A public health approach to suicide prevention in Hong Kong

Research seminar of the Cities, health and well-being series hosted by LSE Cities

The seminar provided an overview of using a public health approach for suicide prevention. Examples were given to illustrate how these measures have made an impact to suicide prevention in Hong Kong, and also what the impact of media reporting on suicide incidence was. The conclusions proposed that community based suicide prevention programmes seem to be promising, particularly for Asian cities with large populations and limited resources.

Additional resources from LSE Cities ‘Cities, Health and Well-being’ conference in Hong Kong:


    Paul S. F. Yip

    Founding Director of the HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention and a Professor of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong. Professor Yip is also a Vice President of the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP) and a Fellow of the International Association of Suicide Research

    Athar Hussain

    Director of the Asia Research Centre at the LSE.

    David McDaid

    David McDaid is Research Fellow, Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) LSE and Editor of Eurohealth

    Sarah Thomson

    Dr Sarah Thomson is Deputy Director and Research Fellow in Health Policy, LSE Health