Mental Health Research: Engaging Community for Research Impact


  • Rasidah Abd Wahab Rehabilitation Centre, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, MALAYSIA
  • Mohamed Hatta Shaharom President, Malaysian Society of Psychospiritual Therapy, MALAYSIA
  • Kahar Abdulla European Alliance Against Depression, GERMANY
  • Chun Hong Gan National University of Malaysia, MALAYSIA



Mental Health, Research Impact, Engaging Community


This panel discussion was one of the sessions in International Multidisciplinary Prospective Research in Education and Social Sciences (IMPRESS21) conference that took place on 7-9 September 2021. This discussion was about community involvement in mental health research and the panel members were Professor Mohamed Hatta Shaharom, a senior medical practitioner and Professor of Psychiatry. Next panellist, Dr. Kahar Abdulla is an International Coordinator at European Alliance against Depression who is passionate in increasing mental health awareness in the community. Final panellist, Mr. Gan Chun Hong is a lecturer and clinical psychologist whose work focuses on the area of rehabilitation clinical psychology.  The aim of this discussion is to illustrate the role of community in mental health management, research and in post-graduate training. This discussion hopes to highlights the needs of community engagement in mental health research for an impactful outcome.


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How to Cite

Abd Wahab, R., Shaharom, M. H., Abdulla, K., & Gan, C. H. (2022). Mental Health Research: Engaging Community for Research Impact. Evaluation Studies in Social Sciences, 3(1), 54–58.