Peer Listener

Attend training sessions in summer, then become a volunteer listener for distressed students for a minimum of six months

Project Details

What we need

  • Active listening - volunteers will be on duty for ten hours each month to listen calls from distressed students
  • Undergo volunteer training in summer

Background

A free listening service operating from 7pm to 5am every night, through an online texting platform and a hotline.Aims:1. to address the increasingly severe mental health issues among young adults and adolescents; 2. to achieve early intervention and prevention; and 3. to promote psychological wellbeing and mental health awareness at campus and school.

What we have

Four training sessions will be provided to volunteers in July. Additionally, there will be a trial session in August.

Why this is important

This project achieves our goal of providing peer-to-peer support for our callers.

Project Period

10 Jul 2021 - 31 Jan 2022

Location

Remote

Requirements

10hours permonth

Time Commitment

Skills

  • Active listening

Language

  • Chinese (Cantonese)

About the Organization

Heartline Hong Kong

Heartline Hong Kong

heartlinehk.com

Causes

Mental HealthYouthCommunity Development

What we do

HeartlineHK由一群大學生發起,希望爲受情緒困擾的香港青少年提供一個傾訴的空間。我們的義工受過專業訓練,會在每晚7pm至翌日7am致力聆聽和支援朋輩。我們相信有效的聆聽和對話能疏導求助者的情緒,讓對方感到被理解和被關懷,從而避免負面情緒的積壓。讓我們合力為心理健康帶來正面的幫助!

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