Mental health takes centrestage

Lyna Mohamad

The Health Promotion Centre (HPC) will conduct a weekly webinar series every Friday (from 9am to 10.30am) in conjunction with the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Awareness Campaign. The three-month series will run until December.

The session will be live streamed on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, and will cover topics related to NCDs and risk factors, with HPC Health Education Officer Waajidun Ni’am bin Haji Dollah as moderator.

With this year’s World Mental Health 2020 themed ‘Mental Health for All, Increase Investment, Increase Access’, the first webinar yesterday discussed ‘Mental Health: The Importance of Caring for Your Emotions and Mind’ with Psychologist Officer at the Ministry of Health (MoH) Ahmad Zaid bin Mohd Daud.

Last Friday’s session discussed mental health, the definition of mental illness, and shared information on depression, anxiety and stress. Preventive measures and tackling strategies were also discussed.

The session also hoped to help stop the stigma towards mental health, and raise public awareness on the importance of taking care of mental health.

The webinar in session. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD