June 11, 2022, 16:39 MYT
|By FMT Reporters|
PETALING JAYA: Students in selected secondary schools and universities in the country will be trained in mental health, thanks to a programme conducted by Yayasan TM and the Green Ribbon Group (GRG).
Those participating will study mental health and undergo empathy training. They will then be in a better position to offer help to others in crisis.
These students would be known as Green Ribbon ambassadors — advocates for mental health at their institutions and help their peers.
Yayasan TM director Izlyn Ramli is confident the training will allow them to provide hope and support to those facing any crisis.
“We want to ensure students are moulded into confident, self-assured, well-rounded individuals – ready to face all the uncertainties that life may throw their way,” she said in a statement.
GRG founder and president Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan Al-Sultan Abdullah said the programme would build the foundation for good mental health.
“I don’t think anything has spearheaded the ‘upskilling’ of mental health like the pandemic.