Adapting To The New Norm

IMU Mind Matters Club x IMU Cares

The ‘Stress Management: Adapting to the New Norm’ event was organised by IMU Mind Matters Club and IMU Cares in conjunction with World Mental Health Day. Conducted on the 9th of October, from 4pm to 5pm, this event was joined by two guest speakers, Professor Dr. Philip George and Professor Marc Archer.

This event aimed to acknowledge the various struggles people have been facing amidst the pandemic, enlighten participants on the difficulties in addressing youth mental health and highlight to participants the importance of self-care.

The event was started off by the emcee of the day, Asini, with a brief welcome speech and introduction to our guest speakers of the day: Professor Dr Philip George, who is the Head of Psychiatry at IMU, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Addiction Specialist, and Associate Professor Marc Archer, Director at the Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing, and an Associate Professor for the Department of Psychology at HELP University. After the introduction, the floor was passed to our guest speakers.

The event began with a brief introduction to what exactly mental health is, and how the current pandemic has affected it. Professor Dr Philip George and Professor Marc Archer both talked about how the current pandemic has introduced a new set of standard operating procedures to ensure everyone’s safety, but along with it came a new set of problems such as loneliness and financial strain. These are a few reasons why mental health has taken a nosedive during the pandemic. Nonetheless, it was also highlighted that there were some positive stories that came from this pandemic, such as how the people united to help those in need.

Another important topic brought up in this event was what issues fell under our control and what didn’t. The importance of taking care of oneself was highlighted as well. As a result of the pandemic, many people have been experiencing a lot of fear due to unforeseen threats and uncertainties. In this event, tips on how to deal with threats and uncertainties were given. The event ended with a short Q&A session before things were wrapped up.

Mind Matters Network would like to extend its gratitude to Professor Dr. Philip George and Professor Marc Archer for their participation.



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.

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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.