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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

8.67m jab doses given

About 8,676,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,492,500 people receiving their first dose and around 4,184,100 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,630,100 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,862,400 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,518,600 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,665,500 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 30,100 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 3,600 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 6,700 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 8,300 people received their first dose and around 11,600 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 95%, while it is about 91% for the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, seven people were sent to hospital.
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