NOTICE PAPER NO. 1390
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 3 OCTOBER 2022
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Ms Dr Shahira Abdullah,
Question No. 3497
To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether he can provide an update on whether the Government will set up a permanent national mental well-being office; (b) whether the Government will consider placing the office under the Prime Minister’s Office; and (c) what are the considerations for this placement decision.
The Interagency Taskforce on Mental Health and Well-being, was set up last July to oversee and coordinate mental health and well-being efforts, focusing on cross-cutting issues that require interagency collaborations. The Taskforce has recently concluded the public consultation to seek views on its preliminary recommendations. The Taskforce is currently reviewing the feedback from the public consultation to refine its recommendations, and how it can best coordinate national efforts in this regard.