MPA Women’s Mental Health Chapter
Date: 25 June 2008
The mission of the Chapter is:
The objectives of the Chapter are:
- To improve the mental health of women in Malaysia.
- To expand the fund of knowledge about Women’s Mental Health.
- To promote gender-sensitive and autonomy-enhancing mental health services for women.
Activities of the Chapter will include, but will not be limited to:
- To create a network of national and international societies devoted to mental health of women.
- Through collaboration and networks, to promote research into:
- The social, economic, ethical, legal, cultural, psychological and biological factors, which affect Women’s Mental Health.
- Women’s roles in marriage, family and society, and the effects on mental health.
- The causes, effects and elimination of domestic violence and abuse of women.
- The causes, treatment and prevention of mental diseases or disorders that are specific, more prevalent, more severe or have different risk factors or outcomes in women.
- Gender-specific effects of treatment.
- Basic sciences pertinent to gender difference and female biology.
- To act as an advocate for Women’s Mental Health, for
- The elimination of conditions that are harmful to Women’s Mental Health.
- Better medical education and public information about Women’s Mental Health.
- The appropriate representation of women in research, education and organizations concerned with Women’s Mental Health
Professsor Dr Nor Zuraida Zainal
Associate Professor Dr Aili Hanim Hashim
Dr Salina Abdul Aziz
Dr Norhayati Ali
Dr Hazlin Lockman
Dr Asrenee Abd Razak
- Promotion of research through the development of national, international networks and focused workshops.
- The organization of conferences and symposia, to which all individuals, societies and organisations concerned with Women’s Mental Health are invited.
- Circulation of information about Women’s Mental Health, through the World Wide Web, MPA website, the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry and other publications.
- Education of clinicians and the public through educational workshops as well as printed and electronic material.
- Collaboration with advocacy groups.