Thursday, February 7, 2013

Bulletin Jan 2013

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Monday, February 4, 2013

4 Feb 2013 - World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). This year, the UICC is focusing on dispelling the following damaging myths and misconceptions about the disease:

Myth 1: Cancer is just a health issue.
Truth: Cancer is not just a health issue. It has wide-reaching social, economic, development, and human rights implications.

Myth 2: Cancer is a disease of the wealthy, elderly, and developed countries.
Truth: Cancer is a global epidemic. It affects all ages and socio-economic groups, with developing countries bearing a disproportionate burden.

Myth 3: Cancer is a death sentence.
Truth: Many cancers that were once considered a death sentence can now be cured, and for many more people, their cancer can be treated effectively.

Myth 4: Cancer is my fate.
Truth: With the right strategies, a third of the most common cancers can be prevented.

Source: ACS

Mental Health Talk

Saturday 16 Feb 2013
10 am - 12 noon
Venue: D'Home Mental Health Association

11A-6-5 NB Place, Jalan Gottlieb
10350 Penang

Topic: Understanding psychotherapy and it's importance in recovery

Subjects include:
• What is psychotherapy?
• Who needs psychotherapy?
• The Neuroscience of psychotherapy in adults
• The Neuroscience of psychotherapy in children
• Myths of psychotherapy
• Picking the right therapist
• What if therapy is not working

Speaker : Mr Lemuel Tan (Assoc. MAPS)
Registered Psychologist
Community Mental Health Clinician
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

Speaker's Profile:
Lemuel is an Australian trained psychologist working with Wheatbelt Mental Health Service (Western Australia) as a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) clinician. He has experience working with children, adults and families in both city and country settings in Australia including at risk aboriginal families. Lemuel currently works as the sole CAMHS clinician covering about 30,000 square km, dealing with children and their families who struggle with psychosis, depression & anxiety, self-harm & suicide, eating disorders, attachment difficulties and developmental difficulties (PDD, ADHD and FASD). He was the Project Advisor and Psychometric Assessment Coordinator for the research - Impact of Cultural Differences in Occupational Health and Safety in Australian Workforce. He is currently spearheading a regional project to provide training and support regarding complex childhood mental health cases to fresh Allied Health graduates working in the country. He regularly provides mental health seminars for Australian medical students and training for Allied Health Professionals in the Wheatbelt.

Organised by D'Home Mental Health Association
Kindly register with Ms. Kavita at 04-227 8082 or Ms Irene at 012-507 2172.
Limited places only - book your place early to avoid disappointment.