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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

Tung Chung land set for housing

The Lands Department will resume 294 private lots for the public housing development in Area 46, and other facilities and infrastructure works for the Tung Chung New Town Extension development.   The lots with a total area of about 4.94 hectares will be resumed and land occupied by a grave with an area of about 22.6 sq m will be acquired.   Notices for the land resumption and acquisition were posted today and the lots will revert to the Government on September 25.   The Government will liaise with the relevant land owners and affected households and business undertakings, and properly handle their compensation and rehousing matters.   The public housing development in Area 46 will provide about 1,550 units upon full completion, with the first batch of population intake expected in 2028.
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