Let us tell you more about who we are!

Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) is a non-profit voluntary organisation managed by an elected committee of interested persons and professionals in the community. MMHA was formed in 1967 by a group of mental health professionals and community leaders from University Hospital MMHA was officially registered under the Societies Act 1966 on 30th July 1968.


  • To promote mental health in the community.
  • To help raise the standard of treatment, prevention and research in the field of mental health.
  • To provide rehabilitative services for the mentally ill.
  • To safeguard the interests and welfare of psychiatric patients.
  • To support caregivers and family members of mentally ill persons.

History of MMHA

  • The Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) was founded in 1967 by some staff members from University Malaya Medical Centre (formerly known as University Hospital).
  • The people behind the association were a group of psychiatrists, psychologists, medical social workers, nurses and occupational therapists involved in the management of the people with mentally disorders.
  • They felt the need for a non-governmental organization to provide supportive services to psychiatric patients who had recovered or were recovering from their acute phase of the illness.
  • The present membership of MMHA includes people from all walks of life.
  • MMHA was officially registered under the Societies Act 1966 on 30th July 1968, Vide Registration No. 403 (Selangor).