The Service is ended on 1 June 2021.
CATCH II-Families Support Scheme is an extended three-year project, which aims to enhance family members’ skills and knowledge to handle drug issues in the families, thus to engage as soon as possible the drug abusers to drug counselling services. Based on our frontline experience, although many family members discovered the drug abuse problems in the family, they did not know how to deal with the situation because of the lack of relevant skills and knowledge. Therefore, psychoeducation and supporting works are vitally important to facilitate the family members to take one step forward on dealing with the drug taking problems.
We aim to enhance the family members’ well-being. In fact, it is not easy for the family members to deal with the situation in the family, in the long run, they may be mentally and physically exhausted and that may cause a vicious circle – negative interaction between the family members and the drug abusers. In the hope of stopping the vicious cycle, the project collaborates with the Centre on Behavioral Health of The University of Hong Kong to provide services based on the “Body-mind-spirit Holistic healthcare model”, reducing the adverse impact on the family members and empowering them to be a strong companion.
Kowloon West District (Kowloon City, Shamshuipo, Yau Tsim Mong District).