The most common issues that can cause mental health problems of varying degrees amongst Chinese people and new migrants within the United Kingdom include the following:

  • Racism and prejudice
  • Dispersed settlement and isolation
  • Long and unlegislated working hours
  • Lack of English language skills
  • Unfair stereotypes
  • Inter-generational issues

Some other defining factors which include unmet cultural expectations, language barriers; lack of community support, isolation and the stressful and demanding nature of the catering trade all contribute to mental distress. These illnesses can manifest themselves as depression, self inflicted wounds, etc. Some less well informed Chinese would attribute these problems as a 'Western' disease but these afflictions know no boundaries and affect people of all races and social - economic backgrounds.



  • 受到種族歧視和偏見
  • 分散的居所和被孤立
  • 長時間和不合法的工作
  • 缺乏對英語語言的掌握
  • 不公平的成見
  • 不同輩份間的代溝問題