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March 3, 2024

Dubai Healthcare City launches platform to raise mental health awareness

Dubai Healthcare City marked World Mental Health Day on October 10, with the launch of a new initiative, the ‘DHCC Mental Wellbeing Community Talks Programme.

The DHCC Mental Wellbeing Community Talks Programme, will offer a platform for Dubai Healthcare City community members and the public to meet and talk about mental health, share knowledge and their experiences.

The programme builds on the Mental Health Programme, launched by Dubai Healthcare City Authority in 2018 to back the government’s mandate on improving mental wellbeing among the UAE’s youth and adults.

The goal of the newly launched initiative is to help empower diverse communities across Dubai to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Dubai Healthcare City and American Wellness Center are longstanding partners

In collaboration with American Wellness Center, the initiative will span a period of six months and will include community-focused gatherings held in Society in DHCC.

The American Wellness Center has been a business partner of Dubai Healthcare City since 2013 and is home to more than 40 mental health professionals.

Kawthar Kazim, VP Business Support, DHCA, said: “Dubai Healthcare City’s ecosystem is home to a network of more than 20 mental health facilities with specialised mental healthcare experts from around the world with the required skillsets to meet the ever-growing healthcare needs of communities across Dubai.

“In line with the UAE’s government objectives, we are committed to enabling access to the best mental health practitioners to raise awareness and demonstrate the strong support system available within Dubai Healthcare City.”

Dr. Muhammad Tahir, chairman of the Board at American Wellness Center in DHCC commented: “Engaging residents through community-focused sessions is an important step to eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health and raising awareness about the different treatment therapies available in the emirate.

“We are proud to be associated with this cause that will help empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.