Helping Relationships: Recognizing & Responding to Mental Health Difficulties

We have encountered those around us experiencing distress, pain, sadness and various emotional and psychological concerns. Perhaps our loved ones, friends and those weaving through our lives seem troubled... burdened... anxious... stressed? Are we aware of the subtle cues that something is amiss in their inner world? Perhaps we long to reach out and offer assistance... but what would be the right thing to do or say?

It this workshop, we hope to help by:
(a) Recognising the potential signs and indicators or mental health issues;
(b) Understanding the initial steps in responding to those experiencing mental and emotional distress;
(c) Applying basic knowledge and skills to provide timely and appropriate support and care; and
(d) Becoming an empathetic companion to those who journey towards seeking professional help.

 

Our Speaker
Genevieve Wong is a licensed and registered counsellor with the Malaysian Board of Counsellors and an accredited Mental Health First Aider. She is currently pursuing her PhD on a full scholarship offered by Monash University and her research work examines family and marital satisfaction, autobiographical memories and religiosity.

Previously, Genevieve graduated first class in both Master of Professional Counselling and BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. She has also researched depression and trauma as well as deepened her knowledge in understanding and identifying special educational needs. Among her publications are “How Easy is it to Read the Minds of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder?”, a co-authored research article on autism and the Theory of Mind, and Midnights With God, self-published a poetry anthology.

Genevieve finds great joy and fulfilment in outreach activities and community projects. She facilitates programmes and workshops for self-development, personal safety and mental health awareness. Through her counselling, Genevieve journeys with individuals from all walks of life. She seeks to bring peace and healing to the variously-seasoned inner worlds of those experiencing brokenness and difficult episodes in life. In the midst of hopelessness and despair, she aspires to ignite hope.

 

MentalHealth HelpingRelationships2Event Details
27th July 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Live Journey Wellness Centre
Operated by Archdiocesan Mental Health Ministry
(Above Restaurant Little Seven Wonders Kitchen)
No 17-C, Jalan S10/2, Bandar Kajang
43000 Kajang, Selangor

 

Contributions
AMHM Members - RM30 and above
Non AMHM Members - RM50 and above

Note:
Food and refreshements are NOT included