Speaker: Dr Nasser Loza
President, World Federation of Mental Health
Speaker: Dr Rita Chi-Ying Chung, Ph.D.
Prof. Emerita, George Mason University, Virginia, USA, Vice President-Counselors Without Borders
Speaker: Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Palan
Pro-Chancellor, University of Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Speaker: Dr Murallitharan Munisamy
Managing Director, Society of Malaysia
Speaker 1 – Liew Xin Qi
Youth Leaders Program, UNICEF Childline
Speaker 2 – Ho Shu Yin
Youth Leader Program, UNICEF Childline
Speaker: Dr Aili Hanim Binti Hashim
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Speaker: Thili Perera
CEO, LifeLine International, Australia
Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr Anasuya Jegathevi Jegathesan
Dean, Faculty of Psychology and Social Sciences
University of Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Speaker: Dr Nurashikin Ibrahim
Consultant Public Health Physician
National Center of Excellence for Mental Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia
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CEO, LifeLine International
Dean, Faculty of Psychology and Social Sciences, University of Cyberjaya. Board Member International Counselling Association
The ROI of Mental Health and Wellbeing is in supporting community health to improve mental health care. NCMW is a not-for-profit community support organisation working with other like-minded organisations. NCMW focuses on mental health and psychosocial support services (MPHSS) to communities, especially for the marginalised groups and communities in need. Our training programs for volunteers and care givers is a regular feature. NCMW’s youth wing the Mind Matters Network advocates and provides peer support and organisers activities for the youth in schools, colleges, universities and the various youth communities.
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Dr. Loza, completed his psychiatric training at the Institute of Psychiatry & the Maudsley Hospital in London. Dr. Loza is the Founder and President of the Egyptian Society for The Rights of People with Mental Illness, and the Director of The Behman Hospital, the Maadi Psychology Centre, and practices at several Behman Consultations Clinics in Cairo, as well as the International Clinic in London.
Dr Chung’s research focuses on cross-cultural psychology, race relations, post-disaster counseling, social justice, immigrant and refugee psychosocial adjustment, and trafficking of Asian children. She has lived in five different countries and has worked in the Asia Pacific Rim region, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Dr. Chung is the Director and Co-Founder of Counselors Without Borders (CWB) and has led and supervised CWB teams doing post-disaster counseling globally. She has over 100 publications, is a regularly invited international presenter, and has co-developed a model (Multi-Phase Model of Psychotherapy, Social Justice and Human Rights) for working with vulnerable populations and a Disaster Cross Cultural Counseling Model.
Dr Palan is a Malaysian social entrepreneur. He completed his PhD with Federation University, Ballarat, Australia. An alumnus of the Harvard Business School. Dr Palan has worked in a variety of roles in a variety of countries focusing on human resources development. The Chairman of UM Specialist Centre, Malaysia’s premier Quaternary Hospital, and a Member on the Board of University Malaysia, he was appointed as an independent member to the Special Independent Committee to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the state of emergency between Jan to June 2021.
Experienced and trained Public Health Physician with interest in developing health systems, clinical research, primary healthcare and health/hospital management. On October 11, 2022, the Union for International Cancer Control recognised Dr Murallitharan with the ‘Global Best Cancer CEO’ Award for his for outstanding leadership and service to Malaysia through the Covid-19 pandemic and his success in leading NCSM as medical director to adapt and strengthen its services for Malaysians living with cancer and other non-communicable diseases. The theme for 2022 was leadership through crisis, focusing on achievements throughout 2020 to 2021.
I would like to showcase the impact of mental health issues on young people as many young people have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As an individual who struggles with anxiety and recovered from suicidal thoughts, I hope to share my experience to help others. I hope to breakdown misinformation about mental health issues as unreliable information may impact the lives of people negatively.
In the past year, I have been volunteering at Thrive Well, a mental health organisation. Hence, I would like to share my experience in incorporating mental health elements into games to scale up mental health education. With gamification, we can reduce the mental health stigma, making it easier to integrate mental health education into schools. We must make mental health a fun topic—gamification is one method to achieve this, especially in school settings.
Dr Aili works mainly with children, adolescents and young adults with mental health difficulties presenting as development, behaviour, learning, work and relationship difficulties. Her main interest is working with depressed and anxious individuals, and individuals with ADHD or those struggling to function well and independently. Dr Aili offers a psychodynamic understanding to help these individuals who want and seeks help for themselves. Dr Aili also works with parents to help them understand and manage their children better. Her aims in working with the parents are to provide a safe and secure environment for their children. Sadly, many homes lack emotional support. The pertinent component children need most!
LifeLine International, an Australia-based global mental health and suicide prevention organisation. Thili’s work concentrates on collaborating with a range of stakeholders across the world to reduce stigma, increase understanding that suicides are preventable and ensure that suicide prevention is a key priority on the global public health agenda. Thili is a qualified corporate governance professional and a legal practitioner of the Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court. Thili also chairs the Board of CarersACT – a not-for-profit organisation that focuses on supporting, connecting and empowering carers to maintain their caring role and personal wellbeing.
Assoc. Prof. Dr Anasuya is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Social Sciences at the University of Cyberjaya. She is a licensed and practicing counsellor in Malaysia for over 15 years. She is a certified trainer in Reality Therapy and a Thanatologist. She gives talks and workshop on issues of mental health in the workplace, looking especially at practical applications and crisis interventions. She has sat on the Boards of numerous NGOs. She has conducted workshops internationally and for numerous corporations such as ROCHE, Bank Negara Malaysia, Royal Selangor, MIDF and many others. She volunteers her time as the Counselling Supervisor for numerous NGOs such as Kechara Soup Kitchen, PT Foundation and Agape Vision.