EDB launches Mental Health Charter

April 12, 2024
Healthy minds
Healthy minds:

Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin (front row, centre) attends the 4Rs Mental Health Charter launch ceremony.

The Education Bureau today held a ceremony and briefing session for the 4Rs Mental Health Charter, with Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin speaking at the event.


The 4Rs in the charter stand for Rest, Relaxation, Relationship and Resilience, identified as the four elements and objectives in fostering good mental health for students.


Ms Choi appealed to all schools in Hong Kong to join the charter and work together to set practical and feasible goals, while taking actions to promote students’ physical and psychological health.


Schools participating in the charter should implement measures and activities for the promotion of their students’ mental health starting from the 2024-25 school. They should also organise education courses or parent-child activities to promote positive parent education every year.


Participating schools will sign the Mental Health Workplace Charter, jointly implemented by the Department of Health, the Labour Department and the Occupational Safety & Health Council, to provide a mental health-friendly work environment for staff.


Schools joining the charter will also participate in the Whole School Health Programme and formulate health promotion strategies according to their specific circumstances.

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