Dubai: Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the enabling healthcare and wellness destination, has launched a new initiative, ‘DHCC Mental Wellbeing Community Talks Program’, as part of marking World Mental Health Day. The program is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of mental health by encouraging dialogue on the topic.
The program will provide a platform for members of the DHCC community and the public to meet and discuss mental health and share knowledge and experiences.
The new initiative builds on the Mental Health Program, launched by Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the governing body of the DHCC, in 2018, to support the UAE Government’s mandate on improving mental well-being among the country’s youth and adults. In collaboration with the American Wellness Center, the initiative will span six months and include community-focused gatherings held in the DHCC.
Dr. Muhammad Tahir, Chairman of the Board at the American Wellness Centre in DHCC, commented that “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 because that will help empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.”