About Hong Kong Well UK

Lion Rock is a sparsely topped mountain overlooking Kowloon – the home of many grassroots families. It is the symbol of Hong Kong, in particular its “can-do” spirit; the “source” of our team and the families we serve. We hope to offer a pool of resources for children in emotional turmoil to draw from.

Why we found Hong Kong Well UK? (Chinese version only)

Who is Hong Kong Well UK?

Hong Kong Well UK is serving the mental wellbeing/health of children and teenagers newly migrated to the UK from Hong Kong as well as their parents in their mother tongue. We are a registered Community Interest Company.

It is started by three mothers from Hong Kong – two recently migrated to the UK under the BNO visa scheme and one 20 years ago. We have 80 volunteers – comprising 20 psychologists/therapists and 60 in other disciplines – the majority of whom are also new migrants from the city.

We are a registered Community Interest Company our registration.

What is a community interest company?

Why is our services needed?

What kind of services are we offering?

The Team

Rev Kan Yu is the founding member of Hong Kong Well UK. She was appointed Director on March 28 2022. Rev Yu is an active Methodist minister serving in South West London and set up the Sutton HongKongers’ Fellowship in response to the influx of new HK arrivals in Sutton and nearby areas. Living in London for over 19 years, she has a vast church network in Greater London that has been proactively and busily engaging with new HK arrivals in London areas, Barnet, Sutton, Kingston-Upon-Thames and Richmond since last September 2020.

Shirley Yam is the founding member of Hong Kong Well UK. She was appointed Director on March 28 2022. Ms Yam is an award-winning financial journalist from Hong Kong. She has served the Hong Kong Journalist Association between 2009 and 2020 as its Vice-chairperson campaigning for press freedom. She is a Chevening Scholarship recipient with a master’s degree from London School of Economics and Political Affairs.

May Chung was appointed Director of Hong Kong Well UK on November 16 2023. Ms Chung is a registered practitioner psychologist with the UK Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC). She received her Master of Social Science in Clinical Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Master of Social Sciences in Counselling from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She is now working in the NHS to support the children/young people who suffer from emotional disorders.

Lily Tang-Gentile was appointed Director of Hong Kong Well UK on November 15 2023. Mrs Tang-Gentile was born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK. She has been teaching for 10 years and is currently a Maths teacher in a state school in Cambridgeshire. In the past two years, she has been coordinating and welcoming students from Hong Kong, acting as the link between parents and the school, and between the students and their teachers.

Lilian Lau is the founding member and former Director of Hong Kong Well UK. She was appointed its Case Manager on November 13 2023. Ms Lau is the mother of two teenage boys and a registered social worker in Hong Kong. For 20 years, she has been the teacher as well as the core member of the Pastoral Care Team of a Hong Kong secondary school. Since 2012, she also served as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) for the school.

Clara Mak was appointed Administrator of Hong Kong Well UK on November 6 2023.  She served in Hong Kong local and international non-profit making organizations, charitable foundations, and the commercial sector for many years, with seasoned experience in fund-raising, event management, corporate governance & management as well as committee work.  She also volunteered as Board Governor of a charitable foundation for children in Hong Kong.  She completed her degree on Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Where are we?

Most of our services are nation wide provided through the internet. The location of in-person therapy and counselling is depending on the availability of specialists.

What is our safeguarding policy?

We acknowledges the duty of care for those who seek our services. We adopt the safeguarding policy for children and vulnerable individuals to make sure that their lives are free from neglect and abuse, creating a safe space for them to make decisions about their own lives and care. We expect all adults working or helping at HK Well UK to support our policy and adhere to it.

Safeguarding Policy

How to contact us?

Fill in the form to reach our UK-based and Hong Kong-trained social workers 

Fill in the form to become volunteer

General enquiry: please email help@hongkongwell.uk

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Data Protection Policy

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