The pandemic is a challenging time for many. You are not alone. Below are some resources to help you get through this difficult period:
Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA)
Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (MIASA)
Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (MIASA), or Persatuan Kesedaran dan Sokongan Penyakit Mental is mental health advocacy and peer support NGO based in Selangor. It provides paid counselling or free peer support for those in the B40 income group. You can contact them at 03-7932 1409 / 019-236 2423 or register for an appointment here.
- 03-7932 1409
- 31 Jalan Changgai 6/22, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Befrienders Kuala Lumpur
Befrienders is a group of selected volunteers, from a variety of organisations and mental health charities, who are trained to provide support to people who are in emotional distress. The hotline 03-7956 8145 operates 24 hours daily.
- 03-7627 2929 / 03-7956 8145
KPWKM Talian Kasih 15999
The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry maintains Talian Kasih, a 24-hour helpline for those in need of assistance. This includes mental and physical crisis support. Talian Kasih is accessible at the toll-free number 15999 or WhatsApp 019-2615999.
- 15999 (toll-free)
- 019-261 5999
Selangor Covid-19 Death Benefit Aid
Next of kin of residents who died of Covid-19 in 2021 may apply RM1,000 in aid to defray the funeral costs. Limited to one death per family, up to 2,500 recipients.
Kita Jaga Kita
National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma)
Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)
Socso Employment Injury Scheme and Invalidity Scheme
The Social Security Organisation (Socso) provides Covid-19-related benefits to contributors under its Employment Injury Scheme and Invalidity Scheme.