the Malaysian Organisation of Volunteers

The Malaysian Organisation of Volunteers (MOVe) is a registered not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing a platform for Malaysian students across Sydney to engage in volunteering initiatives that aim to assist disadvantaged individuals in both Sydney and Malaysia.


Considered one of the first Malaysian student organisations in Sydney to concentrate its efforts on charity and volunteerism, MOVe aims to develop its volunteers as compassionate individuals with a greater sense of community engagement through its yearly volunteering and fundraising projects that focuses on specific groups within the Australian and Malaysian community.


Let's talk Mental Health 

a snapshot

Our focus this year

What is mental health?

‘Mental health’ is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions – such as depression, anxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and others.


According to the World Health Organisation, however, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

What is depression?

Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.

Adjusting to unfamiliar environments, culture, language and academic practices can take a toll on your wellbeing

What are some symptom of depression?

Depression can be different for everyone, but there are some common signs and symptoms:


  • feeling unhappy, numb, empty, moody or irritable/snappy for more than two weeks

  • less interest in things that used to be enjoyable

  • feeling worthless or guilty a lot of the time

  • feeling like everything is becoming ‘too hard’.


Changes to thoughts:

  • negative thoughts about themselves, the world and the future

  • having a hard time concentrating, making decisions, or remembering things

  • having thoughts of self harm

  • having thoughts of death or suicide.

Physical changes:

  • feeling tired most of the time

  • low energy and motivation having trouble sleeping, experiencing changes in sleeping habits or not feeling rested regardless of the amount of sleep

  • changes in appetite, loss of interest in food or eating too much − leading to weight loss or gain

  • aches and pains that can’t be explained.


Behaviour changes:

  • withdrawing from friends and family

  • done difficulty with school, uni or work 

Find out more at headspace

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health A national platform for multicultural communities to access resources, services and information in a culturally accessible format.


Headspace 1800 650 890 Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 going through a tough time.


Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service including free translation report from TIS National.


Head to Health An innovative website that can help you find free and low-cost, trusted online and phone mental health resources.


QLife 1800 184 527 3pm-12am QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. 

Get to know MOVe a bit more

Our Vision

  • Empower human capital with a passion for the community, charity and volunteerism

  • Advance public welfare for disadvantaged communities in Australia and Malaysia

  • Raise awareness within the community regarding key social challenges faced by various disadvantaged communities within Australia and Malaysia

Our Mission

  • Promote a greater spirit of empathy among Malaysian students through volunteer and fundraising work;

  • Encourage respect, tolerance and understanding between Malaysian students and the local Australian community

  • Foster a greater sense love, unity and kindness amongst Malaysian students in Sydney, Australia.

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