Helping schools better understand the mental health needs of their students.

      The Joyful Schools Mental Health Instant Check Tool

      Designed by Dr. Jamie Chiu




    • My mission is to empower schools in their quest to foster happy, hopeful, confident students.

      Dr. Jamie Chiu


      Clinical Psychologist

      Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Social Entrepreneurship

      Generation T - Most Influential Young Talents by Hong Kong Tatler

      100 Visionary Leaders by Real Leaders Magazine

      Jamie envisions a world free of depression, where every teen grows up hopeful for their bright future feeling secure and cared for.


      Jamie has worked with many teens who are struggling with depression as a school counsellor in ESF schools, local schools and a teen and family therapist at St. John’s Counselling Services. With her front-line and research experience, Jamie advocates the importance of reducing stigma and making support friendly so students feel comfortable seeking help.


      Jamie's doctorate research was examining the validity of school-based mental health programmes, for which she developed and studied the effectiveness of a group counselling programme that was delivered to local, international and ethnic-minority youth. The programme was proven to improve self-esteem, and reduce the feelings of depression and anxiety.


      In 2012, Jamie co-created a positive youth services organisation that delivered mental health check-ups, counselling and teacher workshops to 25 schools and reached over 16,000 students across Hong Kong.


      Informed by her clinical work and research about youth behaviour, she has spoken about the topic of depression, resiliency, and self-worth at TEDx, schools across Hong Kong, and the Asian Consortium.

      In recognition of her on-going work to help at-risk youth, Jamie was recognised as a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Asia for Social Entrepreneurship.

    • Why use an Instant Check Tool?

      It can be worrying not knowing how all your students are feeling. Especially when school is busy, it can be difficult to check-in with all your students to get a sense of how they are feeling. We've designed our instant check tool as a friendly, quick and effective way to recognise students who may need more care and attention, or to get a whole-school overview of student wellbeing.


      This empowers you and other school staff members with information to help your students navigate the often difficult path of adolescence successfully.


    • The Joyful Schools Mental Health Instant Check Tool is designed for secondary schools in Hong Kong, available both in Cantonese and English.

      Our tool will help you and your staff facilitate an open discussion with students about mental health and identify those students who need further support.

      Connecting care to students who need it most.

      Our Check-Up is delivered through an online questionnaire, accessible on a student’s mobile device that can be taken anytime, anywhere.


      It offers a quick and reliable way to identify students who may be struggling with common mental health issues.

    • Report with recommendations

      Schools are provided with a report that summarises screening data, patterns, and trends to inform mental health decisions.


      Contact Dr. Chiu to get access to a full sample report.

    • Mental Health Check-Up

      The Details

      Secure link

      A unique link is provided for your school that students can access with any mobile device or computer by students.

      Referral information

      It is important to know what the next steps are once a students has been identified as needing more support. We provide links that connect students with useful resources.

      Tool customisation

      We can customise the mental health check-up with your school logo, welcome message, and colour themes.


      Our goal is to make youth feel comfortable when taking the questionnaire, and we avoid using stigmatising language. At the end of the questionnaire we direct them to youth-friendly mental health resources where they can read about how others have overcome their struggles with mental health issues.

    • Workshops and Training

      Available for Schools, Teachers, Students and Parent Teacher Associations

      How to recognise warning signs of mental health issues and risk in students.

      For Teachers

      An interactive workshop with expert tips to help teachers recognise warning signs of common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide risk.

      Teachers emerge from the workshop knowing what warning signs they should be attuned to, what to do when such signs are present, and how to proceed without alienating the student or scaring the family.


      Workshop Price: $HKD 6,500

      Length of Time: 1.5 hours incl. Q&A

      Optimal Size: 10-15 teachers

      Other Materials: Personalised Workshop Notes made available for download

      + Custom workshops designed to meet your objectives

      Contact us for a custom workshop designed just for your school

      Since 2011, Dr. Jamie Chiu has delivered workshops on many diverse topics tailored for schools and their unique needs.

    • Contact Dr. Jamie Chiu

      I want to support you every step of the way with friendly, knowledgable, and timely service. You can use the following form, or you can email me at jamie@joyfulschools.com.