Inline with the World Mental Health Day Celebration’s theme ‘Mental Health for All. Greater Investment – Greater Success’, it is important for all parties including the government and non-government to look mental health and its solution as a joint-commitment, particularly in changing the mind-set and enhancing the awareness on health from early stage. The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports underlined the matter during the World Mental Health Day 2020 celebration. Yesterday afternoon’s ceremony took place at IBTE School of Aviation in Berakas.
Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin also shared on several observations and views for the benefits of all.
First, the importance of family and community. Health is Everyone Business is an approach that need to be taken into consideration. Treatment should start inside a family and community with the cooperation of patient, family members, health professional, welfare and community agencies.
Secondly, by practising an effective support system. The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports has recorded a significant increase on the number of organisation and individuals that focus on mental health for the past three years and working along with the government.
Thirdly, the importance of listening and giving mental health patient a chance to speak. Therefore, youth at the higher educational institution, association or individuals are urged to support and be active in disseminating awareness on mental health.
The ceremony was organised by Qoduz Event Management and CureHeart in collaboration with IBTE School of Aviation. It is hoped that the ceremony will create awareness among the public on the importance of mental healthcare.
The ceremony coincided with a forum titled Quality of Life and Well-being. To tackle mental health problem, counselling and psychological services are vital for those suffering from the issue. Professional help can guide them to become a rational and wise individual.
In the morning, the celebration was filled with forum session involving several panel members from private sectors. Titled ‘Producing healthy community for positive development,’ the forum touched on women mental health, stress at workplace and COVID-19 trauma. 60 government officers and public sectors as well as non-governmental organisation members attended the one day forum.
Also held were exhibition by several agencies that showcased information on tackling mental health.
Source: Radio Television Brunei