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Better mental health through nutrition

Rokiah Mahmud

The Health Promotion Centre (HPC) recently held a webinar on ‘Mental Health Through Nutrition’ in collaboration with two Malaysian universities – UCSI University and Monash University.

Over 150 individuals joined the webinar. The webinar session commenced with welcoming remarks from Head of HPC Dr Hajah Norhayati binti Haji Mohd Kassim, followed by a presentation from invited speakers from Brunei and Malaysia including psychologist from Psychology Service Clinic of Ministry of Health (MoH) Mansurah Khadijah binti Azlan, UCSI University Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer Dr Satvinder Kaur and Nutritiamel Dietitian Consultant Melissa Webb while Dr Ng Chaan Ming from Monash University moderated.

Among the objectives were to share information on how food can influence mood, mental health and well-being, provide understanding on how mental health can affect relationship of a person due to diet. It also provided steps in constructing a healthier diet attitude for mental health and wellness.

Speakers at the webinar. PHOTO: ROKIAH MAHMUD