The clinic in MENTARI is a ‘specialist’ clinic, that provides treatment to clients without a referral letter (online application through the MENTARI portal) and those referred by conventional referral sources recognized by the Ministry of Health.
COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY SERVICES (CPS)
This service provides continuity of care for patients already on follow-up with the respective psychiatric department. Its multi-disciplinary team facilitates early discharge from the ward, recovery from an acute phase of illness, and prevention of relapse for patients with severe mental illness.
SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT - INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENT AND SUPPORT (SEips)
The service focuses on competitive employment for clients with severe mental illness who want to work; and who are receiving treatment in that respective hospital.
This program is led by dedicated staff, trained occupational therapist, or paramedics. Job matching, job search, job placement, job analysis, and intensive job coaching will be carried out based on patients’ progress. The team provides personalized benefits counseling and facilitates the benefits application for clients and continuous support for working clients and employers.
EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION PROGRAM
As the name implies, this is the preceding step in preparing client to enter competitive employment. Client will be trained based on real business concepts. This program aims to improve work skills and foster a good work attitude while providing incentives and empowerment through a social enterprise model.
JOB CLUB AND RECREATIONAL THERAPY
To promote positive interactions with other clients by effective use of leisure time and to promote patient empowerment through patient-led activities.
COLLABORATION VIA VOLUNTEERING, OUTREACH AND NETWORKING
MENTARI may collaborate with other government sectors, non-governmental organizations (NGO), academia, or private companies to create partnerships in promoting mental health, service provision, and community empowerment especially in providing jobs for patients with moderate and severe mental illnesses.
MENTARI is a new approach initiated by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) to improve outreach and re-integration of people with mental health problems into the community.
MENTARI HQ @ Selayang
LG Lot 25B,26,27 Selayang Capitol Kompleks, Selayang – Kepong Highway, 68100 Kuala Lumpur