Who we are

The history of the society and the Rehabilitation Home is long and eventful . The pioneer of this society was Dato’ Seri M Mahadevan. He , a consultant psychiatrist of Hospital Bahagia, in October 1969 suggested a pilot project of a rehabilitation programme for the emotionally disturbed persons and medically cured mental patients. Thus the society began functioning humbly at 28 Clarke Street , Ipoh. In the first 10 months of operation , the Centre provided 20 mental patients with supervised occupational therapy sessions daily.

From various findings made through discussions and the Pilot Project, it was then decided that a voluntary body be formed with the aim of securing the cooperation and interest of the public on mental health. The main objectives of the body was to devise programmes to break down the public prejudice that is being held against mentally cured patients. It was also to establish ways by which aftercare and rehabilitation could be made available to the discharged persons in cooperation with the Government Psychiatric Service. The Perak Society for the Promotion of Mental Health was thus formed on 9 September 1970 under the distinguished patronage of HRH the Sultan of Perak with a total membership of 80 persons. Mr. FL Cowie was elected the first President of the Society and held this office until 1976.

Our services

Perak Society For The Promotion Of Mental Health, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioural health services for all Malaysians. With vast experience, Perak Society For The Promotion Of Mental Health has an established record of effective national and grass roots actions that promote mental health, and address mental and substance use issues with compassionate and concrete solutions. Perak Society For The Promotion Of Mental Health’s actions inform, support and enable mental wellness, and emphasise recovery from mental illness. We are dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.

Our objectives

  • To rehabilitate emotionally disturbed persons and those with psychiatric problems.
  • To secure the co-operation and interest of the public on mental health.
  • To promote a better standard of mental health in its social education and mental aspects.
  • To provide facilities to help those who are in a state of mental strain or emotional problems.
  • To raise funds for the management of the affairs of the society.
  • To promote mental health and awareness among Malaysians.
  • To assist those who have been treated for psychosocial illness to gain and develop the skills and resources necessary to live the community.

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Perak Society For The Promotion Of Mental Health

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+605 533 2167Phone Number
+605 533 5457Phone Number
+605 533 5457Fax Number
Established since 1969Year of Establishment
PPM-002-08-03021971Registration Number
Batu Lapan (8), 31150 Ulu Kinta, Perak Darul Ridzuan, MalaysiaAddress
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