Life Education Centre

生命教育中心標誌Grow Logo

Hong Kong people often face pressure, when stress turns into negative emotions, their mental, physical, and life are easily affected, but they or their relatives and friends often do not know how to deal with it. The accumulation of negative emotions can easily lead to exhaustion and even thoughts of suicide, which can lead to a suicide crisis! To prevent tragedies, it is important to do much education on life cherishment and suicide prevention as early as possible.

Life Education Centre was established in 2002 to promote Suicide Prevention Education Project, which funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust Fund; soon after with more sponsorships and projects rolled out and enriched resources, the Centre has become an important role of early suicide prevention. There are 3 programmes under the Centre: the Suicide Prevention Education Project, Lifetube (online life education resources network) and the Life Drama Programme. These services include outreach and community activities, volunteer training, drama, Jockey Club Life Education Resource Library and educational publication. All these help the general public understand the meaning of lives, and raise their awareness and support to others with negative emotions. The presence of more “Community Gate Keepers” and thus less suicide cases can be realised.

Suicide Prevention Education Project

The Hong Kong Jocky Club Charitites Trust logo

Suicide Prevention Education Project is funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust since 2002 to promote 4 major messages through outreach services, community activities, volunteer training, Jockey Club Life Education Resource Library and publication. The messages are: to know oneself, be self-confident and get prepared to face challenges and difficulties during growth; to know others, understand the importance of helping and caring for one another, appreciate others’ opinions and needs; to know the earth, the urgency of cherishing the environment; to understand the universe, the meaning of life and death, as well as life cherishment.

Services include:

  • Talk

    Our talks and workshops can be concluded as 4 major messages in the word “GROW”, they are: Glow, Relationship, Overcome and Worthiness, which cover different aspects in life education.

    Everyone’s life is precious and worth cherishing. Every small experience can be transformed into a growth booster. Although life is sometimes exhausting or frustrating, let us use the short talk time to inject strength into life and recognize your unique value and ability!

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  • Workshop

    We believe that interactive workshops and picture book story time provide students with more opportunities to think and express.

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  • Life and Death Education Activity

    People always have to face death. Through life and death education activities. participants can reflect on the meaning of survival and life by looking at “death” from “life”.

  • Heartfelt Tour Group

    By meeting more people in the community and by hear more someone’s life stories that can spark participants’ inspiration, empathy and reflection, to empower them the challenges facing ability.

  • Community Visit and Service

    The Centre organises volunteer trainings – Life Ambassador Program, where trained volunteer members will be named as Life Ambassadors, they are trained with skills and knowledge to do home visit, to help to operate in exhibitions and community activities, and to enhance the environment of mutual help and mutual love.

  • Exhibition and Experience

    The exhibition uses an interactive approach for students to experience certain activities, we hope that these activities can enhance students’ better learning on how to cherish life, how to care people, how to release pressure as to understand more about life.

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  • Jockey Club Life Education Resource Library

    In 2002, The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong received sponsorship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charity Trust to establish Hong Kong Jockey Club Suicide Prevention Resources Library. Provide resource support for those who are pursuing life education, or those who are interested in pursuing life education in their work or family positions. They can obtain more information about suicide prevention and life education by borrowing books, video discs, newspaper clippings, teaching kits and computer materials.

    Later in 2014, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust supported the decoration and equipment of our new centre, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Suicide Prevention Resources Library was renamed Jockey Club Life Education Resource Library. The Jockey Club Life Education Resource Library has a rich collection of books, including books and CDs related to life education, life and death studies, counselling, and children’s picture books. Apart from that, we regularly publish “Life Interflow”, a newsletter to share updated life education information.

    Opening hours:
    – Monday to Friday 9:00-18:00;
    – Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays Closed;
    – Lunch 13:00-14:00

    Materials, borrowing methods and rules: Click Here

Lifetube

Lifetube is an online life education resources network that went into service in October 2018. It will regularly publish information, teaching kits, articles and short videos that keep up with current affairs and related to mental health in a relaxed manner, to promote cherishing life & messages to prevent suicide. Lifetube also has a membership registration service, where members can download the suicide prevention and life teaching kits published by our organisation for free from Lifetube, members can also set up their own web pages to facilitate regular publicity of their life education materials, so as to achieve resource sharing, so that life education can be extended to a broader and deeper level in Hong Kong.

Website: https://lifetube.hk

Life Drama Programme

Life Drama Programme was funded by MTR Corporation in December 2011 to establish our first drama “Your Life. Your Choice” for secondary school students and public, it became our self-financed programme since 2015. We use an interactive approach to let the audiences to review by themselves the meaning of life and ultimately achieve the goal of suicide prevention. To broaden our service target, MTR Corporation funded another Life Drama Programme called “Fairytale REplay & WEplay” in 2017 for primary school students. This allowed our programme to cover primary school students, secondary school students and the general public.

Services include:

  • “Your Life.Your Choice” Life Drama

    “Your Life . Your Choice” Life Drama is suitable for secondary school students and the general public, the drama is in the form of interactive theatre where audiences are allowed to try themselves in the characters’ shoes by replacing any character in the performance. They could interview and question, rewrite the lines and responses of the roles in the drama. These sparkle the audiences to introspect their life decisions, empower them to overcome challenges and develop a greater appreciation towards their lives.

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  • “Fairytale REplay & WEplay” Life Drama

    In view of the needs of drama for primary school students, we established the “Fairytale REplay & WEplay” drama programme for primary school students to learn, discuss and introspect their ways in getting along with others.

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Community Education

Community education plays an important part of suicide prevention, we make it easier for people to access suicide prevention information to become a “Community Gate Keeper”, caring about and observing the emotional state of those around us.

  • Emotional Supporting Counters

    Invited by MTR Corp., from 2015 we set up Emotional Supporting Counters at the MTR stations. Information boards showing the symptoms of suicide and handling skills, as well as messages of life cherishment were exhibited to the general public. In order to enhance the passersby awareness of their emotional status, our social workers and volunteers would invited them to have an assessment of their emotional status. Also, some leaflets were distributed to the passersby.

  • Exhibition Board Rental

    Exhibition boards with different life education themes are available for rent to promote the message of cherishing life and preventing suicide.
    Details and apply: click here