Universitas Mercu Buana



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Webinars (online) and assessment (offline) posters with the theme "Let's Improve the Welfare and Mental Health of Indonesian Migrant Workers"

Universitas Mercu Buana through the Psychology Faculty Community Service Program in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia held a webinar (online) and assessment (offline) with the theme "Let's Improve the Welfare and Mental Health of Indonesian Migrant Workers". UMB also involved other parties in this activity including: Universiti Malaysia Sabah, BLKLN Citra Putra Indarab, LPK Hiroku Cirebon, PT Kamila Intan Mandiri and Karang Taruna RT 02 Taman Kedaung - South Tangerang. Organizing online webinars through the zoom application on March 23, 2021, while for offline intervention practice on March 30, April 6 and April 12, 2021 with prospective Pekerja Migran Indonesia (PMI) participants.

"Seeing the problems that often occur to PMI while working in other countries, ranging from receiving substandard salaries to smuggling and trafficking of women. It is important for us to hold this activity to be able to provide provisions regarding the focus on the psychology and mentality of PMI, "explained Dr. Inge Hutagalung, M.Si - Head of UMB Community Service in his remarks.

For this reason, experts who are ready to share knowledge related to the handling of psychological problems of migrant workers are presented, including: Laila Meiliyandrie Indah Wardani, Ph.D, Prof. Dr. Hj. Mohd. Dahlan. Hj. A. Malek, Dr. Istiqomah, S.Psi, M.Si, Agnis Sombuling, M.A, Dr. Dearly. M.Psi, Psychologist and Adiyo Roebianto, S.Psi, M.Si.

Efforts to equip PMI with skills that support work have been carried out through the Job Training Center, however matters related to PMI's psychological and mental health conditions are still the focus of attention. The mandate regarding psychological health is mandated in Article 13 of Law Number 18 of 2017 as one of the documents for Prospective Pekerja Migran Indonesia. One of the more technical arrangements, which is a derivative rule from the previous law, namely Presidential Regulation Number 64 of 2011 concerning Health and Psychological Examination of Prospective Indonesian Workers.

Eva Trisiana, SS, M.Bus - Director of Placement and Protection of Overseas Workers of the Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia, said that the unpreparedness of psychological conditions can lead to a threat of stress and psychological disturbances for PMI, both related to work situations, cultural differences and country situations. the place of work, as well as the anxiety that arises from the family that is left behind. This in turn can also have an impact on comfort and readiness to work while in the destination country.

"We really welcome the initiation from Universitas Mercu Buana through this community service activity. Apart from being a soft reminder to us as policy makers in the governance of the placement of Pekerja Migran Indonesia, this is also an opportunity to test models, patterns, approaches, and / or theories that are appropriate for the context of Pekerja Migran Indonesia. The results of this activity can certainly provide an overview and recommendations, ”Eva explained in her speech.(author: Priyo Wahyudi / editor: Riko Noviantoro / University Secretariat and Public Relations Bureau / / [email protected] /

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