Hong Fook Mental Health Association is community based, multi-services, multicultural, multilingual organizations with a community development approach. We are committed to working with our communities at the grass roots level. Our programs and services vary among the different populations to reflect the unique migration history and pattern of the six different communities in the Greater Toronto Area: Cambodian, Chinese (from Hong Kong, Mainland, & Taiwan), Korean and Vietnamese.Our Mental Health Promotion Workers work with community groups and service providers in developing or enhancing mental health programs that deliver education and skill building as related to the social determinants, which have impacts on health of individuals and the community. The workers facilitates the development and implementation of appropriate strategies particular to each population to assess the community needs and create public awareness around culturally specific mental health issues The overall goal of the Prevention and Promotion Service is to empower individuals with knowledge of mental health and resources so that they can play a more active role when it comes to their mental health. As well, the program aims to build community capacity by providing accurate information to reduce stigma, by facilitating equal access to mental health services, and encouraging community participation.The major activities of the Prevention and Promotion Service include:
Hong Fook Mental Health Association has fostered, built and maintained strong partnerships and collaborative relationships with other community-based organizations to deliver programs and services to our target communities in the Greater Toronto Area. We work closely with a number of organizations that provide free and low-cost services, such as legal, immigration, health, social and educational services, to support and assist the community and its residents. We pool our resources, using our various specialties, to run joint programs to increase community participation and draw out the strengths of the community for the betterment of the community as a whole. We also use the collaboration strategies to facilitate and build community capacity.
The Resource Centre was established to provide culturally competent information related to the topics of mental well-being and mental illness for the purposes of consultation with service providers as well as an information library for the interested public. The Resource Centre has the following: