The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong

Focus Areas

Suicide Prevention, Suicide Crisis intervention and Life Education 

Beneficiaries

People with immediate suicide risk, family and friends of people who died of suicide, people who need emotional support and general public 

Strengths

Provides comprehensive suicide prevention services.    

What They Do

The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong (SBHK) was formed in 1960 by a group of volunteers. Over the past 50 years, SBHK has developed into an organization which provides comprehensive suicide prevention services. Starting from hotline service, we now extend our services to suicide crisis intervention, life education and professional training. 

Facts

According to information from the Coroner’s Court, there were 954 suicide deaths in 2016. The suicide rate was 12.94 (i.e. 12.94 per 100,000 people died of suicide). The number of suicide deaths was 65 less, as compared with the 2015 figure. However, the alarming number of student suicides since the beginning of the academic year has aroused widespread concern. As a result, SBHK has launched some new services to meet the immediate needs of society

About

The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong (SBHK) was formed in 1960 by a group of volunteers. Over the past 50 years, SBHK has developed into an organization which provides comprehensive suicide prevention services. Starting from hotline service, we now extend our services to suicide crisis intervention, life education and professional training. Please browse www.sbhk.org.hk for more information. 

website
http://www.sbhk.org.hk/

Events

  • 5 services center provide diversify service to people in need. It included Hotline Center, Suicide Crisis Intervention Centre, Life Education Centre, Caring Fund and Ur- Link Professional Training & Development Centre 
  • McDull SBHK Charity Run 2018 (15 April 2018)

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