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
  • On WeChat at hkopenup
  • On SMS at 91 012 012
Soon also
  • On Facebook Messenger at
  • 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

Policy Address@M21: dialogue sessions in October and November
Aim To give secondary students a chance to share views with HKSARG principal officials
Topics Housing, land supply, labour and welfare, diversified economy & Belt and Road opportunities
  • Mr Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, JP, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs
  • Mr Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
  • Dr Law Chi-kwong, GBS, JP, Secretary for Labour and Welfare
Venue HKFYG M21, Aberdeen
LIVE broadcast

Living with Innovative Technologies and Building a Smart City: what do youth know?
Report No. 34 HKFYG Youth I.D.E.A.S. Education and Innovation group
Main findings
  • Passivity characterizes majority of youth 
  • Score for IT adoption as part of smart city normal life: 6.28 on a 10-point scale
  • Limited understanding of smart city concept
  • Nearly 73% knew nothing of government Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint
Participants 520 15-34 year-olds + 20 individuals
More details in Chinese
Enquiries Angus Choi 3755 7038
Working Reality 2.0 sponsored by Home Affairs Bureau
Goal To promote career planning and offer basic skills acquisition 
Organizer HKFYG Youth Employment Network
Participants Senior secondary students
Date till August 2019
Partners 10 secondary schools
Enquiries Crystal Lau 3113 7999

Uth Live Saturdays with MTR Corporation: energy every week on stage

Goal To offer young people the chance to showcase talent
On offer Beatbox, percussion, a cappella, band sound and hip hop
Dates Every Saturday till the end of 2018
Venue Hong Kong Station
Organizer HKFYG Cultural Services
More details
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