Open up: round-the-clock counselling
A first for Hong Kong, Open up works exclusively on the internet and mobile phones. It makes it easy for young people to be in instant contact with counsellors. Accessible 24/7, it also fills the gap left by other suicide prevention hotlines for those who are desperate.
Launched this month, Open up already uses WeChat, SMS and its own tailor-made web platform. Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp follow soon. Volunteer counsellors work in shifts, using both Chinese and English, to make contact with those who prefer writing to talking about their problems. They are available whenever young people most need support, wherever they are in Hong Kong.
Find Open up now
- On the web at openup.hk
- On WeChat at hkopenup
- On SMS at 91 012 012
- On Facebook Messenger at openup.hk
- On WhatsApp at 91 012 012
Collaborating partner The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, University of Hong Kong
Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Offered by HKFYG, Caritas Hong Kong and The Boys' & Girls' Association of Hong Kong