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This Mental Health Aid Organisation is providing RM5 Therapy Sessions for the B40 Community

Nyawa Organisation is creating an initiative to provide the B40 community with RM5 counselling sessions from now until August 2022.

Beginning operations back in May 2021, Nyawa Organisation is a youth-led and youth-ran non-profit aid that is based in Malaysia.

They seek to empower the public on issues that would seem rather taboo to traditional Malaysian culture.

Their current initiative is called “Inisiatif Menyantui B40 2.0”, which is the second instalment to their initially project started in March this year. This initiative will see the provision of four subsidised therapy sessions at RM5 each.

Each session will be conducted by credible counsellors and clinical psychologists, ensuring quality services for those who need them.

To sign up for one of their therapy sessions, you will have to fill up a Google form that is available on Nyawa’s Instagram page.

Among some of the information you will need to provide includes your full name, email address, telephone number, and monthly income. The monthly income column is not intrusive to ones personal earnings, merely requiring you to stipulate the range of income you receive.

The organisation also takes their effort a step further, asking you to provide a brief overview of your current situation, and what you hope to gain from these therapy sessions.

Nyawa has also recruited a slew of qualified professionals for the role of the volunteer counsellors, requiring all those enlisted to provide their key area of speciality (such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal tendencies). 

The recruited counsellors also speak the language of your preference, be it English, Malay, Tamil, or Mandarin, so you will be able to communicate with the therapist in your mother tongue.

Each therapy session will be conducted online to easily access those who live outside the Klang Valley.

Nonetheless, options exist to conduct the therapy sessions in-person should you prefer it. According to the Advocacy Lead of Nyawa, Jernell Tan, physical sessions for weekdays will take place at the Yayasan ZuriatCARE consultation room in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam.

The director of Nyawa, Farihin Ufiya, mentioned her vision for Initiatif Menyantui B40 2.0, “Nyawa hopes to reduce barriers, financial or otherwise, to accessing therapy in Malaysia. In doing so, we hope to contribute to building equitable mental healthcare in our country.”

Click here sign up for the therapy sessions conducted by Nyawa. If you are, or know anyone who is qualified to be a volunteer counsellor, click here to apply for future instalments of Inisiatif Menyantui B40.

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