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    The Asia Pacific Certification Board (APCB) is a multinational body providing the structural framework in credentialing mental health professionals from the Asia-Pacific region as having met ethical, knowledge and skills standards as Certified Addictions Counsellors (CAC). APCB has established standards for addictions Counsellors that are transportable across national borders. In addition, providing a basis for setting professional standards for the profession can only lead to more innovation, research and sharing of what works in addictions care throughout the region. Experience in Singapore has also shown that credentialing has led to a higher level or respect for therapists in the field through competency based certification programmes.
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    Promises Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a mental health, addictions consultancy and training company incorporated in December 2014, a regional branch of Promises Pte Ltd based in Singapore. The brainchild of its founder, Dr Munidasa Winslow PROMISES aims to provide quality services primarily in the niche field of addictions and mental health/wellness. It engages a multidisciplinary team of consultant psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, counsellors and other mental health professionals to help in the provision of its services. Currently we have been successfully engaged by individuals, corporations, ministries and even governments to provide specialized consultancy services.

    Key areas focused on involve providing world class trainers for skills and knowledge in our core area, and in providing assessment services for both companies, and also needs analyses and evaluation of services provided by agencies and countries. Growth for the company has been rapid, and it gives back to the community by supporting prevention and other training events in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.
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    As one of a mere handful of southern-based international organisations, our roots are humble.

    It all began in 1999, amidst a raging war in Kosova where thousands of lives were lost and suffering was widespread. Moved by the plight of countless innocent civilians, especially women and children, Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, a Malaysian obstetrician-gynaecologist, sought to offer her services voluntarily. Finding no national organisation ready to support such international crises, together with a handful of like-minded friends, the Malaysian Medical Relief Society – better known today as MERCY Malaysia – was established. MERCY Malaysia aimed to provide a platform for Malaysians to unite and take their role in the international humanitarian arena.

    Dr. Jemilah Mahmood led the first mission to Kosova in June of 1999. Several missions followed and teams were made up of Malaysians from all walks of life with the single goal of helping others, regardless of race, religion, culture or boundary.
    Over the last decade, the organisation has blossomed with teams sent to disaster-stricken zones and programmes rolled out in various countries and in different disasters. As a registered society under the Societies Act, MERCY Malaysia has over 500 members and is supported by approximately 5,000 registered volunteers to date.
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    Solace Sabah was established on 21st October 2014 by Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Haji Ghulam Mohd Bin Sayeed and Dr. Prem Kumar Shanmugam. We are the newest addiction treatment center in Asia and the only one in Malaysia providing Western style, evidence based treatment for a wide variety of addiction, co-occurring disorders and to support recovery.

    We implement the latest and most cutting edge, evidence and outcome based services available for addiction treatment using our practices and clinical method provided by our experienced and exclusive Clinical Advisory Board. Our aim is to being about holistic healing in the most supportive and serene environment.

    Solace Sabah offers treatments for anxiety and depression, life coaching, eating disorders, stress management, relationship issues, alcoholism, gaming, gambling, sex and drug addiction. .


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