The NCSM Melaka office was established in 2013 to further expand our educate, care and support services to the southern region. Our office runs clinical psychology services, play-therapy services, peer support groups, patient navigation support programmes for newly diagnosed cancer patients in local hospitals, educational programmes on cancer and treatment as well as community screening for the underprivileged.
NCSM Melaka actively advocates cancer awareness and provides support to adults and children through our staff and trained volunteers.
Our clinical psychology service is focused on providing psychoeducation to the general public and individual support for psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and relationship issues. Our in-house specialist, Charlyn Lee Jia Yun has experience in conducting psychological assessments for both children and adults. Her main therapeutic approaches are person centred and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Depending on the needs of her patients, she also incorporates other approaches such as existential therapy and mindfulness.
To make an appointment for a session with Charlyn, contact 011-6537 2733. (This service is free for cancer survivors & caregivers).
Rate for paid sessions (non-cancer related matters)
Face-to-face consultation RM200 (Initial session); RM150 (subsequent session)
Tele-consultation RM140 (Initial session); RM120 (subsequent session)
Conducted weekly, this programme encompasses play therapy and learning activities specifically developed for children with cancer. Our Weekly Wonder play therapy programme is designed to help children cope with their feelings, develop self-awareness and reduce anxiety. The programme is conducted by our certified play-therapist, Sri Ram Seetha and supported by trained volunteers.
Through our patient navigation support programme, our trained volunteers provide holistic support and counselling services to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers at hospitals to aid them through their cancer journey. This service is also extended to survivors and caregivers from other districts and states, where sessions are conducted over the phone or online.
Our community support programme reaches far beyond the space of our centre. With the support from healthcare professionals, corporates, social organisations as well as our trained volunteers, we conduct community outreach programmes such as health and awareness talks, workshops to educate men and women on doing self-examinations, as well as free cancer screening for the underprivileged community.