Mind Matters – A Hackathon for Social Impact, a campaign co-organized by Asian Charity Services and HSBC Private Banking that aims to rekindle Hong Kong’s can-do spirit by supporting local NGOs in further mental well-being services in Hong Kong.

Since the campaign launched in July 2020, over 120 NGOs participated in our training on proposal writing and almost 80 NGOs presented exciting project ideas to address the imminent mental health needs in the community.  On August 22, 50 volunteers, including HSBC Private Banking clients, exchanged ideas and worked alongside with the 12 shortlisted NGOs to strengthen their project plans at a virtual Hackathon.

After thorough deliberation, the panel of judges have decided on 4 winning teams, along with an Audience Choice based on votes taken at the Mind Matters Forum:

  1. SLCO Community Resources Limited
  2. The Education University of Hong Kong
  3. The Hong Kong Society for the Blind
  4. The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation
  5. Audience Choice: Hong Kong Cancer Fund
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12 NGOs teams attending virtual hackathon to strengthen their project ideas.
Panel discussion on " Giving Strategically to Mental Health": Katherina Rosqueta, Cecilia Ho, Adrian Fu and Dorothy Chan (from left to right).
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12 teams pitched at the Forum.
The Education University of Hong Kong received award from Mr. Wong Yan Lung (Chairman of Advisory Committee on Mental Health HKSAR Government) and HSBC Private Banking representative.