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If you or someone you know is struggling, you aren’t alone. There are many services and types of support available. Early warning signs can indicate if you are are experiencing a mental health condition.

Speaking to a trained therapist can be an effective way to help you understand the problems you’re facing and find a way to cope with your current situation.

Some conditions may benefit from certain types of talking therapies over others.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

CBT aims to help you explore and change how you think about your yourself, and take control of your life by breaking negative patterns of behaviour.

You will set goals with your CBT therapist and try to overcome issues by gradually challenging negative thought cycles and adjusting your behaviour in different situations.

CBT can last anywhere between 12 to 20 sessions.

A course of CBT has been shown to help improve mental health for people experiencing the following conditions:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • some eating disorders, especially bulimia


Counselling is a form of talking therapy with a qualified professional.

Sometimes, it’s hard to talk to our friends and family about how we are feeling. Counselling gives you a safe space to talk about how you are feeling and how things have affected you, whether that is recently or in the past.

Through the process of counselling, you will learn more about yourself and make sense of things better.

MHAS qualified counsellors are available to work through a range of emotional issues to help you get back on the path to recovery.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Difficult life situations
  • Relationship issues
  • Long-term physical health problems
  • Abuse (sexual/physical/emotional)
  • Trauma
  • Addiction

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Mental Health Association Sarawak
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Q3A, Bormill Commercial Centre,
93200 Kuching, Sarawak
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