Mission
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To befriend, on humanitarian grounds, people who are facing difficulties or are lonely and depressed, by helping them to regain confidence in life.  To publicize and promote the spirit of our service in the community through talks, seminars, research and other means of community service. To help in the South East Asia and neighbouring areas to set up organizations with a nature and mission similar to ours.
  1. We establish ourselves as the Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong to bring out in full the benevolence in human nature, and with love, patience and compassion, nurture the spirit of mutual aid, mutual support and mutual affection.
  2. We give the hopeless, the helpless and the suicidally inclined a listener when they need one so that they can relate their inner pain and distress. 
  3. We let help seekers feel accepted and supported so as to enable them to overcome emotional distress and face up to their problems.
  4. We respect the right of help seekers in self-determination even if they decide to commit suicide, and also their right to discontinue contact with us at any time. 
  5. We respect the privacy of help seekers and will not disclose their personal information to any outside party. Such information would only keep by us for the purpose of providing effective service. Our Chairman and supervisory officers have the right to get access to detail of cases. No service shall be provided should a help seeker find this unacceptable.
  6. We shall not take advantage of our contact with help seekers to instill personal values, faith or political stance.
  1. We provide 24-hour telephone hotline service, interview service by appointment and correspondences service for clients.  All our members are volunteers, having been carefully selected and trained, and are being supervised by experieneced members and relevant professionals.
  2. We provide 24-hour telephone hotline service, interview service by appointment and correspondences service for clients.  All our members are volunteers, having been carefully selected and trained, and are being supervised by experieneced members and relevant professionals.
  3. The Life Education Centre promotes suicide prevention via community services, seminars, publications (newletters, books and reports), research and surveys, education and international conferences.  Through these activities we aim to promote the message of suicide prevention and help people to bravely overcome their life difficulties as well as learning to care for the people around them as a contribution to the community.
  4. The Caring Fund promotes the works of suicide prevention as well as calls forth in the community in loving one's life and caring others through community caring services, public talks, promotional activities, training of Caring volunteeers, public training and education at professional certificate level, etc.
  5. We endeavour to talk to every client but priority is given to those with high suicidal intent.
  6. If the situation of a client is such that substantive relief (social or medical service) is warranted, then we shall provide the client with the relevant information, or with client's consent, refer the case to relevant organizations.  In case of emergency and no objection from the client, we shall notify relevant organizations or person to assist the client.
  7. When a client wishes us to assist another person who is suicidal, we shall provide as much information as we can and recommend that person to contact us directly, otherwise we shall not approach that person.  Exception is by reason that the client is young, old or infirmity.  In that case, we shall try to contact that person.
  8. We offer assistance for the establishment of organizations with similar nature and mission in the South East Asia and neighbouring regions, or offer training courses to promote their service quality.