Kara Chan is full Professor at the Department of Communication studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, in Hong Kong.
The community project investigated the effects of mental health services on their Chinese users in Hong Kong. The relationship between mental health and social inclusion has generated much interest among social services providers, policy makers, and academics.
The interactions with these individuals occurred throughout 2013 and 2014, and suggest that individuals receiving these facilities well participate in various life domains, and are satisfied with the level of opportunities in these domains. Furthermore, the individuals do not often encounter discrimination in their daily life, and have strong general health.
The project also found that overall, social inclusion, average satisfaction with opportunities, and average perceived opportunities all affect one another. The project coordinators experienced a strong engagement with these individuals, and managed to exert strong positive influence in these communities of mental health users in Hong Kong