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CMHA HK Resources and Reports

February 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has recently forced what the South China Morning Post and others are referring to as the ‘world’s largest work-from-home experiment’. This means that many are working in unusual arrangements. There may also be uncertainty and concerns from staff members. With this in mind, the CMHA HK team have compiled a short fact sheet detailing useful resources and tips to support you and the mental health of your employees.

Please click the image to the left to download the Factsheet.

November 2019

We are pleased to present our ‘CMHA HK Guide to Thriving at Work’ framework, an adaptation of the UK ‘CMHA Guide: Thriving at Work’. The guide was adapted by our members to support creation of healthy workplaces within the unique environments in which companies operate in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. 

Please click the image to the left to download the Guide.

Focus on Latham & Watkins LLP:

The second edition of our series focuses on Latham & Watkins LLP, a global law firm with offices in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. Mark Goldberg, Senior Manager of Global Health & Well-Being, shared the firm’s multifaceted approach to building resilience and mental well-being.


Focus on HSBC:

The City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong (CMHA HK) Workplace Mental Health in Practice series is designed to showcase the work of our members to create a culture of good mental health in their organisations, providing information and practical examples of efforts to create change. 

This first edition of our series focuses on HSBC, a leading employer in Hong Kong and a founding member of CMHA HK.

Successful campaigns in several countries have brought more publicity and society’s attention to the issue of poor mental health in the corporate workplace, but in Hong Kong, many issues including stigma and cultural factors continue to discourage open discussion.

The aim of the report is to raise understanding and awareness, encourage employers to consider putting in place appropriate measures to support employee mental health and encourage further research and debate.

To assess the nature of the problem and provide a benchmark for Hong Kong based employers, the CMHA HK, together with Oliver Wyman, launched its first mental health survey.

Global Resources

A toolkit developed by CMHA members in the UK to help businesses become mentally healthy workplaces.

An annual insight (2018) into the state of general practice.

Our work has revealed that the UK is facing a mental health challenge at work that is much larger than we had thought. Not only is there a big human cost of poor mental health at work, there are also knock on impacts for society, the economy and Government.

Understanding and improving the health and well-being of employees can save businesses billions of dollars every year. That’s why identifying risks to employee health and addressing the problems are critical to improving business performance.

This research is designed to highlight the business case for addressing mental health in the workplace, increase understanding on the issues in Asia and highlight the role the corporate sector can play to impact positive change.


Hong Kong HR Toolkit - main legal considerations for mental well-being at work

Linklaters & CMHA HK have collaborated to provide a Hong Kong HR Toolkit around the main legal considerations for mental well-being at work. The Toolkit is intended to highlight issues and not to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice.

Updated November 2019

1 in 1
people in HK are currently experiencing a mental health problem, or will in their lifetime
1 %
working time lost due to absence and presenteeism
1 hrs
a week, the longest working city hours in the world
1 %
of HK adults experience insomnia