Growing up, there was a rubber estate not far from where I lived. About 200m into the estate was a beautiful running stream with clear water and fish. You had to descend a grassy path to get to it. Over time because of the frequency at which my friends and I used that grassy verge to the stream, a path formed that made our descent easier. The more we used it, the deeper and surer that path became. A few weeks ago, I recalled the trek to the estate and the path – especially the path. How that path formed through our repeated use of the same track is a metaphor for how thoughts take hold in our brain. The more we think of something, the deeper that groove of thought becomes. Early in our lives, before we start to think independently for ourselves, what we learn from our parents and our immediate environment begins to shape a ‘path’ in our brain. In our early years of childhood, our brains experience what’s known as ‘critical windows’ of development. This refers to a short period of time when different parts of the brain are most vulnerable and receptive to external stimuli (read Robert Kotulak’s ‘Inside the Brain’ for a more detailed explanation). For example, a critical window for vision occurs in the first 6 months of life. If an infant does not experience the sensory input of light in that time, it is likely to result in some form of visual impairment. There are critical windows during which our beliefs about the world around us form. What we experience during these critical windows create a ‘blueprint,’ so to speak, of our behaviours and patterns of thought. So, early in life, the input we receive from the people and stimuli in our immediate environment can create or ‘set’ a unique picture of reality for us. A child who grows up in an environment that is tense and fraught with danger is likely to grow up seeing the world as an unsafe place. Likely also that the child’s physical development will be accompanied by a higher capacity for producing adrenaline – the ‘fight or flight’ brain chemical. Similarly, if a child grows up in a religious environment where the relationship with God is defined by reward and punishment (do something good and God will be happy and bless you; do something bad and you’ll make God angry and punish you), it is likely that this view of God as the dispenser of reward and punishment will persist. This will manifest in behaviour where we think that if something bad has happened, it is because I’ve made God angry in some way; or if something good has happened, it’s either because God is pleased with me or that God is merciful. Equally though, there are people who live just to serve and be everything good to others. It is likely that their early years were spent in the company of carers who had these very traits. I know of people who have an incredible amount of resilience and nothing seems to knock them off their stride. The people they grew up with probably demonstrated that same resilience.
Often, when we find ourselves caught in repetitive patterns of thought or behaviour – both positive and negative - the origin of it lies in the worldview that we acquired when very young. That is why it is important to question the source of our beliefs and how we came to accept those beliefs as truth.
We should also know why many of us stay fixated on events or thoughts that are negative. The first words we hear when we learn to move are usually phrases that are intended to keep us safe: ‘Don’t do that’….’don’t go up the stairs’……’stop that’…etc. That too becomes habitual thought and behaviour – being conditioned to recognise and avoid situations of danger. What we do know from advances in neuroscience is that the brain has a greater capacity for flexibility and change than we have thought previously. It used to be thought that long-set patterns of thought and behaviour are almost impossible to change. Ironically, that very pattern of thought is itself an illustration of how the brain evolves and changes. The way we see and talk to ourselves determines our reality. If I continually say that I am incapable of changing, that’s what I’ll get. If I see myself as a person who is blessed with abundance and always with more than enough to help others, that too shapes my reality. Numerous imaging studies have demonstrated conclusively how the very structure and pathways of the brain strengthen or weaken in response to our self-talk. That is why it is important to recognise the patterns of thought and behaviour that we acquired from young - at a time when we were incapable of choosing for ourselves. Recognising those beliefs that are detrimental to our growth and mental well-being is really the first step towards true freedom – when we control our thoughts and the results that we get from life as a result. There is a proviso though. Dropping an old pattern of thought or habit requires forming a new and stronger pathway to replace it. Studies have shown that it takes between 2 – 6 months of consistent and conscious training for our brains to acquire a new habit and ‘unlearn’ an old way of thinking. So, while there are positive possibilities, there is some work involved as well. But do know this – we are a lot more capable of change than we think we are. First, be conscious and challenge those patterns of thought and behaviour that are no longer helpful to you.
In the eye of hope The sky does not cope In my eye of yearning Fiery sky is burning With love, hope and faith Support is what I have been waived
You and I Walk under the same sky But down a different aisle
You and I Laughing to our heart content The world you see Is as perfect as what the Caribbean sea would be The world I see The world I see.. No word seems to bring the best out of me
I yearn for normality But what is normality In a world of pretentious personality My mind screams for help But the demon in my helm Tamed by the society's "help" Hope is all I know To find a friend in this chaotic fandango
I got better with time Picked up a skill To spring clean my mind Arts and poetry Made my heart unfeigned To stay sane in this perfectly hypocritical stage I have learnt to dance to the tune of wind and willow sage
Time has been kind For I am no longer blind My silence is now heard Breaking free from a hurt From judgements who thought it was absurd
by Audrey Kerui, Loh, Head of Marketing, Innergia Labs Sdn Bhd
It is an exciting activity for better mental health.
Mermaiding is avant-garde in water sports. It can be done alone or in a group. It is a branch out of Freediving where we dive with just ONE breath.
In order to stay longer underwater, we have to: - clear our mind - slow down our heart rate - lower our oxygen consumption - and learn to trust our own body to reach a calm meditative state.
MERMAIDING demands concentration on our breathing pattern and engagement of muscles that we do not usually use on land.
The distance we can do with one breath often reveals our state of mind.
When we perform underwater stunts in a group, it is like performing on stage. It helps in building confidence and self-esteem.
Moreover, the satisfaction of getting everyone synchronised and the laughter among the pod draws our attention away from our daily issues. It allows us a calmer state of mind to handle these issues better.
We live in an unprecedented time, fluid with changes and every change is fluid too. People are edgy with news of infections and job losses. Stress has levelled up. Under such a depressing scenario, we need to do something to uplift us, and I choose to get Physically Fit.
In the Darwinian concept, human progress is based on “survival of the fittest”. This has been aptly demonstrated by the military during wars. “Fittest” here refers to physical and mental fitness and agility.
My gains from being Physically Fit: • Willpower, one key to adaptability to change. Willpower is critical to overcome fatigue when the VUCA situation drags on • Alertness, as agility is mental alertness, alertness improves sensemaking • Quality sleep, essential for life regeneration, slows down ageing process • Health improvement, the cells in the body receive more oxygen when a healthier heart improves blood circulation
I am literally running for my life everyday. I am sweating for my health. Join me.
Some people think that so long as they are sweating from doing household chores or gardening, that will keep them healthy.
Is such moving = exercise? That would be the easy equation but apparently sweating doesn't mean you're exercising.
Physical movements are equally important in comparison to mental health. But do we really understand the benefits from moving?
The basic form of moving is walking. There isn't any good argument to stop you from walking. Why? To get from your bed to the bathroom, from your room to the kitchen and from inside to outside, that is the only mode of transport.
Start with a stroll, hold hands with your partner and enjoy the evening breeze. In a week, as you feel stronger, take a longer walk and enjoy the trinkling of sweat.
Later, move on to brisk walk to strengthen your heart, reduce the ungainly sight of extras and you'll see a whole new you.
Let's date and walk together because it is always better with friends.
Why #grounding – walking #barefoot on grass or earth – could improve your health, from better sleep to lowered stress levels.
Grounding, or #earthing, is a theory of barefoot come in contact with earth which is able to produce changes in a variety of #physiological measures.
I was intrigued - my granny always told me to stand at the lawn area for 10 minutes when I was really young. First, I thought being a naughty grandson, that was my punishment. Over a period of time, I realized the #rationale behind this exercise. It became my practise for the last 40 over years that every morning I will take the #opportunity to stand for 10 minutes.
Now the question, can I walk for 10 min?? Yes I can. You too!
A request for those who are struggling with hectic #work, please please utilise your 10 min for this life changing exercise. It works for me and I believe it will work for you too.
So the grand tip is, #granny is always right when it comes to anything for grand-kids.
Yayasan Health On World (YHOW) thanks GD Naidu ™ for this write up today!
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐏𝐡𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐲 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡? You hear it everywhere: physical activity improves general mental health. But what about physical therapy and mental health?
Think it like this: when you sprain an ankle, twist a wrist, or have a migraine, you never realize how good you are until you have these problems. That is how physical therapy helps with mental health.
If you’re dealing with long-term pain or a lasting work or sports injury, you get down because you remember how good it felt with no pain. Once the pain has lasted for weeks and then months, you begin to forget the life without pain. That is when motivation decreases and general mood wanes.
How to cure it? By getting rid of that pain for good. You can’t do it 100% alone. Get licensed physical therapist as you will not be able to do it 100% by yourself, get top-of-the-line treatment and care to get yourself back to feeling footloose and free.
Do you have any intriguing pain? Ask yourself and seek for help! 𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐡𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐍𝐎𝐖!
Written by: Thanendren Vasan Head of Department BODY FIX PHYSIOTHERAPY & SPORTS REHAB
It is the #PhysicalFriday! Enjoy reading the post by Yayasan Health On World (YHOW)'s Physical Youth Ambassador, Alvin Netto.
𝐐𝐮𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐚𝐭 Doing crunches give you a flat tummy or a side twist gives beautiful obliques. Sadly that’s not gonna happen because you can’t target to lose fat at a specific body part.
You should focus on compound exercises like push up, squat, shoulder press, deadlift & plank. These movements engage more than one muscle group working together. This will improve overall strength & help you to burn more calories and fat.
You need to progressively overload your workout with higher intensity. You can achieve this by lifting more weights, do more repetitions or reduce rest time in between exercises.
Nutrition is a key factor in helping you to burn fat and be at your best, you need to eat in a calorie deficit. Meaning you eat less than what your body burns which leads your body to convert your body fat as energy.
To sustain your fat loss, you need to consume more whole food & less processed food. This includes food such as meat, eggs, fruits, whole grains, beans, and nuts.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 #YHOWMentalWednesday 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲? Mariah Carey, Catherine Zeta-Jones & Yo Yo Honey Singh are several of many celebrities diagnosed with bipolar disorder. You would never have guessed that they have mental health issues based on what you see. They are popular, wealthy & seem to lead a charmed life.
How do you know if a person has bipolar disorder? Chances are you probably have met one and didn’t know it. When people look at me, they see a bubbly & rambunctious woman who is always making jokes (funny ones, I assure you). Many don’t believe me when I said I’m fighting bipolar disorder.
~ I don’t look depressed ~ I can work ~ I can socialize
They forget they only see the side of me I allow them to see. They probably don’t know that people with bipolar disorder tend to have an exterior that doesn’t match their interior. What is easy for you (like getting out of bed) may be a struggle to me.
Therefore kindness matters. We don’t know the kind of demon others are facing. Normalizing talks about mental health helps. It should no longer be a “taboo” subject in our society.
By Afzan Yas Mohamad Ramli Yas Mohamd Ramli, Mental Health Advocate, Bipolar Survivor
How do you examine the quality of life & the levels of life satisfaction?
Is it through job accomplishment? Health? Leisure? Material possessions? Living situation? Or Relationships?
We often forget our own well-being, especially mental well-being while seeking for satisfaction in life.The reluctant & unwillingness to face & suppress own emotions can lead to severe mental illnesses.
Hence, we encourage you to deal with your frustrating & alarming emotions by opening up to experienced professionals & people that you believe that can assist.
The current situation already is taking a toll on our mental health. With all the unpredictable situations going on, it’s even stressful for some of us to seek these levels of life satisfaction.
So, please pay attention to your loved ones and even people around you. Be an advocate of mental health and start normalizing the importance of mental health among self and others.
By Alice Neo Wei Sze, Psychology Graduate
If you want to be part of our #YHOWCARE, do follow us and become our advocate by filling this form: http://ow.ly/tlzX50D4yVr
Today is the first day of Movement Control Order (MCO) for 6 states in Malaysia, Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) for other 6 states while 2 states are under Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). Also our Prime Minister declared a state of emergency (darurat) across the country to curb the spread of COVID-19 that will last until 1 August 2021.
A special message from the Founder of Yayasan Health On World (YHOW), Dr Sangeeta Kaur, “We are in this together!”
If you want to be part of our #YHOWCARE, do follow us and become our advocate by filling this form: https://lnkd.in/ge7gpNJ
Having a pet during COVID-19 can be very beneficial to us physiologically and psychologically. Pets can be great entertainment and provide companionship to us when we need to adhere to social distance.
They also help us to release different neurochemicals when we play with them such as oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins.
Our cortisol (stress) levels also reduce if we play with them for about 15 minutes a day! Physical touch, such as hugging, or stroking your pet has been shown to reduce depression and anxiety-related symptoms, as well as improve our immune systems.
To some pet owners, their animals are seen as family members because of the social support they provide to their human owners.
So, if you feel like you need some love today, interact with a pet because they are known to be an unconditional source of love and support and can bring about feelings of calmness and trust. Also, lockdowns can be difficult for pets too because their normal routines may be interrupted, so you’ll be helping yourself and your pet stay healthy by interacting with them more during this time.
If you know someone with a mental illness, please don’t make them feel like they have to prove how unwell they are. They’re fighting a misunderstood invisible illness that’s life threatening. So be kind to them.
Stigma against mental illness is very powerful, largely due to media stereotypes & lack of understanding or fear. People tend to attach negative stigmas to mental health conditions at a far higher rate than to other diseases & disabilities.
Stigma can feel like overwhelming obstacles for someone who’s struggling with a mental health condition.
So, stigma discrimination can trap people in a cycle of illness. Stigma not only directly affects individuals with mental illness, but also the loved ones who support them. Some of the effects of stigma are; ♦️ reduced hope ♦️ lower self-esteem ♦️ increased psychiatric symptoms ♦️ difficulties with social relationships ♦️ reduced likelihood of staying with treatment
Therefore, it’s time for us to #stopthestigma #mentalhealthforall #reachoutspeakout & be a #mentalhealthadvocate
Currently, many of us have moved #online more frequently than ever for our daily activities. It eased many areas of our lives, but also causing much #stress & #frustration due to the feeling of loneliness & lack of boundaries between workspace & home space.
Take care of our mental health, let’s practice “HELP”!
H – Health Maintaining good physical health is one key factor to a healthier mind. Get enough rest in these areas – physical, mental, & emotional. Balanced diet & exercises are vital to make us feel refreshed.
E – Emotional support Remember to stay connected with our loved ones. Make an effort to have quality time socialising with them to feel connected & supported!
L – Line drawing Line drawing is important for us to set boundary between work & private life. Set up fixed schedule & a specific spot at home for work to achieve work-life balance.
P – Play! Sometimes, we tend to work so hard that we forgot how to play & have fun, or some of us even feel guilty for taking a break doing so. Allow ourselves to have fun can help us greatly to feel refreshed & relieved from stress!
Let us HELP each other to achieve a healthier life together!
By Thomas Pang Kok Cheung, YHOW Intern Counsellor.
Major #depressive disorder is a type of #mood #disorder that negatively affects the way you feel, think and act. It can be experienced by both genders and across all age groups.
However, this does not mean that every individual who is depressed is having major depressive disorder. To be diagnosed, one needs to #consult a professional. A duration of more than #two weeks is required, alongside with other depressive symptoms such as:
- Low mood/ feeling sad on most days - Loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities - Changes in weight/appetite eg. increase in weight or drastic weight loss - Loss of energy or fatigue - Sleep disturbances eg. insomnia, intermittent awakening, or sleeping too much - Feeling worthless or guilty - Difficulty in focusing, thinking - Slow movements or speech, unable to sit still, irritability - Death or suicidal thoughts/plans/acts
There are a few risk factors for depression such as #genetics, #personality and #environmental factors.
Fortunately, depression is #treatable. Help is available in all government hospitals/clinics, & private sector.
Get help early if you or loved ones are struggling with depression.
By, Dr Lim Poh Khuen, Psychiatrist, VP Care Warriors Association.
Check out 10 facts about #MentalHealth below by the Founder of Yayasan Health On World (YHOW), Dr Sangeeta Kaur and be a help to someone or even yourself:
ＦＡＣＴＳ: 1. The stigma and discrimination around mental illness is more difficult than the illness. 2. People can recover from mental illness. 3. On average, people with severe mental illness die ten years younger. 4. If you use mental health service, there’s possible chance you will lose contact with friends. 5. There’s so much you can do to help a friend who are going through mental health challenges. 6. People can work even if they are diagnosed with mental health. 7. People with mental health challenges or problems are much likely to be a victim of violence. 8. Seeing psychiatrist and going through therapy session helps in recovery process. 9. There’s no one way to address mental health challenges, explore your possibilities. 10. Being an advocate does not mean you have gone through serious mental health illness / problem.
Reality Bites… But You Can Choose, You Have A Choice!
𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 #𝐘𝐇𝐎𝐖𝐄𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲!
Reality is cruel Reality is brutal Reality bites… But You can choose You have a choice!
“As life goes on, you may enter the path of the unknown, As life continues, you get to decide which path you would like to call your own. Come the moment, facing the unexpected you may feel being out-done, But accept His fate, because what we think is the best for us, may not always be the things that we want.”
Continue reading the poem from Raja Azura Raja Mahayuddin, The Singing Motivator & YHOW Advocate at http://ow.ly/LSFu50Dn32S
If you want to be part of our #YHOWCARE, do follow us and become our advocate by filling this form: http://ow.ly/XfQw50Dn32R
Born into a family of 11 with strong values & beliefs, all my siblings are super achievers having graduated from abroad as well as UM, ICSA & ACA. I’m the rebel rouser who chose to take a different pathway. I was “instructed” by my elder siblings to study medicine, something that I wasn’t even keen on.
I started my career at a bank immediately upon completion of my highschool. I studied for the IOB exams & rose the ranks very quickly & posted to Temerloh branch as OIC, where I started socialising with the Who’s Who.
These social gatherings started to alter my character. This was when my inner voice, my ego began to consume me. My self-centred ambition was feeding off the power.
For 3 years, I became a worse off version of myself. Something had to be done before I imploded. I had to make a conscious decision – stay at Temerloh & self-destruct or request for transfer back to HQ & immerse in familiar surroundings to break free from ego consumption. I chose the latter.
Ego thrives on one’s inability to control the mind to read the surroundings. Do not allow it to set a narrative in your life.
By Badrie Bob Abdullah FCMI Founder & Chairperson, TULIPS MOVEMENT
It was January 2020, my life was going full speed like everyone rushing to get somewhere.
Then come March LOCKDOWN, life was paused. There was silence everywhere. The standstill allowed us to hear the birds chirping, dogs barking, even the rustling of the leaves.
With everyone at home, suddenly the atmosphere at home changed. That was the last straw. I was a complete wreck. I just coiled up inside. Didn’t feel like doing anything, felt completely down and out, didn’t even feel like getting out of bed sometimes.
How did I recover from all these mental challenges? How did my 6-year-old daughter help me in making my change?
Good morning LinkedIn family! Yayasan Health On World (YHOW) is back today for 'EMOTIONAL MONDAY'.
Last Wednesday, we quoted some really shocking facts! (https://lnkd.in/gs2epEf) Did you find it disturbing? Did you find it difficult to understand? The fact that people found dying was easier than living. The pain of living became so intense that they couldn’t live with it anymore.
Being strong may not lead to resilience, so choose the right battles. It is not the time to show your muscles.
Check out Malar Villi Suppramaniam's article on the MYTHs of being strong and the true meaning of Resilience ( https://lnkd.in/g2gTy7i ) and continue to follow us to find out where the real resilience comes from, next week.
Have you thought about: 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡?
In the local news recently, we have heard about men committing suicide, blowing up (emotionally), and getting into depression.
Fact: across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides.
Fact: Male depression often goes undiagnosed
Men and women handle stress very differently.
Another fact: Suicide is Preventable.
These facts intrigued me so much that it triggered a deep conversation with Dr Alvin Lai Oon Ng and Dr Sangeeta Kaur in Conversations that Matter.
In the conversation which was both serious and funny, we spoke about: ◾️ How do men and women handle mental health differently? ◾️ Why do men suppress their feelings / don't talk about the feelings? ◾️ What are some tips for men, when it comes to better mental health, that can help? ◾️ How can men create a space, where he can speak freely?
Check out at the comment section for the video to find out more.
How do you deal with your down time? How do you deal with adversity? How do you cope with your emotion? Are you turning your emotion to a source of energy?
#Adversity is an emotional affair, but resilience is constructed in our #thinking. When we experience difficulties, the emotions associated are seldom welcomed for its unpleasantness and the energy it drains, till you know how to partner them.
Read about it in the article from Malar Villi Suppramaniam to understand how to cope with your emotion and turning it into #positive energy that brings you positive outcomes.
3 simple #tips to partner with your emotion: -#Listen to your emotions -#Feed your emotion right -#Plugin - choose your sources of energy
Are you being judged for your ethnic, your gender, your look, or even your age? Are you emotionally beautiful?
Growing as a girl in the just-to-go by family with 5 siblings in a traditional Chinese family with biased grandparents, Dr. Wendy Liew was always challenging her worth of “beauty” in her mind since young.
Today, as a successful Image Consultant, she faces the controversial challenge that it is her beauty that brought her where she is and not her dedication, hard work and intelligence.
“Can you imagine that we don’t even get new clothes if it’s Chinese New Year? And it was not bought by my parents as they could not afford to buy for 5 children. Even so, it must be really cheap. The days we have no choice to wear the clothes that we don’t like was still vividly flashes in my mind while I’m typing this, by Dr. Wendy.
BUT I’m thankful that I had these experiences, it made me who I am today! Women have the same ability as men!
I’M WORTH IT!”
Read about her emotional journey of her success here : https://lnkd.in/grn9B48
Yayasan Health On World (YHOW) would like to thank Dr. Wendy Liew for sharing her inspiring story.
What is #resilience? Resilience is what you do to continue life's journey when you are faced with #adversity.
“Strong” is not resilience. When we feel #strong, we feel powerful and in control. In the current circumstances, how much control do we have over the outcomes that we want in life? And when we have no power and control, can we still feel strong? Or, do we need the #courage to be vulnerable?
Find out from Malar Villi Suppramaniam, the gift of resilience: ~ Overcome ~ Steer Through ~ Bounce back ~ Growth ~ Self-worth and seeking support
YHOW Significant Thursday - Dato' 'Aliyah Karen & Dr Sangeeta Kaur Live
We are #inviting you!
Thursday #17th December @3.30pm, do join us with the "seriously funny" #trio who are also very focused when it comes to our mental, emotional and physical well being.
YHOW founders Dato' 'Aliyah Karen & Dr Sangeeta Kaur will be our speakers and accompanied by Dr Eric Siew as the respected moderator. They'll be rolling out whats in store and how together everyone can make a big difference with Yayasan Health On World (YHOW)!
Join Us live on Facebook tomorrow 😊!
Share this #post and let's bring everyone together to join us LIVE!
#Bantusabah with 'Yayasan Health on World', Live on Conversations that Matter
Join #yhow tomorrow, 2 Nov , 3:30pm. Raja Azura Raja Mahayuddin Vyasa Kandasamy Muneswaran Ramasamy Sangeeta Kaur 'Aliyah Karen Badrie Bob Abdullah FCMI Dr Rethina Gunaseelan Aishah Mohammad Cynthia Paul Yin Kit Leong Raymond Ho Swee Hau CHT®️ Malar Villi Suppramaniam Malar Ramalingam Tengku Zafrul Norlida (Oli) Azmi #Bantusabah #covid19 #fundraising
Help Our Fellow Sabahans Again During The Christmas Season
YHOW feel #blessed to be given the opportunity to help our fellow #Sabahans again during the Christmas 🎄 season.
If you still remember, the total collection was RM14, 485 . After the first round of purchase for PPE suits and masks, the #balance in hand was RM1, 445 and we decided to spend on #groceries for families in Sabah!!!
Thank you to Muneswaran Ramasamy and Audrey Koh of Sharity Hope for ensuring the goodies were delivered in time for Christmas 🎄!
For those who have donated for the #BantuSabah charity campaign, THANK YOU THANK YOU AND THANK YOU. You've made big differences to the families with your generosity. 🙏
YHOW Created The #BantuSabahCampaign To Raise MYR10,000
THIS IS A #THANKYOU post to all the good souls! #Scrolldown and see the numbers including those who have donated anonymously! YHOW couldn’t have done without #YOU!
On 7 November 2020, #yayasanhealthonworld (YHOW) created the #BantuSabahCampaign to raise MYR10,000 to complement the efforts of the government and several other like-minded NGOs. We thank you for all who had responded to our campaign where we had raised #MYR14485 for the purchased of masks and PPE / Tyvek suit.
Sabah State Health Department (Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sabah – JKNS) had collected these boxes and will be delivering to: ~ The Queen Elizabeth Hospital ~ Semporna Hospital ~ Lahad Datu Hospital ~ Tawau Hospital
Once again, we thank you for your generosity supporting #BantuSabah organised by Yayasan Health On World (YHOW). This will never be possible without you!
When everyone comes together, #MIRACLE happens!
Sangeeta Kaur'Aliyah Karen Badrie Bob Abdullah FCMI Raja Azura Raja Mahayuddin Vyasa Kandasamy Muneswaran Ramasamy Sivanesan Seenivasan FCMI Cynthia Paul Malar Villi Suppramaniam Dr Rethina Gunaseelan
Please #share this great news and also #tag the people you know who had contributed to this noble act!
Emerging Journey Asia Sdn Bhd (Eja) Was Recognised As A Leader In Mental Health And Counselling
Super proud of our Founder Sangeeta Kaur whose company Emerging Journey Asia Sdn Bhd (EJA) was recognised as a leader in mental health and counselling ! Your commitment, passion and dedication has paid off !
YHOW Made It To BERNAMA News To Further Expand The Reach Of Our Mission And Vision!
Yayasan Health On World made it to BERNAMA news to further expand the reach of our mission and vision! The interview took place yesterday, 13th August 2020 at 3pm featuring Dr.Sangeeta Kaur and Dato'Aliyah Karen who are the founders of this noble foundation.
The interview focused on the granularity of the vision and mission of the foundation, emphasising on 'HARMONISING NATIONS HOLISTICALLY'
Both the founders explained how they joined hands together to gather what are needed to form this foundation and establishing common grounds to provide the 'RIGHT SUPPORT' to the community.
Life is not about hoping, wishing, expecting nor waiting. It’s about believing, doing, becoming and achieving. It’s about 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐆.
We have 365 days ahead of us to do what we do best. To help who, where and when we can. To reach out and make differences. To live satisfied and contented lives each day. To smile and laugh at every opportunity and cheer others to cross that finish line with us at every race.
It’s our responsibility to ensure we CARE; for the people around us, our environment and our planet earth. Let’s CARE in 2021. Let’s ensure we CARE enough to spread the message that our #mentalhealth, #emotionalresilience and #physicalfitness matters.
Join us at @YayasanHealthonworld and let’s make 2021 a healthy one!
We CARE. If you want to be part of our #YHOWCARE, do follow us and become our advocate by filling this form :https://lnkd.in/ge7gpNJ
Christmas is a time of giving. It’s a time of caring and sharing. It’s a time to celebrate as we draw down to the last week of the year. This year we at Yayasan Health On World (YHOW) have so much to be thankful for. It’s our FIRST Christmas!
We launched the Foundation with esteem partners in August 2020 and ran two Fundraising events, 3 workshops, numerous virtual sessions, rolled out our series on Emotional Monday, Mental Wednesday and Physical Friday and landed our first talk show!
We met so many wonderful people who have ganged up to do so much more with us. We are thankful! We are blessed! We extend our sincere wishes for a Blessed Christmas to each and everyone of you and ask that you continue giving, sharing and caring!
The Founders, Board & EXCO extends our sincere and healthy greetings!
Rolling out “Mental Wednesday” with Horrific #Suicidal Statistics.
December sees Yayasan Health On World (YHOW) rolling out articles and stories every Emotional #MONDAYS, Mental #WEDNESDAYS and Physical #FRIDAYS.
In line with #Mental Wednesday, we are mortified by the latest figures revealed by Bukit Aman on the #suicidal rates in Malaysia. These figures in the article mentioned below will send shivers down your spine. An average of a death each day since 18th March!
Read our very #FIRST article below written by our Founding Chairman of YHOW, Dato 'Aliyah Karen on the unbelievable statistics and 𝐀𝐒𝐊 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐈 𝐝𝐨?
Happiest Deepavali To Everyone Who is Celebrating!
Happiest #Deepavali to everyone who is celebrating! Yayasan Health On World (YHOW) wishes everyone a great celebration and not to forget, adhere to all the #safety measures. May the festival of lights #brightens your lives like never before 💥
How are you feeling on a #Sunday? This is a reminder - YOUR WELLBEING MATTERS ❤️
Things may go the wrong way, you may have lost loved ones, income or even your sanity 💗. The most important thing here is to #acknowledge that and seek for #help. Yes, being objective and looking for solutions.🎯
Spare some time to rejuvenate your soul by: 1. Taking #notice of what's happening around you. 2. #Give to those who need. 3. Keep #learning to get better. 4. Be #active. 5. #Connect with people who will bring you further and higher.
Love yourself more today and the universe will shower you more love in return 🌌
In Times Of Uncertainty, Focus On What You Can Control
22/10/2020-Some of us are under stricter and a more confused MCO. We are enchanting into #uncertaintimes with so many scary stories and reports. A gentle #reminder - #youcan control some things so #focusyourmind on those. Don’t waste your resources on what’s beyond your ability or control. Your #mentalhealth #emotionalwellbeing and #physicalfitness matters!
#Harmonisingnationsholistically PEOPLE Mental Health Awareness Mental Health Awareness Month Mental Health and Wellbeing Credit to - #mentalhealthireland
World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 annually🗓️
The day aims to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. The World Health Organisation estimates that over 800,000 people take their own life each year, that’s one person every 40 seconds.
On this day, Yayasan Health On World (YHOW) would like to take a pledge to join with others around the world who are working towards the common goal of preventing suicide. Join us in this noble move wherever you are in this world🌍
Check in on someone you may be concerned about, listen to what they say, how they say it and show them kindness and support. Investigate ways of linking in with others who are trying to prevent suicide in your community, your country, or internationally.
**Let's make the difference, TOGETHER**💛
Please check out the community messages, posters and fact sheets shared; to gain more info on the way to create awareness and also helpful contacts which may be able to assist someone in need :)
Mental Health In The Workplace by Dato’ ‘Aliyah Karen & Dr Sangeeta Kaur
The Federation of Malaysia Manufacturing (FMM) in partnership with UNITAR International University is today joined by 'Aliyah Karen and Sangeeta Kaur of Yayasan Health On World (YHOW) and Billy Urudra on the very timely topic - MENTAL HEALTH AT THE WORKPLACE. The three hour session now sees Dr Sangeeta sharing on how to reach out for help when you are stressed and statistics of mental health. The panel will take on questions related from the 140 participants soon. The Yayasan Health On World (YHOW) salutes both UNITAR International University for organizing this session and FMM for taking the bold step to discuss this topic. We do hope and ask more employers to take the mental health issues of your employees seriously. Do reach out to us if you need some sharing. #mentalhealthawareness #employeementalhealth #responsibleleadership
We are still talking about this topic because the topic is #RELEVANT and #IMPORTANT.
This is an Exclusive Webinar organised by FMM (Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers) and sponsored by UNITAR on the 25th November 2020 at 9.30am-1pm.
Both the Founders of Yayasan Health On World (YHOW) , Dr Sangeeta Kaur and Dato 'Aliyah Karen are joining hands with two other reputable speakers Billy Urudra and Senior Lecturer Nuzha bt Mohamed Taha.
"Life saving skills are a set of crucial skill sets which are the basis of all of other existing skills"
Over the weekend (5th and 6th September 2020) YHOW conducted 2 days Basic First Aid and CPR workshop sessions to empower individuals to learn life saving skills with practical activities to acquire and manage the right ways to treat burns, bone dislocations, bandaging, CPR and many others.
Studies show that there are people who don't want to learn because they assume mishaps may not happen to them, the same as how they view mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Accidents or Hazards can happen anywhere, anytime and to anyone.
Thank you to everyone who attended and let us all learn together for a safer tomorrow :) Sangeeta Kaur