Subang Jaya council zeroes in on staff mental well-being through programme

Among the activities under the MBSJ programme is a staff mental health screening.

THE Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent movement restrictions have highlighted the need to enhance the support system for mental health.

Employees at the local authorities – who are at the forefront of translating national level policies at the local level – are under immense pressure to deliver.

Recognising this, Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) took a proactive step by organising a mental health awareness programme for its staff.

The programme, a collaboration with Hospital Shah Alam, featured an exhibition and screening on mental well-being as well as talks by experts.

The hospital’s psychiatry department and mental health director Dr Rozaidah Jaafar and psychiatry specialist Dr Nurul Syuhaidah Ab Razak also took part in a question-and-answer session.

MBSJ Corporate and Strategic Management Department deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said he hoped that the programme would equip participants to better cope with adversity.

“Through this programme, the council remains committed to ensuring its employees receive sufficient help,” he said in a statement.

Subang Jaya mayor Noraini Roslan launched the event at the council headquarters on Nov 25.

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