POST Program alumnus and Malaysian Psychiatrist Dr. Umi Adzlin Silim will soon showcase the Optional Health Program in Kuala Lumpur. During her 9 month clinical attachment at St Vincent’s Mental Health Service (SVMHS) and Austin Health in Melbourne, Dr. Silim attended the Optimal Health Program, a self-management program promoting hope, growth and partnership which encourages health practitioners to work alongside participants at any stage in their recovery.
With the support of the Hospital Putrajaya Head of Psychiatry, Dr. Silim plans to collaborate with Hospital Kuala Lumpur to deliver the Optimal Health Program ‘Train the Trainer’ course in Malaysia by mid-2016. Developed in 2001 under the Direction of SVMHS Chair of Psychiatry and Asia Australia Mental Health (AAMH) Executive member, Professor David Castle, Frameworks for Health designs and conducts clinical research projects in partnerships with public and private health services, non-government organisations and tertiary institutions. Although predominantly based in mental health, the Optimal Health Program has been designed by Frameworks for Health to meet the needs of carers and people with chronic disease.
With the support of AAMH and the Frameworks for Health Team, Dr. Silim hopes to adapt the Optimal Health Program to meet the diverse cultural and linguistic needs of Malaysian populations.
For further information about the Optimal Health Program please follow the link: http://ow.ly/L0rXl