NCMW Conference 2023:
Preserving Mental Health In A Crisis

Mind Matters Network

The 2023 NCMW Conference, hosted by the National Council of Mental Wellbeing, is a one-day event showcasing different approaches to mental health from a variety of perspectives. This year, the conference brought together panel speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds to speak on the theme of “Preserving Mental Health in A Crisis.” Topics included mental illness in correlation with non-communicable diseases, gamification for learning about mental health, and sociological issues in Malaysia.

The event provided a unique opportunity for attendees to network and engage with each other, as well as to learn from the speakers. Attendees had the chance to explore the many booths representing mental health wellness, yoga, meditation, and other related causes. Through the conversations and activities taking place throughout the day, attendees were able to gain a better understanding of the issues being discussed and the ways in which they can be addressed.

For our members of Mind Matters Network, Shansa, Shareena and Adlin, the conference was an invaluable opportunity to learn more about mental health and to meet passionate, open-minded people. They were able to explore different perspectives and gain a better understanding of the issues presented at the conference.

Prior to the conference, Mind Matters gave hosted a giveaway to win a free seat to attend the conference. Our giveaway winner Nurhayati shared her feedback below:

“The NCMW Conference was an amazing and interesting programme. Thank you for the giveaway ticket! I enjoyed the discussion with the panel speakers, it was a great experience. During the event I connected with new people who were very kind and polite, the best part was networking with them. I hope to work with these organisations in the future, especially Mind Matters Network!”

The NCMW Conference is an important event for all those involved in promoting mental health, and provides a space for attendees to learn, network, and engage with each other. We hope that there will be more events like this in the future, as it is a great opportunity for attendees to come together and learn about mental health in an open and welcoming environment.



RYLA 2023

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) event was held at the scenic Agrotek Garden Resort, Hulu Langat. Picture 85 vibrant and dynamic individuals, aged 18-25, coming together for two days packed with workshops designed to unlock their full employability potential.

Mental Health Literacy Programme

Bringing together a group of like-minded youth, Mind Matters Network (MMN) kickstarted their inaugural Mental Health Literacy Programme at Stella Maris International School on May 13, 2023.

Psychological First Aid Training 2023

HELP University hosted a transformative event where participants came together for a Psychological First Aid (PFA) training program. NCMW collaborated with MMN, HELP University, KKM, and Rotary Malaysia to equip participants with tools to provide immediate support during crises. Inspiring speeches, interactive sessions, and practical exercises empower attendees to make a positive difference in mental well-being.

Sharrada Segaran

Founding Director

Who Are You?
Currently a 3rd year medical student at the Australian National University.

3 Words That Describe You?
Passionate, Hardworking, Kind

One quote you live by:

“What is meant for you will always be yours”

Why Be A Part of Mind Matters?

It is a platform for youth to voice out, be heard and taken seriously. A safe space for like minded people to network and express themselves freely.

More about me:

  1. Chair of the NCMW Youth Wing
  2. Represented Malaysia in the ECOSOC Youth Forum, Asean University Student Council Union and Global Youth Summit.
  3. Co-authored the Handbook on Youth Mental Health
  4. Featured by UNICEF and World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) international.