Board Member: Prawate Tantipiwatanaskul

Prawate Tantipiwatanaskul MD., MPH. is a senior advisor of the Department of Mental Health, Thailand. He is also the manager of mental health promotion program of the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. His first public mental health task was to implement a counselling program into the national health system during the HIV/AIDS crisis in Thailand about 2 decades ago. After that, he played a significant role in developing and implementing a school mental health program.

During the last 7 years, he has focused more on positive mental functioning such as resilience and happiness. His major focuses are in the field of research and development of user-friendly tools for non-mental health professionals in both rural and urban areas. He has developed a series of learning media in parenting and youth resilience development that have been used in more than 2000 schools around Thailand. In 2007, he initiated the project Happiness Thailand. The project develops population-based, area-based, provincial information on happiness levels, reported every two years, develops tools to support local initiatives, and mobilises social resources to invest more on people mental well-being/happiness.  

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