Jockey Club TourHeart+ Project (賽馬會心導遊+計劃)
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Jockey Club TourHeart+ Project (JCTH+)

Leveraging technology to optimize stepped care and personalize mental health services

 

Carrying on the success of the online stepped care model in the initial 3 years of the Jockey Club TourHeart Project that strived to reduce stigma, promote mental health, prevent anxiety and depression, and treat anxiety and depression among working adults, we are continuing our work in this extension project, Jockey Club TourHeart+ Project (JCTH+), to further harness the power of technology in delivering more personalized and precise mental health solutions to targeted working adults (i.e., corporate employees, teachers, health care providers, unemployed and underemployed individuals).

 

The JCTH+, funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, spans from Jan 2021 to Jan 2024. Through the AI-empowered website and mobile app of JCTH+, users can receive personalized mental health information and training. Instead of the conventional way of completing assessments and self-guided Internet-based courses, AI-assisted chatbot, intelligence coach as well as human coaches will be employed to provide personalized recommendations and feedback to our users. Webinars, offline workshops, and group therapy will also be provided to further bolster users’ mental health practice. Our aim is to weave mental health into our daily fabric of our lives.

 

承蒙賽馬會慈善信託基金的慷慨捐助,首階段為期三年的《賽馬會心導遊計劃》已於2021年1月初順利完成。該計劃利用階梯式支援模式,建立一站式網上自助心理支援平台,旨在推廣精神健康、消除污名化、預防抑鬱焦慮及為在職成年人提供抑鬱焦慮方面的治療。

 

為了繼續支持心理健康的推廣,賽馬會慈善信託基金再度撥款予香港中文大學心理學系多元文化及全人健康研究室,於2021年1月至2024年1月進行《賽馬會心導遊+計劃》第二期研究計劃。本期計劃期望能夠運用科技,為在職成年人,包括企業員工、教師、醫護人員、失業或就業不足人士,提供自助及個人化的心理健康支援服務。

我們將利用人工智能技術,讓使用者透過網上平台及手機應用程式,獲取個人化的精神健康資訊與培訓。有別於傳統的問卷填寫與網上課程,我們將結合人工智能聊天機械人、人工智能導師與真人導師,為使用者提供個人化的建議與回應。同時,我們亦會舉辦網上研討會、實體工作坊與治療小組,藉此進一步加強參加者在日常生活中實踐精神健康的意識,希望最終能讓精神健康成為每個人生活當中不可或決的元素。