Talks & Workshops
We conduct talks and workshops nationwide on topics related to mental health to students in school or university and the general public
Institutions, organisations & programmes we have collaborated with:
- International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
- Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
- University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNMC)
- Universiti Malaya (UM)
- Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)
- International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW)
- Mentari Selayang
- Seeds of Deeds Empowerment Camp 2017
- Global Shapers Community Kuala Lumpur (GSKL)
Want to invite us?
We are able to cover topics such as youth mental health & stigma, as well as provide speakers with experience of mental illness and/or an academic background in mental health. To invite us, please send us an email with details of the talk/workshop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will not be part of events that:
- Do more harm than good
- Are out of our expertise
- Further perpetuate the stigma against the mentally ill
- Implies or advocates a lack of faith to be the sole cause of mental illness
- Are discriminatory towards any marginalised, minority or underserved communities
Check out some of the talks and workshops we have been a part of:
Mental Health & the Reality of Social Media @ UiTM Shah Alam
The Public Relations Voice of Knowledge Exploration (PROVOKE) of UiTM Shah Alam held a talk focusing on Mental Health & The Reality of Social Media.
Zulaikha Mohamad was invited alongside social media influencer Faiz Dickie to talk about the relationship between social media and mental health. Zulaikha talked about how the features of social media apps make us addicted to them, being aware of the negative impacts of excessive internet use, and how to address this issue.
I WIN 16 : Isu Kesihatan Mental - Integrasi Islam & Psikiatri @ IIUM Kuantan
IIUM Kuantan’s Campus Director hosted I WIN, an IIUM Workshop on Islamisation and Integration of Human Knowledge. In their 16th installation of IWIN, they invited MINDA alongside mental health professionals to talk about mental health awareness to the students, lecturers and the public.
Mimie Rahman spoke on behalf of MINDA and our achievements as a youth pioneer in mental health advocacy in Malaysia. She also shared her experience as a mental health survivor and what the society can do to create a mentally healthy environment.
R.I.S.E. Mental Health Symposium @ IIUM Gombak
Zulaikha Mohamad was invited to the R.I.S.E. Mental Health Symposium in IIUM Gombak to represent MINDA and talk about her experiences with mental illness, how to address mental health issues in university students and how MINDA engages in youth mental health advocacy.
Mind Your Mind: A Beautiful Mind @ UM
Students from Faculty of Economics & Administrations of the University of Malaya conducted a forum entitled Mind Your MIND: A Beautiful MIND to spread awareness on mental health for the students.
Mimie Rahman was invited to be the speaker for the session in which she talked about depression, mental health advocacy and raising awareness on mental health and mental illnesses. The topic covered also included helping a friend when they are in dire of need assistance.
Illuminate: Shedding Light on Depression, Engulfing the Shadows @ CUCMS
Final year psychology students at Cyberjaya University of Medical Sciences hosted a mental health awareness event. We were invited to share about what Minda is as a youth initiative and a personal sharing session from survivor and caregiver point of view.
The speakers involved in this event were: Fiqa Abdul Fata, Humairah Arshad, Aizat Nazli and Eilya Sofea.
Fiqa Abdul Fata & Aizat Nazli spoke on behalf of Minda organisation and what youth can do to be more involved in mental health awareness. Humairah Arshad shared her experience as a caregiver to her sister who was recently diagnosed and receiving psychotherapy treatment. Eilya Sofea shared her own experience being a survivor and a fighter of mixed anxiety-major depressive disorder.
Depression: I'm Fine @ IUMW
The International University of Malaya-Wales’ Volunteer Club held a free event with a focus on depression at their Kuala Lumpur campus.
MINDA co-founders, Fiqa Abdul Fata and Zulaikha Mohamad, were invited to deliver a talk about depression in Malaysia. They covered what depression is, related statistics in Malaysia, the signs & symptoms of depression, how to know we need help, the steps in getting help. They also shared what Minda does to advocate for mental health awareness & education, as well as encourage university students to be part of the movement to make mental health better in Malaysia.
Other parties involved in the event include Aiman Azlan, Ascendence Pro, the Malaysian Mental Health Association, Befrienders KL, and Light Up.
Mental Health Awareness: Battling Self-Stigma (with GSKL)
Global Shapers KL organised an event titled GSKL Learning Social with a focus of facilitating an open space concept. Other organisation involved were: MyDiplomacy, Malaysian Youth Delegates. The facilitators involved in this event were Fiqa Abdul Fata and Vaisnavi Rao.
Seeds of Deeds Empowerment Camp 2017 (Kelantan)
Small Changes is a non-profit organization that focuses on eradicating education inequality. One of their major projects called Seeds of Deeds (SOD) involve delivering empowerment camps to underprivileged children and teaching them valuable skills that are not covered in the school syllabus. Minda was honoured to collaborate with Project SOD for one of their camps in Kelantan.
The collaboration centered around 2-day module that focused on emotional awareness for the students. The aim was to instill the importance of emotional regulation in dealing with stress. Prolonged stress that are not dealt with effectively and healthily can cause long term mental health issues. Therefore the modules were created with stress management in mind and the intention to equip the students with the necessary skills to recognize what cause them stress and how to express and manage these in a healthy way.
The modules Minda created were:
- Recognizing Emotions: normalizing conversation about emotions by labelling different types of human emotions
- Expressing Emotions: to train students to feel comfortable in expressing emotions in a healthy form
Mental Health Awareness Workshop with Psychology Undergraduates Students @ UNMC
Minda was invited to conduct a workshop on increasing mental health awareness amongst University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus students. The module was created and implemented by Fiqa Abdul Fata and Filza Izzyan.
Students were exposed to scenarios surrounding mental health issues. They were tasked with analysing and brainstorming ways to approach the scenarios provided. These scenarios were made on the basis of what was the relevant and most prevalent mental health issues such as exam pressure, relationship breakups, and social media amongst university students.