CodeBlue Launches Survey On The Mental Health Of Health Workers 2023
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought mental health to the forefront, with Malaysia reporting at least three sudden deaths among health care personnel within the past two years.
The Selangor state health department recently confirmed the fatalities of two Klang-based healthcare workers on June 4 and June 6 (one was a 32-year-old doctor who worked at a public health clinic during her fourth month of pregnancy).
The two fatalities occurred approximately one year after the April 2022 death of a houseman at Penang General Hospital, which prompted the formation of the Healthcare Work Culture Improvement Task Force (HWCITF). In August 2022, the HWCITF released its report.
There are both English and Bahasa Malaysia questions.
CodeBlue has launched a survey to assess the prevalence of mental health issues and the propensity of Malaysian government health care professionals and employees to seek mental health treatment.
Only those presently employed in the public health care sector in Malaysia (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Higher Education, and Ministry of Defence facilities) are invited to complete the survey. All submitted responses are anonymized.
In CodeBlue’s online poll for health care employees, respondents are asked about current mental health issues or symptoms, whether they have sought assistance, and whether they have engaged in self-harm or had suicidal thoughts within the past three months.
To gain access to the survey, email [email protected]. The submission deadline for the survey is July 9, 2023.