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World Mental Health Day 2017

Borneo Bulletin - Forum promotes mental health awareness

Forum promotes mental health awareness

By: Fizab Hab

On: 16 November 2017

In: Borneo Bulletin

PENGIRAN Anak Puteri Rashidah Saadatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences (PAPRSB IHS) Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) organised a Mental Health Day Forum in conjunction with the World Mental Health Day at the extension building of PAPRSB IHS, UBD recently.

Assistance Vice Chancellor (Innovation and Enterprise) Professor David Koh and Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Hilda Ho spoke about various issues on mental health at the work place.

The forum aimed to increase awareness on mental health and mental illness, particularly among staff and students of higher institutions. It also sought to promote their awareness in the importance of good mental health and its relation to work and productivity.

This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is 'Mental Health in the Workplace' where the overall objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilising efforts in support of better mental health. The forum also hoped to reduce stigma towards individuals suffering from mental illnesses.

Students from Politeknik Brunei and UBD as well as staff from various faculties attended the Mental Health Day Forum. Participants shared knowledge and experiences in mental health and mental health needs. Participants also learnt from experts in psychiatry and other health-related fields. 

The Diploma in Health Science Cohort 7 of Politeknik Brunei students, who are currently doing their elective Mental Health Nursing module, presented their projects and activities.

The activities aimed to enhance teamwork among students in organising public events. 

Pictures from the World Mental Health Day Forum

15 November 2017

Forum Speakers

Professor David Koh on Mental Health in the Workplace

Professor David Koh on Mental Health in the Workplace

Dr Hilda Ho on Mentally Healthy Workplace

Participants at the Event

world mental health day - after forum

Photo Contributors: Cikgu Rozita Hj Tamin and Mr Deeni Idris

Blood Donation Drive Organised By Biomedical Sciences Students Cohort 7

Media Coordinator: Muhd Zulhilmi Bin Hj Zaini

Blood donation campaign at UBD

On: 7 October 2017

In: Borneo Bulletin > National

STUDENTS of Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s (UBD) Biomedical Sciences Cohort 7 in collaboration with Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital Blood Donation Centre, organised a blood donation drive at the Student Centre, UBD recently.

Supported by the UBD Student Council (PMUBD) and Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah (PAPRSB) Institute of Health Sciences Student Council (IHS SC), the donation drive was held to support the Blood Bank in raising the availability of blood products for patients. At the same time, it encouraged responsibility among UBD staff and students to help save lives through blood donation. The blood donation drive also increased awareness of the importance and benefits of donating blood.

The Biomedical Sciences Cohort 7 students organised the blood donation drive as a coursework requirement of their HB-4216 Transfusion Science module and as part of entrepreneurship education as UBD heads towards being an innovative and enterprising university by 2020.

The drive has become a long practice initiated by previous Biomedical Sciences cohorts. The organisation of the blood donation drive helped the 33 students in building their understanding of theoretical concepts of transfusion science and also improved their event management and communication skills.

A donor at the event.

Kempen derma darah UBD dapat sambutan

Pada: 7 Oktober 2017

Dalam: Media Permata > Nasional

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 6 Okt – Pelajar-pelajar Sains Bioperubatan Kohort 7 Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) dengan kerjasama Tabung Darah Hospital Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS), baru-baru ini, telah menganjurkan kempen derma darah yang berlangsung di Pusat Pelajar UBD.

Kempen sehari yang diadakan dari jam 9 hingga 11 pagi dan 2 hingga 4 petang itu telah merekodkan 110 orang penderma darah.

Disokong Persatuan Mahasiswa UBD (PMUBD) dan Majlis Pelajar Institut Sains Kesihatan Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah, kempen berkenaan diadakan untuk menyokong tabung darah berkenaan dalam meningkatkan simpanan darah bagi pesakit-pesakit.

Pada masa yang sama, ia menggalakkan sikap tanggungjawab dalam kalangan kakitangan dan pelajar UBD untuk membantu menyelamatkan nyawa dengan menderma darah.

Pelajar-pelajar Sains Bioperubatan Kohort 7 UBD bergambar ramai bersama kakitangan Hospital RIPAS.

Penderma darah pertama dalam kempen derma darah tersebut.

Kempen berkenaan juga meningkatkan kesedaran mengenai kepentingan dan manfaat menderma darah.

Pelajar-pelajar Sains Bio-perubatan Kohort 7 UBD berkenaan menganjurkan kempen tersebut sebagai sebahagian daripada keperluan Modul Sains Transfusi HB-4216 dan sebagai sebahagian daripada pendidikan keusahawanan tatkala UBD bergerak ke arah menjadi universiti yang inovatif dan berdaya usaha menjelang 2020.

Kempen berkenaan telah menjadi amalan berterusan yang dimulakan oleh kohort sains perubatan sebelumnya. Penganjuran kempen menderma darah berkenaan telah membantu 33 orang pelajar dalam meningkatkan pemahaman mereka mengenai konsep teori sains transfusi serta memperbaiki kemahiran pengurusan acara dan komunikasi mereka.