3rd June 2023 – (Hong Kong) Following the violent incident that occurred in Wong Tai Sin on 2nd June, the Social Welfare Department (SWD) has announced the establishment of a mobile service counter to provide support to those suffering from emotional distress. The move comes in response to the concern for the well-being of members of the public who may have been affected by the incident.
The mobile service counter will be stationed outside Exit C2 of the MTR Diamond Hill Station, in the open area at the Public Transport Interchange outside the entrance of Plaza Hollywood. It will operate from 11.45am to 6pm, providing pamphlets on how to manage emotional distress, and on-site emotional counselling services by clinical psychologists of the SWD for those in need.
The SWD has expressed deep concern about the incident and has already approached the families of the man and the two female victims. The department will provide assistance according to their welfare needs.
In addition to the establishment of the mobile service counter, members of the public who are suffering from emotional distress due to the incident can continue to seek assistance by calling the 24-hour hotline of the SWD at 2343 2255 or the hotline of the Hong Kong Red Cross at 5164 5040.