Jom Sembang #16: 2022 World Mental Health Theme: "Make Mental Health & Wellbeing for All A Global Priority"

Edisi Malaysia

27th October 2022, 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

The last two years have been very difficult for all of us and as we move towards endemicity, mental health issues continue to affect us whether at the workplace, in schools or in our homes. It appears to be important for children, adults and also the elderly.

The 2022 World Mental Health Day theme is "Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority"

In this session, we want to explore this theme in Malaysia with key stakeholders in the country -- a person with lived experience and a consultant working in policy making.

How has the last two years been for those already affected with mental health issues? How has our policy makers responded? And more importantly, what will we do differently in the future?

Jom Sembang #16: 2022 World Mental Health Theme: "Make Mental Health & Wellbeing for All A Global Priority"

Jom Sembang #15: Communicating Safely for Suicide Prevention

15th September 2022, 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

In conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day, we invite you to join us to discuss on the rationale, factors, challenges and pitfalls in navigating conversations on suicide-related matters.

Our speaker, Dr Ng Yin Ping is a consultant psychiatrist in Pantai Hospital, Penang. She is currently the Vice Chairperson of the i-Life Suicide Prevention Association of Penang, and a member of the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP). Dr Ng has conducted regular training on suicide prevention and is working with relevant stakeholders and policymakers to promote safe reporting of suicide news, postvention and improve mental health literacy.

Jom Sembang #15: Communicating Safely for Suicide Prevention

Jom Sembang #14: Personality, Mental & Emotional Wellbeing

Learn how personality influence your mental and emotional wellbeing

12th August 2022, 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

Personality traits can influence one's behaviour and well-being. Different personalities think and act differently. Have you ever wondered what your personality is, and how it affects your well-being? This week, Dr Sangeeta Kaur will talk about the different personalities and how it can influence both your mental and emotional well-being.

Jom Sembang #14: Personality, Mental &  Emotional Wellbeing

Jom Sembang #13: Why Do We Fall?

The usefulness behind mental illness

14th July 2022, 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

What are the evolutionary explanations behind mental health? What can we do to destigmatize mental illness? Join Jom Sembang Live with an icebreaking session of “why is mental illness a bad thing?” and explore on how certain traits of mental illness might pose as a problem in this modern world. We will also be discussing on holistic mental illness management, and how these will shape the future direction of mental health.

Jom Sembang #13: Why Do We Fall?

Jom Sembang #12: Relationship Matters

14th May 2022, 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

Relationships can be fulfilling yet has their own sets of challenges. Often, relationship issues can affect our mental health, and cause disharmony.

🤔What are the secrets to a successful relationship?

🤔Do you find yourself often getting into arguments with your loved ones? Or having difficulties in communication?

🤔What can we do to take care of ourselves and be compassionate towards our partner?

This month's Jom Sembang Live will discuss on all things concerning *Relationships* with Miss Tan Sing Wuing, a registered psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society and Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology, who has vast experience in treating individuals, couples, and families for mental health issues.

Jom Sembang #12: Relationship Matters

Jom Sembang #11: Understanding Schizophrenia

19th May 2022, 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

Schizophrenia is a severe long-term mental health condition that can cause a range symptoms which affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.

In conjunction with World Schizophrenia Day 2022, join us to learn on schizophrenia -- diagnosing criteria, symptoms, risk factors, causes, and why early detection and treatment is important for both patients and carers.

Jom Sembang #11: Understanding Schizophrenia

Jom Sembang #10: Helping Children Befriend their Emotions

14th April 2022, 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

Hello parents! If your kiddos are aged between 2-6 years old, this webinar is just for you! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 ✨

Most parenting battles are not won through pure reason and logic; but, through empathy and awareness. Emotional awareness and the ability to manage intense emotions are the cornerstone to emotionally intelligent parenting. In fact, research has shown that children's ability to cope with emotions as young as age 5 may predict life long success!

So come join us in this Jom Sembang session to learn about the necessary skills to be an emotionally intelligent parent in order to help your child learn these essential skills! You don't wanna miss this!

Jom Sembang #10: Helping Children Befriend their Emotions

Jom Sembang #9: Care Closer to Home

10th March 2022, 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

What are the services available for individuals living with mental illnesses in Malaysia's community? Often, people find it challenging to reintegrate back into society. This week, Jom Sembang aims to share what services are available, and ideas for the near future on community care.

Come join us with our guest speaker, Dr Siti Hazrah, psychiatrist specializing in psychiatric rehabilitation and mental health treatment in community, to learn more and discuss on this topic.

Jom Sembang #9: Care Closer to Home

Jom Sembang #8: 一起谈谈恐慌症

28th February 2022, 8:30p.m.


原本好端端的一个人,突然之间,强烈的恐慌情绪来袭,心跳加速、胸口闷热、手脚发抖、感觉快要死了。经历了胸口疼痛和喘不过气的瞬间,去医院检查,后来却发现自己并不是心脏病发作!你所经历的,可能是恐慌发作 (Panic attack).

在这个分享单元, <strong>Gary Yap</strong>, (<strong>MY 心理学 创办人</strong>) 将和你分享恐慌症的真面目,让你摆脱不必要的焦虑,找回生活的动力。


• 怀疑自己是否有恐慌症?

• 恐慌症可能和个人性格有关?

• 如果有恐慌发作,如何自救呢?

Jom Sembang #8: 一起谈谈恐慌症

Jom Sembang #7: Depression: Is It Just Being Sad

27th January 2022, 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

Depression is a common mental disorder and affects 5.0% of adults globally.

• What is the difference between normal sadness and clinical depression?

• Are you at risk of developing depression?

• How can we help our loved ones to deal with it?

This month, Jom Sembang live will answer your questions with Dr Soh Shean Yih, psychiatrist and our guest speaker.

See you there!

Jom Sembang #7: Depression: Is It Just Being Sad

Jom Sembang #6: Mindfulness

23rd November 2021, 8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.

What is mindfulness ? Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of what we are doing, and observing without judgement.

Research has shown that mindfulness has benefits such as:

• reduce stress

• improve concentration

• improve sleep

• reduce depressive symptoms

• improve mental well-being

Want to learn more? Join us next Tuesday (23/11/2021) at 8:30pm to experience yourself on mindfulness practice.

This session will be held over Zoom by our guest speaker TJ Lew, who started her mindfulness practice in the midst of coping with a highly stressful & hectic corporate job. Her journey of incorporating mindfulness into her life helped her become calmer, more resilient and enjoy rich authentic relationships. Since 2017, she has been actively conducting mindfulness and acceptance coaching on top of her day-job. She aims to support effective and compassionate workplace & communities through mindfulness & acceptance practices.

Jom Sembang #6: Mindfulness

Jom Sembang #5: Mental Health in an Unequal World

23rd October 2021, 8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.

This year's theme highlights that the access to mental health services remains unequal, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Many people with mental illness face barriers to receive treatment and continue to experience stigma and discrimination.

This month, Jom Sembang Live brings together an expert panel and individual with lived experience to discuss about this topic on 23rd October 2021, 8:30p.m. - 10p.m.

Jom Sembang #5: Mental Health in an Unequal World

Jom Sembang #4: Let's Care: You Can Help Prevent a Suicide

16th September 2021, 9:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.

Each year, more than 700 000 people lost their lives due to suicide.

Due to the stigma surrounding suicide, many who are considering suicide or had suicide attempts do not seek help, and therefore are not getting the help they need.

However, suicides are preventable.

Join us this 16th of September, together with Mr. Pheh Kai Shuen, a clinical psychologist who has developed and piloted a four-step suicide prevention training program in Malaysia, known as "C.A.R.E", to learn about suicide warning signs and actions that can be taken to help someone who is suicidal.

Jom Sembang #4: Let's Care: You Can Help Prevent a Suicide

Jom Sembang #3: Finding Order in The Midst of Chaos

7th August 2021, 9:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.

Over the past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed nearly every aspect of our world. Social isolation, working from home, loss of jobs, and having to juggle between multiple roles at home can be challenging.Furthermore, working from home can lead to a distorted sense of time. All these can lead to anxiety and stress.

This week, we have a special guest -- Dr. Jasimah Jamir (Psychiatric Senior Registrar, Dublin, Ireland) who has vast clinical experience in psychiatry and is trained for various psychotherapies, to share with us essential techniques to put our lives back in order.

Come and join us in this practical session! And oh, please do standby a pen and paper for the workshop!😊

Jom Sembang #3: Finding Order in The Midst of Chaos

Jom Sembang #2: Anxiety, can you please go away?

8th July 2021, 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

This critical situation, set in a context of great vulnerability, can lead to a feeling of helplessness among the population and such conditions can lead to anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

Join us in this Sembang session to find out more about how we can better manage anxiety!

Jom Sembang #2: Anxiety, can you please go away?

Jom Sembang #1: Pandemic Fatigue

Riding the waves of MCO

10th June 2021, 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

With the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country, we are currently faced with yet another wave of MCO.

Join us as we Sembang on the signs & symptoms of Pandemic Fatigue and many more!

Jom Sembang #1: Pandemic Fatigue

Building Resilience Through Creativity

5th June 2021, 10:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.

Ever wondered how we can utilise our creativity to build resilience?

This time, we are honoured to have Dr. Tan, Associate Professor from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar to share with us about how to build resilience through creativity.

Building Resilience Through Creativity

Building Strengths via Positive Psychology Interventions

17th April 2021, 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.

Building resilience is crucial to help us flourish during these challenging times, especially when the global mental health is suffering.

Join us this 17th April 2021 with Prof. Dr. Intan Hashimah from Universiti Sains Malaysia for a dialogue on Building Strengths Via Positive Psychology Interventions.

Building Strengths via Positive Psychology Interventions

Introduction to Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

28th March 2021, 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

Join us! In view of the mental health situation since Covid-19, we will be conducting a FREE Introduction to Mental Health and Suicide Prevention online course.

Introduction to Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

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