Program Kesedaran Kesihatan Mental
Serendah, Selangor 27th May 2023
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As reported in The Star dated 12th July 2023 -
The Selangor Mental Health Association (SMHA) / Persatuan Kesihatan Mental Selangor organized a Mental Health Awareness event in Taman Serendah Makmur, Serendah, Selangor over the weekend.
The event was meant to kick- start the vision of the association, to promote mental health as an integral aspect of society's overall health and well-being. One of the objectives of SMHA is to promote mental wellbeing of the community in Selangor.
This event was also to signify the official launch of SMHA. The mission of SMHA is to illustrate what we feel is a possible future for all Selangorians, one that includes considerable advances in their mental well-being. The group hopes to see Selangor developing to becoming a warm, loving and inclusive society.
Jointly organized by the Pusat Khidmat Rakyat Penyelaras DUN Batang Kali, it was a carnival style event. Tents were set up and residents from the PPR flats and the surrounding houses were invited to come join in the fun and festivities. The event was opened by the President of the Selangor Mental Health Association, Prof Dato Dr Andrew Mohan Raj. The event was officiated by YB Tuan Gunarajah A/L George, who is the Ahli Dewan Negeri (ADN) Selangor. YB Tuan Gunarajah A/L George also launched SMHA with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Also present was Ahli Majlis Perbandaran Hulu Selangor (Zon 16) En Aylwin Chan Wai Tuck, Dr Sathia Prakash from SP Care group, the Uztaz of Surau Al- Makmur , and the head of the residents of the area.
Volunteers from SMHA, Pusat Pemulihan Psikologi & Emosi Eve, Klinik Kesihatan Minda Relife dan SP Care Group helped make the event possible. The event kicked off with a lively Zumba dance, led by the nurses of Pusat Pemulihan Psikologi & Emosi Eve, and the whole field was filled with laughter and energy. Dr Rasyid Bin Sulaiman, medical director of Pusat Pemulihan Psikologi & Emosi Eve also delivered a very informative and interactive talk ‘Apa itu Sakit Mental’. There were psychological games and psychological tests conducted by Relife Clinic that catered to both the young and old. A team from SP Care group was also there to do basic health screenings.
A big thank you to our sponsors for contributing gifts and goodie bags for all our participants. Our generous contributions came from Top Glove Corporation Berhad, Gardenia Bakeries (KL) Sdn Bhd, Yakult Malaysia Sdn Bhd and RVive International.
With the success of the event and the good feedback from the participants, the SMHA pledges to do more for society and also help educate the public on the importance of mental health.