HKFWS reaches youngsters in their campuses. With the aim of "strengthening families", we provide professional counselling service to nurture youngsters’ holistic development. Stepping into the Generation Z, youngsters indulge in internet, which creates family conflicts and parenting problems. Our social workers help youngsters facilitate their communications with parents and relieve family tension to promote mutual respect and understanding among family members.

Online Learning

My son has taken online courses for two years. Recently, I noticed that he felt distracted and was reluctant to talk to me. I suspected he has mental health problems induced by online courses. In fact, how do parents detect their children to have such problem? What could parents do if they find their children suffering from mental health problems?


Regardless of the study mode, students would encounter different challenges that affect their emotions, and they have to adjust and adapt to it.  Since parents are the main support to their children, it is encouraged for parents to spend more time with children after classes. Among parent-child communication, it is important for parents to consider children feelings and to establish mutual understanding. Otherwise, when problem occurs, children will be reluctant to inform their parents.

During times when your sons is in emotional disturbance, it is beneficial to let him vent out his feelings rather than giving him replies like "overthinking is useless", "everyone comes across the same problem,", "his situation is more miserable than yours,"...etc as it is ineffective to pacify  his feelings. After his emotional release, let’s work together towards a solution, it allows him to feel understanding and support from his parents.

Plenty of parents misunderstood that the situation would be normal if the children are unspoken about their  mental health problem even signs of mental health problems are displayed. It would underestimate the children mental health situation. If you find your son's mental distress is too difficult to handle, please ask for assistance from social workers and look for social resources to support.

Community Resources:

  • Education Bureau “Mental Health @ School”-Student Mental Health Information Online 

  • Hong Kong Family Welfare Society-Youth Service “Positive Mind” : Family Treasure Chest  (Phase 2) 

Source: (Telephone and WhatsApp: 5592 7474)