As the Covid-19 outbreak has been rapidly transmitted throughout Indonesia, so it is for the impacts on people suffering from mental health issues. To aid you and your communities during this tough time, NOW! Jakarta has curated a range of resources and information.
The outbreak of Covid-19 has become depressing day-by-day for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about the risks can be overwhelming, causing a wide range of emotional responses. Even worse, not knowing what you don’t even know can put you into greater anxiety for those who are panic-prone. Check out what you can do to keep your mental health well.
HIMPSI, better known as, Indonesian Psychology Association is a professional psychology organisation founded in 1959 dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives. During this vulnerable time, the organisation does not only offer advice for maintaining positive mental health but also organise fund raising to provide relief items and medical equipment for health workers. Health information and advice can be accessed through self-help treatment in a form of audio guides and phone counselling as well with psychologists.
For those residing in Jakarta and seeking professional help, visit himpsi.or.id.
West Java Area
Head and connect to himpsijawabarat.org if you are living in the Western Java areas. HIMPSI JABAR covers a lot of areas ranging from Bekasi, Sukabumi, Garut, Majalengka, Tasikmalaya, Cirebon, Sumedang, Bandung, Cimahi, Kuningan and Bogor.
Central Java Area
HIMPSI JATENG are also available if you are somewhere in Central Java. This organisation offers online treatment programmes for psychological issues relating to the impact of Covid-19. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit himpsijateng.org for more details about psychologists and their designated areas.
East Java Area
Clinical Psychology Association as well known as Ikatan Psikologi Klinis (IPK) represents the field of Clinical Psychology through encouragement and support of the integration of clinical psychological science promoting together high-quality services and advanced standard of practice in education, research and advocacy. IPK’s secretariat is located in Surabaya, East Java. Reach out to +62 813 3214 7887 on WhatsApp to get counselling centres throughout the region or click here ipkjatim.org to keep yourself updated.
For those who are staying in Bali, get free online counselling with certified psychologists and experts and register here with Ikatan Psikolog Klinis Indonesia Wilayah Bali +62 8199 9481 222 (Nena Mawar) or +62 817 458 710 (Tya) registration is open from 6 – 8pm Central Indonesian Time Zone.
Head to kawalcovid19.id to get a complete list of the entire counseling centres across the country.