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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

Flag-raising marks 24th anniversary

Acting Chief Executive John Lee and senior government officials today attended a flag-raising ceremony today to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.   The ceremony was held at Golden Bauhinia Square outside the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.   The Police Band performed at the ceremony and two singers sang the national anthem, followed by a disciplined services fly-past and sea parade.   In view of the current public health risk, no public viewing area was set up for the ceremony.
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