SAF maintains a close relationship with partner organisations in order to properly understand, monitor and address the specific needs of each community. New partnerships are established with each school term and the popularity of MIB has led to a waiting-list of organisations seeking to join the programme.
In 2015, SAF formed a partnership with the Centre on Behavioural Health, The University of Hong Kong (HKU); and began working with their Masters of Expressive Arts Therapy students to keep up with best-practice techniques, research and evaluation criteria. In 2017, SAF further cemented its partnership with HKU by securing a grant from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to launch a three-year ‘train-the-trainer’ programme titled ‘Jockey Club Expressive Arts Programme for Children’. The pioneering programme, which began in August 2017, is led by the MIB team with the support of HKU research staff and aims to train teachers in Hong Kong to integrate principles of expressive arts therapy into their classes, in order to better support children with diagnosed SEN and their classmates. MIB regularly collaborates with arts organisations and other NGOs to host special workshop days and excursions for participants and supports many businesses in achieving their corporate social responsibility aims. The public of Hong Kong can also support MIB by donating online or becoming a volunteer.