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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

CE mourns Gerard Brennan

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today expressed deep sorrow over the passing of former non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal Gerard Brennan.   Mr Brennan was a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal from 2000 to 2012. With his great experience, he guided the Court of Final Appeal in handling many complicated cases and made significant contributions to the Judiciary.   He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2013.   Mrs Lam said she was saddened by Mr Brennan's passing and extended her deepest condolences to his family on behalf of the Government.
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