No well being with out psychological well being! A discussion board from the ANU Indonesia Institute – New Mandala

World Mental Health Day celebratory occasion co-hosted by ANU Indonesian Institute and the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, University of Sydney; that includes the launch of the brand new movie It Takes a Village directed by Dra. Ninik Supartini, and a launch of Dr Nova Riyanti Yusuf’s current e-book on suicide.

Date & time: 10 October, 2022 – 1-3 pm AEDT, 9-11am WIB

Where: Online

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What is occurring in psychological well being in Indonesia as we speak? The golden age in psychiatry on this planet’s largest archipelago nation is over. During the final thirty years, psychological well being has not been a precedence in both analysis, coverage, or remedy services. But with creation of COVID-19 this modified: psychological well being turned everyone’s enterprise. In February 2021, Indonesia opened the brand new National Centre of Mental Health on the luxurious grounds of the Bogor psychiatric hospital. At the identical time, the Indonesian Mental Health Directorate has been renewed. Armed with a brand new mandate and funding, we’re watching expectantly at what comes subsequent. In addition, civil society initiatives have at all times been the spine of psychological well being assist in Indonesia.

Today, on World Mental Health Day, we’re going to hear from Dr Dr Nova Riyanti Yusuf, Secretary General of the Asian Federation of Psychiatric Association, head of the Jakarta chapter of the Indonesian Psychiatric Association, and previously a member of the Indonesian parliament (DPR), who will give us a quick replace on the present state of psychological well being in Indonesia. We may also launch her current e-book on suicide. Dr Sandersan Onie, a analysis fellow at Black Dog Institute and Founder of psychological well being NGO Emotional Health for All, will talk about teams of people with a lived expertise of psychological misery in city Indonesia.

Following this we’ll launch the movie It Takes a Village, successful story of community- pushed psychological well being programs enchancment in Kebumen, Central Java, directed by Dra. Ninik Supartini of Elemental Film Productions. The movie launch shall be adopted by a dialogue with our particular visitors and the viewers.

The occasion is co-hosted by Sydney University’s Professor Hans Pols and ANU Indonesia Institute’s Dr Aliza Hunt. We hope you’ll come alongside and be part of the dialogue.


Professor Hans Pols (Sydney University)

Dr Aliza Hunt (ANU Indonesia Institute)

Speakers and visitors:

Dra. Ninik Supartini

Dr Nova Riyanti Yusuf, Secretary General of the ASEAN Federation of Psychiatric Association

Dr Sandersan Onie, a analysis fellow at Black Dog Institute and Founder of psychological well being NGO Emotional Health for All



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