Monday, December 20, 2010

Kimono & Opera Gala 2011

22 January 2011
Saturday, 7.00 pm
Eastern & Oriental Hotel Grand Ballroom, Penang

Jointly organised by:
Pink Hibiscus Club and the Children's Protection Society

In aid of the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Penang Branch and the Children's Protection Society.

Dress code:
Dinner Jacket/Formal Kimono/Evening Gown.
Formal kimonos may be rented as a package that includes professional make-up and hair design by a Japanese master hair-dresser. On site professional photography will also be available.

Enquiries and reservations, please contact:
Ms Emi Yamazaki 012 413 9096
Ms Magdelaine Leong 012 407 6288

Hospice Bulletin - October 2010

Bulletin Oct 2010                                                               

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Viva La Georgetown Carnival

Asean Heritage Food Trail
11 December 2010
7.30 pm
China Street Ghaut

RM10 per book on sale now.

Ticket Centers:

Disted College,  Tel: 04 229 6579
Tourism Malaysia, Tel: 04 261 0058 / 263 4941 /642 6981 / 262 2093

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Announcement from PJC Team


Check out the Penang Jazz Community's photo competition!
in conjunction with Penang Island Jazz Festival and supported by G Hotel.

Photos on the theme 

"The Sound I See: Jazz in Penang"

to be submitted initially digitally to this email:

Check out the wonderful prizes and the terms and conditions,

All welcome to enter - amateur or professional, young or old, ......

Good luck! Closing Date: 24th October 2010

Penang Jazz Community (PJC) Team

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jazz Prelude

8pm, Sunday 10 October 2010
Laguna Ballroom
Paradise Sandy Beach Resort, Penang

A charity concert in aid of Hospice at Home Programme and Little Penang Street Market.
The concert showcases four big bands and special guests, and will be a great evening of music at a wonderful price. 8pm at Paradise Sandy Beach Resort.

Northern Jazz Ensemble, Penang Wind Orchestra, The George Town Singers, Dalat Jazz Ensemble and special guest appearance by Kelvyn Yeang & Moses Chuah.

Tickets are by donations: RM30, RM20, RM10 (students)
Available at:
Evolution Music - 604-2286519
Cantabile Music - 04-6593369
Alliance Francaise De Penang -04-2276008
Woon Violin Collection - 04-2277726
Marlene Fox - 016-4911658
Jerome Quah - 016-4448383

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Love Alive Charity Concert

Sunday 24 October 2010 
6.00 pm - 10.30 pm 
Venue: G Hotel Grand Ballroom, Penang

An exhibition will be held at 6.00 pm prior to the event.
Tickets are priced at RM30.
Contact person:  Chitra  04-228 4140.

Performances by:
De Leon Jazz Experience, Dasha Logan, Moses Chuah & Sons, G. A. Y League.  

The Rotaract Club of Penang & Alliance Francaise in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Proceeds are being channeled to the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Penang Branch and Rotaract Club, Penang.

Monday, September 27, 2010

World Mental Health Day Expo

General Enquiries: PACP 04-657 5859

Display, posters, pamphlets /information counters, resources and services provided, set up in the foyer of the Caring Complex by the State Departments and NGOs:

Agencies involved:
1.  Mental Health Association, Penang
2.  Penang Association of Counselling & Psychology ( PACP)
3.  Help4U
4.  Mitra Help Line
5.  Befrienders Penang
6.  D’Home
7.  2-Way Centre
8.  BOLD
9.  Women’s Centre for Change (WCC)
10. Alzheimer’s Association Penang
11. Penang Care
12. Penang Down’s Syndrome Association
13. State Health Department
14. State Welfare Department

 Wmhd Flyer 2010                                                                

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Music for Life Charity Concert

A "Music for Life - Charity Concert" in aid of Penang Hospice Society is being co-organised by the Malaysian Institute of Training and Development (MITD).

Date : 4 September 2010
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Penang Chinese Town Hall

Tickets are priced at RM50 each and are available at Rumah Hospis Pulau Pinang 04-228 4140 (Devi).

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Workshop - The Faces of Human Grief and Loss

Date: 24 & 25 SEPTEMBER 2010
ROOM 2, LEVEL 1 213 Jln Bukit Gambir, Bukit Jambul, Penang

Places are limited to 30 on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration fee:  Doctors RM250, Nurses RM200

Hotel Accommodation:
Please book directly at Tel : 04-646 8000 Fax: 04-646 8343
Deluxe Room (Single/Twin) RM160++ (Inclusive of breakfast)
2 bedroom family room RM180++ (Room only)

Car Park: Covered car park at RM3.00/car per exit

Organised by:  Penang Hospice Society

Enquiries: Please call Liza or Devi at 04-228 4140 or email

Grief and Loss Training                                                            


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Vacancy: Medical Doctor for Hospice

The Job: Responsible for the hospice service of the Penang Hospice Society. Apart from clinical duties, this position will also include assisting in administration, education and training, and public relations.

Requirements: Malaysian, medically qualified preferably with palliative care experience/training.

Interested candidates are invited to apply with a resume stating qualification, working experience, present and expected salary together with a passport-sized photograph (n.r.) to the following address:

CEO/Medical Director
Penang Hospice Society
250A Jalan Air Itam
10460 Penang

or via email to: PHS

Friday, July 23, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hospice Bulletin July 2010

Hospice Bulletin July 2010
errata:  page 2
Please submit at least......January, April, July and October 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Issue-Based Skills Workshops

31 July 2010 - Oppositional Children:  Dr Downs will present a workshop geared toward professional counselling, schools and parents. The two most effective interventions discovered to date, Collaborative Problem Solving for parents and teachers and Reality Therapy for counsellors will be discussed. Participants will be able to voice issues and cases for consideration.

28 August 2010 - School Anxiety and Phobia:  Dr Downs has worked with anxiety and phobic disorders in clinical settings and with students for several decades. He will present the theory, stress inoculation therapy and model techniques with volunteers from the audience.

18 September 2010 - ADHD:  The field of management of Attention Deficit has advanced greatly over the last several years, with classroom, parental and counsellor interventions that greatly diminish both behavioral problems, need for disciplinary actions and sole dependence on medications. The integrated Adlerian, family systems, and cognitive behavioral model developed by Dr John Taylor will be presented and discussed. Workshop participants will be able to discuss concerns and issues to find direct applications of the model.

Issue Based Workshops                                                            

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Counselling Course 2010

The first session will start on 27 June.

Please check your name here.

If you have registered and your name is not in this list, please call or email Nor.

The location : RHPP

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Counselling Course 2010


Closing date for registration extended to 17 June 2010.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Relay 5 & 6 June 2010

THANK YOU to all staff, sponsors, donors, supporters and everyone!

[Youtube video by Jabatan Komunikasi, Pejabat Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang]

Check out Relay For Life for more pictures and wonderful stories.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Relay For Life 2010

5 & 6 June 2010

Relay For Life, Youth Park (Taman Perbandaran), Penang

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Workshop on Fundraising and Communication for NGOs

8 - 10 June 2010
Hydro Majestic Hotel, Batu Feringghi, Penang

Target group: NGOs in the Northern Region of Malaysia

Course fee: RM 150.00 per pax;
Early bird registration: RM100.00 [if registered before 15th May 2010].
[This special arrangement at subsidized course fee has been made possible with support from Resource Alliance Malaysia.]

The fee covers course materials, refreshments and lunch for the 3 days.
Participants requiring accommodation will need to make their own arrangements directly with the hotel.

Places are limited to 100 participants. Therefore each NGO is allowed to sign up for a maximum of 2 places. The NGO’s can indicate interest to send more; however this request can only be considered after the early bird registration closes and should there be places available.

Please email Ms S. Vijaya Balan for further info.

St. Nicholas' Home, Tel: 04-229 0800 ext.133
Fax: 04-227 8590
Website: St Nicholas Home

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Solution-Focussed Practice

A Strength-based Approach to Counselling

Date: Monday, 7 June 2010
Time: 8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Venue: Seminar Room 4, Caring Society's Complex
Jalan Utama, Penang

Organised by: Penang Association of Counselling & Psychology (PACP)
& Penang Counselling Group (PCG)

Registration fee:
RM150 [for members of PACP and PCG]
RM200 [others]

Facilitator: KOK MUN NG, PhD, NCC, LPC
Dr Kok-Mun Ng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counselling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He frequently conducts skill-based training workshops which include solution-focused brief therapy, couples and family counselling and emotional intelligence skills in the U.S. and other Asian countries. Dr Ng has published many research articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented in regional, national and international professional conferences. Dr Ng is a licensed professional counsellor in North Carolina, Texas and Malaysia.


8.30 - 9.00 am - Registration
9.00 - 10.30 am - Program begins
10.30 - 10.45 am - Break
10.45 am - 12.00 noon - Program continues
12.00 - 1.00 pm - Lunch
1.00 - 2.30 pm - Program resumes
2.30 - 2.45 pm - Break
2.45 - 5.00 pm - Program continues

Any enquiries, please email Rita.
or tel: 013-433 4375.

Closing date: 25 May 2010

Job Vacancy: Staff Nurse

We are looking for qualified nurses for our Hospice at Home Programme.

  • Malaysian
  • State Registered Nurse - registered with Malaysian Nursing Board
  • Preferably with palliative care training or keen interest in palliative care or minimum 1 year working experience (but fresh graduates seeking career in palliative care can also apply)

Interested candidates are invited to write-in with a resume stating qualification, working experience, present and expected salary together with a passport-sized photograph (n.r.) to the following address:

CEO/Medical Director
Penang Hospice Society
250A Jalan Air Itam
10460 Penang

or via email to: PHS

Monday, April 19, 2010

Free Health Talk on Cancer

The Nutritional Way to Avoid Cancer

Date: 25 April 2010
Time: 2 pm - 6 pm
Venue: Crystal Ballroom - Mezzanine Floor,
Bayview Beach Resort, Ferringhi, Penang

Organised by: Holista Colltech
Health Talk Partner: Bayan Bay Pharmacy
Free admission.

Ms Cindy Chiang 016-4960 608
Ms Chan, Bayan Bay Pharmacy 04-6591 271

Friday, April 16, 2010

Hospice Bulletin April 2010

Hospice Bulletin Apr 2010

Communication Skills (Palliative Care) Workshop

“Effective symptom control is impossible without effective communication”
FRIDAY 21 MAY 2010

Organised by: Penang Hospice Society

0815 - 0845

0845 - 0900
Welcome address

0900 - 0930
Getting to know you (Group work)

0930 - 1000
The Art & Craft of Communication

1000 - 1045
Let’s Communicate! (Group work)

1045 - 1100 C O F F E E

1100 - 1145
Breaking Bad News – DVD viewing & case discussion

1145- 1300 pm
Dealing with psychological distress - Role Play

1300 - 1400 L U N C H

1400 - 1440
Dealing with ‘delicate’ issues - Case Discussion

1440 - 1600
Handling difficult questions/situations - Role Play (Conspiracy of silence, etc)

1600 - 1630
Feedback/Review, Presentation of Certificates


Dr Lalitha Jeyasingam (Palliative Care Physician, Penang Hospice Society)
Dr Lee Her Chin (Med. Director, Pure Lotus Hospice)
Dr Oo Loo Chan (Med. Director, Charis Hospice)
Dr Ong Eng Eng (Palliative Medicine Physician, Hospital Pulau Pinang)

Rumah Hospis Pulau Pinang
250A Jalan Air Itam
10460 Pulau Pinang

Number of Participants: limited to 30

Target Group: Nurses & Doctors

Fees: RM80 [inclusive of : Registration, handouts, certificate of attendance, 1 meal and two tea breaks]

For registration form/further info, please call Devi or Liza at 04-228 4140 or email Liza

Counselling Course 2010

- updated schedule -

  • Any person who is interested in acquiring basic counselling skills.
  • Course participants have to be proficient in English as course instructions, notes and reading assignments as well as stipulated written reports and examination will be in English.
  • Participants from NGOs have to be nominated by their respective organisations.
  • As the maximum number of participants that can be accepted is 25, please register early. Places will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

Course Fee: RM250.00.

Counselling Registration Form 2010

Counselling Course Schedule 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

18th APECA Biennial Conference-Workshop

'Counselling for a sustainable future'
5 - 7 August 2010
Hotel Royal, Penang

Organised by: School of Educational Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang

Registration fee:
Malaysian RM900, Non-Malaysian USD280

Malaysian RM650, Non-Malaysian USD200

For more info, please go to:

Updates: [29 Apr 2010]

We would like to invite you to present a paper (15-20 mins) or run a workshop (3 hours) in this conference. There will be great opportunities for fellowship, catching up and learning from people all over Asia, USA, and Europe. The dateline for submission of abstract has been extended to the 20th May, 2010.

Prof See Ching Mey
Organising Chairman
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Monday, January 25, 2010

Counselling Course 2010

tentative schedule

Session 1
27-6-10 (2.30 – 6.00pm)
Introduction to Course Requirements, Basic Counselling Skills
- Ms Margarita Malayapillay

Session 2
4-7-10 (2.30 – 6.00pm)
Advanced Counselling Skills – Egan’s The Skilled Helper Model, Dasie Model
- Ms Margarita Malayapillay

Session 3
11-7-10 (2.30 – 6.00pm)
Counselling Theories & Models, Ethics in Counselling - Prof Sue See

Session 4
17-7-10 Sat. (9.00 – 4.00pm)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Dr Lai Fong Hwa

Session 5
25-7-10 (2.30 – 6.00pm)
Crisis Intervention - Dr Lynne Yong
Psychological First Aid - Dr Lynne Yong
[First tape & transcript to be submitted]

Session 6
1-8-10 (2.30– 6.00pm)
Identifying Psychiatric Disorders, Supporting the Patient & Family
- Dr Bharathy

Session 7
8-8-10 (2.30 – 6.00pm)
Basic Relaxation Techniques
Gender Issues

Session 8
15-8-10 (2.30 - 6.00pm)
Counselling Children & Adolescents - Dr Zasmani Shafiee

Session 9
22-8-10 (2.30 - 6.00pm)
Suicide - Ms Margarita Malayapillay
Coping With Loss
[Second tape & transcript to be submitted]

Session 10
29-8-10 (2.30 – 6.00pm)
Understanding and Dealing with Addiction - Dr Dicky Ng

Session 11
19-9-10 (3.00 - 4.30pm)
Examination - Ms Margarita Malayapillay
[Journal together with final tape & transcript to be submitted]

Total credit hours: 34 hours
Course work requirements: 100%
2 tapes & transcript: 50%
Journal: 50%

Registration fee: RM250
Please email Nor for registration/enquiries.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Location map - Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang

9 Tanda Amaran Kanser

  • Pendarahan dari faraj yang berlaku antara tempoh haid atau selepas putus haid
  • Benjolan pada payudara atau sebarang perubahan yang dikesan pada payudara
  • Perubahan pada amalan membuang air besar
  • Benjolan di leher yang tidak wujud sebelum ini
  • Suara garau lebih dari dua minggu
  • Pendarahan yang luar biasa dari hidung atau hilang pendengaran/telinga yang berdengung
  • Ulser yang tidak sembuh/benjolan/tompok-tompok putih dan merah di mulut
  • Sakit atau ketidakselesaan pada perut yang berterusan
  • Batuk yang berterusan dan kahak berdarah
Sekiranya anda mempunyai tanda-tanda di atas, dapatkan pemeriksaan doktor dengan segera.

Unit Kawalan Penyakit Tidak Berjangkit
Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pulau Pinang

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Counselling Course 2009

Congratulations to all who have passed the Counselling Course 2009.

Participants can get their certificates, results and collect their course work items from Rumah Hospis from 9 January onwards.

Please call Devi at 04-228 4140.