Empower young leaders in mental health
MAP aims to build capacity among young leaders to become mental health advocates and design wellness activities for their peers.
We offer variety of learning opportunities, including seminars conducted by reputed professors, outreach visits to mental health facilities and dialogues with ex-mentally ill people to allow students to acquire professional knowledge and skills in youth mental health in an interactive way.
Participants will be able to propose a project that will make a positive impact on mental health with HK$10,000 budget in team-based.
At the end of the program, outstanding teams will be awarded and supported in the execution of their proposed project.
Mind Ambassador Programme offers several awards to outstanding teams.
The Prize for each award shall include a trophy and gift coupon of the same value as listed below:
Champion: HK$ 5,000
Award for Social Impact: HK$ 1,000
Award for Best Presentation: HK$ 1,000
Award for Diligence: HK$ 1,000
Selected teams will be offered financial support of up to HK$ 10,000 and guidance by professionals in the execution of their plans.
Certificate will be given to participants who attend at least 75% of activities.
The Mind Ambassador Programme (MAP) is founded by a group of 4 HSBC Scholars with a shared background in medical research supported by the Hub for the Future. The inaugural MAP aims to build capacity among young leaders to become mental health advocates and design wellness activities for their peers.
The annual theme of the inaugural MAP is ‘Youth Mental Health in the Post-COVID-19 Era’. Over the past two years in Hong Kong, schools have been shut down with classes moved online. This has created huge hindrances not only to youth education, but also to students’ mental well-being. It is therefore critical to put extensive efforts into the improvement of youth mental health in the post-COVID-19 era.