The health and medicine sciences sector at Qatar University (QU) celebrated World Mental Health Day in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
The event aimed to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and to combat the stigma associated with mental illnesses. The College of Health held several interactive segments during the event, including an “Ask the Experts” section, an educational station on various specialties related to mental health, such as cancer and mental health, neuroscience, sleep, anxiety, depression, aging, and oral and dental health.
Additionally, the QU Health Centre highlighted the role of healthcare centres in addressing mental health disorders and psychological disturbances. There were also special corners for mental wellbeing assessment from health-related colleges, including the College of Pharmacy, the College of Nursing, the College of Medicine, and the College of Health Sciences.
Tayseer Elgaili, a senior wellbeing specialist at QU, said: “There is no physical health without mental health, and there is no mental health without physical health. We have been keen on providing interactive activities for participants and scientifically based skills to target their physical, mental and social health, enabling them to cope with the pressures of life so they can learn and work in a healthy and happy environment.”
Dr Ehab Hamed, family medicine consultant and physician at QU Health Centre, said: “This event brought together students, staff, and experts from various health science departments in a series of educational activities and presentations.”
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