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Phase 2 mental health scheme set

Eligible organisations are invited to apply for funding support for the implementation of mental health projects under the second phase of the Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme.   Non-governmental organisations receiving recurrent subvention from the Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong Council of Social Service agency members and tertiary institutions registered under the laws of Hong Kong may submit proposals to the Advisory Committee on Mental Health by August 3 for funding support.   Priority will be accorded to projects that fall into one of the five specified service areas: support for carers, support for children and adolescents with special educational needs, strengthening of family relationship, support for the elderly with mental health needs, and support for bereavement and grief management.   The application assessment will be based on the proposal submitted, taking into account the project’s strength, impact, design and feasibility as well as the applicant org

20 cases found in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 20 COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Tuen Mun and Aberdeen.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday to cover Shun Hei House of Siu Hei Court in Tuen Mun and Hung Lai House of Hung Fuk Court in Aberdeen.   At Shun Hei House, 1,267 people underwent testing and no one tested positive for the virus.   Twenty positive COVID-19 cases were detected at Hung Lai House after 860 people were tested there.   The Centre for Health Protection will follow up on the cases.
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