Mental Health Cluster
The members of mental health research cluster at SWSA composes of social workers, occupational therapist, clinical psychologists, psychologists, psychiatrist, economist, and statistician. We strive to improve our understanding of the conditions for mental wellness and care for people with mental disorders through our impactful research, teaching, and knowledge exchange activities. Over the last five years, collectively, our cluster members have obtained over HK$100 million dollars external funding and published more than 400 peer reviewed research papers and book chapters. Our members also teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in mental health. The members of mental health cluster represent colleagues who are primarily working in the field of mental health albeit there are other colleagues in the Department whose research are related to mental health and wellbeing such as bereavement, family violence.
Should you have any inquries, please contact Professor Samson Tse (Group Convenor) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 39171071
The Themes of Our Research Include:
Externally funded research projects in the last five years (Jan 2012 - Dec 2016)
|Topic||Principal Investigator (PI)||Funding source||Award Period|
|1. Evaluation of the Project "Career Empowerment Platform for People of Differences"||PI: Dr. Siu Man Ng||Lee Hysan Foundation / DiD HK Limited (HK$75,000)||2016 – 2020|
|2. Hong Kong Jockey Club Holistic Support Programme on Mental Health for Older People||Co-PIs: Prof. Terry Lum and Dr. Gloria Wong||Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (HK$87.61 million)||2016 – 2019|
|3. Project Bridge: 5-Step Method for Promoting the Wellbeing of the Family Members of Substance Abusers and for Motivating Hidden Substance Abusers to Seek Treatment||Co-PIs: Prof. Samson Tse and Mr. Ka-Wo Tse; Co-I: Dr. Paul Wong||Beat Drugs Fund Association
|2016 – 2018|
|4. Combining Professional and Expert-by-experience Knowledge in the Search for Personal Recovery from Bipolar Disorder: A Collaborative and Interpretive Inquiry||PI: Prof. Samson Tse||General Research Fund
|2016 – 2017|
|5. Evaluating the Effectiveness of A Culturally-attuned Cognitive-behaviour Therapy for Chinese Adolescents with Anxiety Problems in School Settings in Hong Kong: A Randomised Control Design||PI: Prof. Daniel Wong||General Research Fund
|6. The Development of an Integrated Assessment Tool, Treatment Protocol and Training for Social Workers by Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Young Hidden Drug Abusers and Youth with Drug-related Offence||PI: Prof. Daniel Wong||Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups – Beat Drug Fund, Hong Kong
|7. One-year Training on Integrated Cognitive-behaviour Intervention for Social Workers Working with Youth Drug Abusers||PI: Prof. Daniel Wong||Beat Drugs Fund Association
|8. Research Study on Dementia Care Mapping and Person-Centred Care in Residential Care Homes for the Elderly||PI: Dr. Gloria Wong||Hong Kong Society for the Aged (SAGE) (HK$240,965)||2016|
|9. Social Inclusion: Ethnicity – Positive Youth Development for Ethnic Minority Youth in Hong Kong||PI: Dr. Paul Wong||Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (HK$3.4 million)||2016|
|10. Evaluation Study of "Youth Outreach Jockey Club: Youth Cultural Front Line"||PI: Dr. Paul Wong||Youth Outreach
|11. Community In-alliance for Recovery: Challenging Mental Health Stigma in Rural China||Co-PI: Dr. Maosheng Ran||Pennsylvania-China Research and Engagement Fund, The University of Pennsylvania
|2015 – 2018|
|12. Research on Project Sunrise: A District-based Community Shared-care Model for Dementia in the Age-friendly Community in Tsuen Wan||PI: Dr. Gloria Wong||Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association (HKADA)
|2015 – 2018|
|13. A Quality Thematic Network for Promoting Positive Wellbeing among School Children in Hong Kong||PI: Prof. Paul Yip||(HK$6 million)||2015 – 2017|
|14. Evaluating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Carers with Adult Children with Intellectual and Psychiatric Disabilities in Hong Kong||PI: Prof. Daniel Wong||Mental Health Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
|15. Group Therapy for Chinese Medicine Stagnation Syndrome – A Randomized Controlled Trial||PI: Dr. Siu Man Ng||General Research Fund
|2014 – 2016|
|16. Evaluating the Effectiveness of An Integrated Cognitive-behavioural Model for People with Problem Gambling in Hong Kong: A Randomized Waitlist Control Design||PI: Prof. Daniel Wong||General Research Fund
|17. A Study of an Emotional Coaching Program (ECP) for Children and Adolescent with Anxiety Features – Using Protective Factors to Enhance Positive Changes||PI: Prof. Daniel Wong||Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Hong Kong (HK$350,000)||2014|
|18. Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Mental Illness, and Mental Health Status of the Working Population in Hong Kong||Co-PIs: Dr. Paul Wong and Prof. Samson Tse||Joyful (Mental Health) Foundation (HK$117,648)||2014|
|19. Survey of Carers' Quality of Life cum an Evaluation Study on Cognitive-behavioural Therapy for Carers with Relative Suffering from Mental Illness||PI: Prof. Daniel Wong||Baptist Oi Kwan Social Services, Hong Kong
|20. Evaluating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Youth at Risk in Hong Kong||PI: Prof. Daniel Wong||Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Hong Kong
|21. Evaluating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Carers with School-aged Children with ADHD in Hong Kong||PI: Prof. Daniel Wong||Lutheran Social Services of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
|22. A Survey on Understanding Anxieties of Children between Primary 1 to Primary 3 – A Growth Perspective||PI: Prof. Daniel Wong||Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Hong Kong (HK$100,000)||2013|
|23. Understanding Aborted Suicide Attempts: A Mixed-Methods Approach||PI: Dr. Paul Wong||General Research Fund
|2012 – 2015|
|24. A Service Research and Development Plan for Lok Hong Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals||PI: Dr. Siu Man Ng||Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
|2012 – 2014|
|25. A Recovery-focused Study for Individuals Experiencing Bipolar Disorder: Comparison with A Matched Group Recovering from Schizophrenia||PI: Prof. Samson Tse||General Research Fund
|2012 – 2014|
|26. A Study Employment and Suicide||PI: Prof Paul Yip||Research Grants Council
|2012 – 2013|
|27. A Study on Mutual Causation of Media Reporting and Suicide||PI: Prof Paul Yip||Public Policy Research
|2012 - 2013|
|28. Mental Health Status in the Pacific Region||PI: Dr. Maosheng Ran||World Health Organization
|2012 – 2013|
|29. Evaluation of Radio-I-Care, the Web-based Radio Program to Promote Mental Health and Reduce Stigma for People with Mental Disorder||PI: Prof. Samson Tse||Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
|2012 – 2013|
|30. Studies on Evidence-based Practices for Integrated Community Centres of Mental Wellness (ICCMWs)||PI: Prof. Daniel Wong||Mental Health Association of Hong Kong (HK$1.2 million)||2012|
|31. Developing Active Interests before Retirement for Better Well-being after Retirement – A Senior Mentorship Scheme (Main Study)||PI: Dr. Siuman Ng||Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (HK$1.12 million)||2011 – 2013|
|32. Gambling Among Older Singaporeans||Co-PIs: Prof. Samson Tse and Dr. Song-Iee Hong||Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore
|2011 – 2013|
|33. Effect of Qigong on Person with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Psychosocial and Physiological Impacts (Salivary Cortisol and Telomerase Activity)||PI: Dr. Siu Man Ng||Integrative Medicine, Hong Kong Hospital Authority
|2011 – 2012|
|34. A Study on Enhancing Mental Health Well-being of Secondary Students via Web 2.0 Little Prince is Depressed||PI: Prof Paul Yip||Quality Education Fund
|2006 – 2012|
Significant publications in recent 5 years (Jan 2012 - Dec 2016)
Tang, J. Y. M., Wong, G. H. Y. , Ng, C. K. M., Kwok, D. T. S., Lee, M. N. Y., Dai, D. L. K., & Lum, T. Y. S. (2016). Neuropsychological profile and dementia symptom recognition in help-seekers in a community early-detection program in Hong Kong. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 64(3) 584-589.
Luo, H., Tang, J. Y., Wong, G. H., Chen, C. C., Lum, T. Y., Chi, I., & Lou, V. W. (2015). The effect of depressive symptoms and antidepressant use on subsequent physical decline and number of hospitalizations in nursing home residents: A 9-year longitudinal study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16(12), 1048-1054.
Lum, T. Y., Parashuram, S., Shippee, T., Wysocki, A., Shippee, N. D., Homyak, P., & Kane, R. (2013). Diagnosed prevalence and health care expenditures of mental health disorders among dual eligible older people. Gerontologist, 53(2), 334-344.
Li, L., Zhu, S., Tse, N., Tse, S., & Wong, P. (2016). Effectiveness of motivational interviewing to reduce illicit drug use in adolescents: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Addiction, 111 (5), 795-805.
Tse, S., Murray, G., Chung, K. F., Ng, K. L., Davidson, L., & Yu, A. C. H. (2014). Exploring the recovery concept in bipolar disorder: a decision tree analysis of psychosocial correlates of recovery stages. Bipolar Disorders, 16(4), 366-377.
Tse, S., Kan, A., & Siu, B. W. M. (2013). Can recovery oriented mental health services be created in Hong Kong: struggles and strategies. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40(3), 155-158.
Wong, F. K. D., Kwok, S. L. Y. C., Low, A., Man, P., & Ip, P. (2016). Evaluating effects of cognitive-behaviour therapy for Chinese adolescents with anxiety problems in school settings in Hong Kong. Research on Social Work Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1049731516658351
Wong, F. K. D. & Li, J. C. M (2014). Cultural influence on shanghai Chinese's help seeking for mental health problems: Implications for social work practice. British Journal of Social Work, 44(4), 868-885.
Wong, F. K. D., Chung, C., Wu, J., Tang, J. & Lau, P. (2015). A preliminary study of an integrated and culturally attuned cognitive behavioral group treatment for Chinese problem gamblers in Hong Kong. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31(3), 1015-1027.
Yip, P. S. F., Yousuf, S., Chan, C. H., Yung, T., & Wu, K. C. C. (2015). The roles of culture and gender in the relationship between divorce and suicide risk: a meta-analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 128, 87-94.
Hsu, C. Y., Chang, S. S., Lee, E. S. T., & Yip, P. S. F. (2015). Geography of suicide in Hong Kong: spatial patterning, and socioeconomic correlates and inequalities. Social Science & Medicine, 130, 190-203.
Yip, P. S. F., Caine, E., Yousuf, S., Chang, S. S, Wu, K. C. & Chen, Y. Y. (2012). Means restriction for suicide prevention. Lancet, 379, 2293-2399.
Ng, S. M., & Wang, Q. (2016). Body-Mind-Spirit group therapy for TCM stagnation syndrome - a RCT with self-report and physiological measures. World Journal of TCM Psychology, 1(1), 60-64.
Fong, T. C. T., Ho, R. T. H., Au-Yeung, F. S. W., Sing, C. Y., Law, K. Y., Lee, L. F., & Ng, S. M. (2016). The relationships of change in work climate with changes in burnout and depression: a 2-year longitudinal study of care workers. Journal of Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21(4), 401-412.
Ng, S. M. (2014). Is brief daily Body-Mind-Spirit practice desirable for staff who provide services for elderly people? Two pilot studies with care and professional workers. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development 24(4), 227-237.
Ran, M. S., Weng, X., Chan, C. L. W., Chen, E. Y. H., Tang, C. P., Lin, F. R., Mao, W. J., Hu, S. H., Huang, Y. Q., Xiang, M. Z. (2015). Different outcomes of never-treated and treated patients with schizophrenia: 14-year follow-up study in rural China. British Journal of Psychiatry, 207(6), 495-500.
Ran, M. S., Chan, C. L. W., Ng, S. M., Guo, L. T., Xiang, M. Z. (2015). The effectiveness of psychoeducational family intervention for patients with schizophrenia in a 14-year follow-up study in a Chinese rural area. Psychological Medicine, 45(10), 2197-2204.
Ran, M. S., Mao, W. J., Chan, C. L. W., Chen, E. Y. H., Conwell, Y. (2015). Gender differences in outcomes in people with schizophrenia in rural China: 14-year follow-up study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 206(4), 283-288.
Wong, P. W. C., Yu, R.W. M., Li, T. M. H., Lai S. L. H., Ng H. Y. H., Fan W. T. W. (in press). Efficacy of a multicomponent intervention program with or without animal-assisted therapy for enhancing self-esteem, employability, and reducing interaction anxiety of socially withdrawn youths in Hong Kong – a pilot study. Society and Animals.
Ngai, V. & Wong, P.W.C. Leung, Chung, K. F, & Chau, P. H., (in press). The effect of a telephone-based cognitive-behavioral intervention on parenting stress: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.
Wong, P. W., Lau, K. C., Liu, L. L., Yuen, G. S., & Wing-Lok, P. (2015). Beyond recovery understanding the postbereavement growth from companion animal loss. OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0030222815612603.
Tang, J. Y. M., Wong, G. H. Y., Ng, C. K. M., Kwok, D. T. S., Lee, M. N. Y., Dai, D. L. K., & Lum, T. Y. S. (2016). Neuropsychological profile and dementia symptom recognition among help-seekers in a community early detection program in Hong Kong. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 64, 584-589.
Wong, G. H. Y., Ng, C. K. M., Lai, C. K. Y., Lee, M. N. Y., Lum, T. Y. S., Jiang, N., Shie, H. W. H., Wu, J. Y. M., Dai, D. L. K. (2014). Design and development of six arts, a culturally appropriate framework for multimodal non-pharmacological intervention in dementia. Gerontologist, 55, 865-874.
Wong, G. H. Y., Hui, C. L. M., Tang, J. Y. M., Chiu, C. P. Y., Lam, M. M. L., Chan, S. K. W., Chang, W. C., & Chen, E. Y. H. (2012). Screening and assessing ideas and delusions of reference using a semi-structured interview scale: a validation study in early psychosis patients. Schizophrenia Research, 135, 158-163.
1. Ng, S.M., Cheung, C.Y., Chow, K.W., & Wang, V.Q. (under review). Workplace well-being: paradigm shift from combating burnout and stress to nurturing engagement and Body-Mind-Spirit (BMS) wellness. In Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit social work: An empirically-based approach to assessment and treatment, (2nd ed.). NY: Oxford University Press.
|Prof. Lum Y.S. Terry||Economist, Social worker||Mental health policy, mental health economics and geriatric mental health||Read More|
|Prof. Tse, S.K. Samson||Occupational Therapist, Health Psychologist||Bipolar disorders, problem gambling and recovery oriented interventions||Read More|
|Prof. Wong, F.K. Daniel||Social Worker, Clinical Psychologist||Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), prevention and intervention in mental health, migration and mental health||Read More|
|Prof. Yip, S.F. Paul||Statistician, Population Health Researcher||Suicide prevention, population health and programme evaluation||Read More|
|Dr. Ng, Siu Man||Mental Health Social Worker, Chinese Medicine Practitioner||Culture and mental health, mindfulness and spirituality, impacts of psychosocial factors on course of schizophrenia.||Read More|
|Dr. Ran, Maosheng||Social Psychiatrist, Epidemiologist||Social development and mental health, community mental health and psychosocial intervention||Read More|
|Dr. Wong, W.C. Paul||Clinical Psychologist||Suicidal behavior, youth positive development, and human-animal interactions||Read More|
|Dr. Wong, H.Y. Gloria||Psychologist||Dementia, psychosis and geriatric mental health||Read More|
|Dr. Cheung, C.Y. Amos||Social Worker, Clinical Psychologist||Cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy and geriatric mental health (dementia and depression)||Read More|