Introduction and Objective


The Government has embarked on an on-going mental health promotion and public education initiative (known as “Shall We Talk”) with a view to building a mental health-friendly society in the long run. The Initiative aims to sustain the efforts of the Joyful@HK Campaign, and enhance public understanding of mental health. The Mental Health Workplace Charter (“the Charter”) is a part of the Initiative and implemented jointly by the Department of Health, the Labour Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Council.


The Charter scheme has three specific objectives in mind –

  1. Promote mental well-being at workplace including a respectful and positive environment;
  2. Promote active listening and communication, encourage help-seeking, and facilitate early identification of mental distress and timely treatment; and
  3. Create an inclusive and friendly workplace environment for colleagues with mental distress.

Charter Statement

“We value and pledge to promote a mental health-friendly workplace environment.”