Fatimah Abdullah

Sarawak Psychology Counselling Centre to be proposed to Cabinet soon

KUCHING: The Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Ministry welcomes the proposal for a Sarawak Psychology Counselling Centre (SPCC) here.

Its minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah stated that the idea was still under discussion and had yet to be proposed to the state Cabinet.

“The centre will act as a one-stop centre to gather the psychological services and counselling providers in the state where they can share and increase their expertise among themselves.

Fatimah Abdullah

“We also hope to be able to provide free counselling services such as postpartum depression and financial to the community as well as to address social issues and how we can implement intervention and prevention programmes,” she told reporters here yesterday.

She also mentioned that with the SPCC, the support services could be done more strategically, structured and efficient.

In addition, Fatimah hoped to have the proposal approved by the state Cabinet soon and the establishment ready by August.

“This is because we will have the first Malaysia International Counselling Conference which will be held in Kuching on Aug 11.

“So, we hope that we can realise the establishment of the SPCC in Kuching before the coming international event.

“Thus, we will have to work on the details and make preparations before proposing it to the Cabinet,” she said.