Fundraising Event
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Run for Justice

  • 26/10/2014 - 26/12/2014
  • Hong Kong
HKD 21,200
100% Complete

About Event

Our Run for Justice team is raising money for Justice Centre Hong Kong's Mental Health Assessment and Support Service for refugees. 

On Sunday October 26, the Run for Justice team of staff, volunteers and supporters  will compete in Action Asia’s HK50 Trail Run & Hike. HK50 has been an annual event since 2011, with competitors from all over Asia and the world trail-running or hiking across either 24km or 50km of Hong Kong Island's country parks. 

We would love you to help us achieve our target of HK$ 150 000 by joining our team or sponsoring our runners. If you want to join the Run for Justice team, email us at info@justicecentre.org.hk.

About Justice Centre Hong Kong  

Justice Centre Hong Kong is a not-for-profit, human rights organisation working fearlessly to protect the rights of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable forced migrants - refugees, other people seeking protection and survivors of modern slavery. At our welcoming and comfortable centre, refugees in Hong Kong receive free and independent legal and psychosocial support. For more information, visit our website: www.justicecentre.org.hk

About the Mental Health Assessment and Support Service 

There are around 8000 refugees in Hong Kong, many of whom suffer from serious physical and psychological trauma as a result of the persecution or torture they have experienced. Justice Centre Hong Kong plans to implement this specialised mental health service - this first of its kind in Hong Kong -  to support the most traumatised refugees and facilitate access to a fair and efficient system in processing their refugee claim.

The service will include assessing refugees’ mental health status at the beginning of the process of applying for protection in Hong Kong, to identify the impact that traumatic events have had on them. Our team of volunteer psychologists and our paid social worker will then support them through a specialist psychological intervention, working with our legal team to enable the refugee to recount the traumatic events they have experienced, and gather psychological and medical evidence to support their refugee claim.

Through the funds raised by Run for Justice, over the next year we aim to provide 100 of the most vulnerable and traumatised refugees with this intensive mental health support.