Befrienders to hold seminar on ‘handling adolescents’

Kota Kinabalu Befrienders will be holding a one-day seminar on ‘Handling Adolescents’, which will be followed by a workshop on ‘Positive Parenting’ at Le Meridien Hotel here, on July 16.

The seminar will be headed by deputy dean and associate professor of psychiatry, Prof. Dr. M Swamenathan Muthalagu, who has given talks on stress management, mental health and motivation topics, among others.

Dr. Swamenathan is also a consultant for the Malacca Befrienders.

The workshop is aimed at enhancing a better understanding and knowledge relating to dealing with teenagers in today’s world. Those interested to know more about the workshop may contact Aminah at 016-586 1864 or download the registration form at

Befrienders KK runs a hotline (088-255 788) from 7pm to 10pm daily for suicidal and depresed people. All calls are restricted confidential and handled by trained volunteers.