About Us

The City Mental Health Alliance – Hong Kong is a collaborative venture founded by city businesses. Championed by senior leaders, the Alliance is business led and expert guided and aims to create a culture of good mental health for workers in Hong Kong, share best practice and increase mental health understanding.

Everyone has mental health in the same way as everyone has physical health. We believe businesses can take a leading role as influencers to help to drive the strategy on mental health for businesses and the broader HK community. Our vision is to help workers at all levels talk about mental health without fear of stigma. We wish for mental health to be recognised as a boardroom issue and considered essential to maximise business performance, critical to managing business risk and vital to safeguarding organisations’ people responsibilities. We believe that prevention should be recognised as equally as important as treatment to address mental health problems

CMHA HK was launched in 2017 at the same time as Mind Hong Kong and with the support of the Patient Care Foundation and Central Health Medical Practice. We exist and operate within the global principles of the CMHA but our approach is adapted specifically to the Hong Kong context.

our activities

Research and data collection

We conduct bespoke research with employees from individual firms and across Hong Kong companies to provide comprehensive reliable data to understand Hong Kong’s unique challenges, track change, and inform individual workplace strategy. Our research is under-pinned by academic principles and we collaborate with the University of Hong Kong and Oliver Wyman Management Consultancy to ensure our work is evidence based.

Training

We have worked with leading organisations including Black Dog Institute in Australia and Mind HK to develop high quality mental health training programs tailored to staff in the corporate workplace. Please see our Training page for further information.

Toolkits and resources

Our members collaborate and work together to develop tools and resources specifically tailored and designed to support the business community on workplace mental health.

Events

We hold regular networking events and seminars with international speakers designed to share best practice and inform CMHA HK members and the wider community on the latest topics and research on workplace mental health. See our events calendar or more details.

Individual member support

Supporting each organisational member with their workplace mental health strategy including support with hosting in-house events, training options and strategy development.

Media

Engaging with the media to increase mental health awareness and ensure that businesses can take an active role in the mental health agenda in the Hong Kong community.

Advocacy

Selectively collaborating and engaging in work as business leaders and influencers in Hong Kong.

Information

Regularly providing members with the latest news, information and research on workplace mental health.

Our Members

We are member led and expert guided. Our members drive the vision and strategy of the organisation, ensuring we meet the needs of member organisations as well as our overarching vision. Our current members are:

  • Aetna Insurance
  • Allen & Overy
  • AXA
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BNY Mellon
  • Clifford Chance
  • DLA Piper
  • Edelman
  • EY
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
  • HSBC
  • Jardine Matheson Group
  • JLL
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Linklaters
  • Mayer Brown
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Oliver Wyman
  • PwC
  • Slaughter and May
  • The Securities and Futures Commission
  • Wellington Management

Our BOArd

Our Advisory group

Our team

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Dr. Zoe Fortune leads CMHA HK and has extensive experience in the field of mental health. She holds a PhD in Health Services Research from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, is trained as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

Dr Zoe Fortune 

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Zoe Fortune leads CMHA HK and has extensive experience in the field of mental health. She holds a PhD in Health Services Research from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, is trained as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

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Hilleke holds a Master of Economics from The University of Western Australia and brings expertise in medical training, health policy, program development and evaluation. Before joining CMHA HK, Hilleke worked for more than 15 years with government and not-for-profit agencies in Australia, delivering and assessing medical education and training programs.

Hilleke van Osch

Program Development Lead
Hilleke holds a Master of Economics from The University of Western Australia and brings expertise in medical training, health policy, program development and evaluation. Before joining CMHA HK, Hilleke worked for more than 15 years with government and not-for-profit agencies in Australia, delivering and assessing medical education and training programs.
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Jo has called Hong Kong her home for over 23 years. She brings to the team strong organisational, administration and coordination skills together with experience of project management and regional marketing initiatives.

Jo Jones

Business Development & Operations Manager

Jo has called Hong Kong her home for over 23 years, working for various law firms, a sports and recreation club and a charity, building a large and varied network of contacts within Asia Pacific. She brings to the team strong organisational, administration and coordination skills together with experience of project management and regional marketing initiatives.

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Cherry has received bachelors and Masters degrees in Psychology at Upper Iowa University and Counseling at The University of Hong Kong respectively. Cherry has extensive training and counseling experience in Hong Kong and the Mainland. Before throwing herself into the Mental Health services, Cherry has over 8 years working experience in training design and execution at both education and commercial sectors.

Cherry Mok

Training Coordinator
Cherry has received bachelors and Masters degrees in Psychology at Upper Iowa University and Counseling at The University of Hong Kong respectively. Cherry has extensive training and counseling experience in Hong Kong and the Mainland. Before throwing herself into the Mental Health services, Cherry has over 8 years working experience in training design and execution at both education and commercial sectors.
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Hannah is a public relations, digital strategy and coaching graduate with over thirteen years’ experience working for agencies, in-house and not-for-profits spanning London, Sydney and Hong Kong. Her most recent experience has been in the diversity & inclusion and employee wellbeing field in Asia.

Hannah McLeod

Head of Strategy and Marketing

Hannah is a public relations, digital strategy and coaching graduate with over fifteen years’ experience working for agencies, in-house and not-for-profits spanning London, Sydney and Hong Kong. Her most recent experience has been in the diversity & inclusion and employee wellbeing field in Asia.

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Prior to transitioning into the design field, Cynthia had over 7 years of experience working as a Corporate M&A lawyer in London and Hong Kong specialising in joint ventures and general corporate and regulatory matters. Following further studies with Parsons School of Design, she now works as a freelance graphic designer and writer.

Cynthia Cheng

Design & Communications Manager

Prior to transitioning into the design field, Cynthia had over 7 years of experience working as a Corporate M&A lawyer in London and Hong Kong specialising in joint ventures and general corporate and regulatory matters. Following further studies with Parsons School of Design, she now works as a freelance graphic designer and writer.

Keiann Yeung

Having worked as a strategy consultant in both London and Hong Kong, Keiann (MA, Oxon) has 4+ years’ experience in business development including strategy development, stakeholder management and implementation planning. Keiann is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

Keiann Yeung

Consultant

Having worked as a strategy consultant in both London and Hong Kong, Keiann (MA, Oxon) has 4+ years’ experience in business development including strategy development, stakeholder management and implementation planning. Keiann is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

1 %
of employees report work related stress (1)
1 days
of productivity lost due to health-related absenteeism and presenteeism per employee per year (1)
1 %
of people believe their industry needs more support dealing with mental health in the workplace (2)
1 %
of people globally will be affected by issues related to mental health during their lives (3)

 (1) AIA Healthiest Workplace 2019 | (2) CMHA HK Research | (3) WHO