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    Mental Health Awareness and Resilience Building

    Join us for an afternoon conversation on mental health: 

    • Date | 23 October 2021 (Saturday)
    • Time | 14.30 to 16.00 (GMT+8)
    • Platform | Zoom
    • Language | English

    About this event

    In conjunction with the World Mental Health Day, Doctors Without Borders would like to invite you to join us for our panel discussion and workshop to talk about mental health issues and share tips on how to improve your mental wellbeing.

    Due to the pandemic, countless people are facing challenges that can be stressful and overwhelming which may contribute to strong emotions. Many are suffering in silence for fear of stigma and repercussions.

    Let's find a way to get through this together!

    Register now and join us for an afternoon conversation on mental health with Doctors Without Borders and our experts.

    Register Here


    Prof (Adj) Dato’ Dr Andrew Mohanraj Chandrasekaran​

    Dr Andrew Mohanraj served the Ministry of Health Malaysia for 12 years before taking up an international assignment after the Asian Tsunami of 2004. As a Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health Development Adviser ,he has done pioneering work in the establishment of sustainable psychosocial rehabilitation services​.

    He is also actively involved in the mainstreaming of mental health issues in Malaysia as the President of the Malaysian Mental Health Association and Policy Advisor to the Green Ribbon Group Malaysia. ​

    He also begins his second term as a member of the Board of Directors of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) .

    Dina Nadzir

    Having been in the entertainment industry for 14 years, Dina, wears many hats. She is a professional singer, having won the first runner up for the inaugural season of Malaysian Idol in 2004.  ​

    She is also a Gold & Silver Medalist for the World Championship of Performing Arts in Hollywood, California (2005).  ​She possesses a distinguished collection of radio hits including acclaimed collaboraitons with Altimet, Hazama, Zizan Razak & Charlie Puth. ​

    Naz Rahman

    With a career spanning over 20 years, Naz Rahman is the host of Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan, Malaysia's leading food TV show for the past decade. ​A professional emcee, actor, media trainer he juggles this while being a doting and loving father of 3. ​

    Lyka Lucena

    A licensed social worker and a certified specialist in women & children protection. ​

    Lyka has extensive experience in providing mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) to different populations. She worked with MSF for 3 years to cater to the needs of sexual violence victim-survivors in Tondo, Manila and led the mental health and psychosocial support to people affected by COVID-19 in the same community. ​She also co-authored a book titled "Setting up a COVID-19 Mental Health Response Strategy among Local Government Units."​

    Bawanie Rajendran

    A clinical psychologist by profession, Bawanie works with MSF Malaysia to provide psychological care to vulnerable populations such as the refugee, migrant and asylum-seeker community in Penang. ​

    Aligned with this year's World Mental Health Day 2021 themed, "Mental Health in an Unequal World", she is excited and encouraged at the prospect of more open and honest conversations about mental health equity and efforts to recognise our existing strengths amidst challenging times.​

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