Self Help Programs

Where can I find buddies on my journey to recovery?

To many clients, Hong Fook’s Self Help Programs are their second home.

Over 10% of our participants also volunteer in the program.

About 10% of our participants are in our “Leaders-in-Training” program.

The path to recovery begins with learning how to help and support yourself, and you don’t need to do this alone.

At Hong Fook, the Self Help Programs promote self-help and mutual support among peers (people living with mental illness). We create opportunities for you to discover and develop your strengths as well as to share with others through different levels of involvement in programs, such as planning, delivering, leading, participating and evaluating the program.

The Self Help Programs have four overarching goals: Hope, Identity, Meaningful Life, and Responsibility.

The goals are achieved through the following core concepts:

  • Creating a space to connect with others
  • Building self-management skills
  • Leadership training and development
  • Maintaining the four Pillars of Healthy Living
    • Keeping a healthy lifestyle
    • Participating in social recreation
    • Developing interpersonal relationships
    • Developments related to work/employment

Come and participate in various activities to build a meaningful life:

  • Drop-in
  • Lunch Program
  • Peer support groups
  • Social and recreational activities in different languages
  • Skills development groups
  • Volunteer opportunities & pre-employment training