many cities and countries around the world, Hong Kong is facing challenges posed by an ageing population. Subsequently, there is a greater pressure on services and caregivers to provide appropriate and sufficient care to the elderly, especially those suffering mental illness. This chapter aims to examine the socio-cultural context that shapes Hong Kong’s service orientation of mental illness for older adults, and to review mental health services for older adults and caregivers. Through highlighting the challenges related to service development and population ageing as well as the recent initiatives of the Hong Kong Government, we hope to highlight possible directions in translational research, and provide recommendations for the future development of mental health services for the elderly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgeing and Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Perspectives
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781634847919
ISBN (Print)9781634847773
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Active ageing
  • Caregiving
  • Community support
  • Stigma
  • Strength-based
  • Volunteering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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