MENTAL HEALTH | UAE Launches Online Campaign For Mental Support Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

ABU DHABI – The National Programme for Happiness and Wellbeing, NPHW, has launched a national campaign for mental support for all UAE residents to help them overcome the psychological impact resulting from the spread of COVID-19.

More than 50 experts in the field of psychology, mental and social support, and life skills are participating in the initiative.

The National Campaign for Mental Support is an online – initiative using modern digital solutions and social media channels. It consists of three components, the first: ‘Let’s Support, Together’, features daily online live session in which mental health professionals and experts provide mental support, answer questions, and offer the necessary tips and guidance to help people overcome the challenges they face under these special circumstances.

The daily session start at 20:30 and are broadcasted via the NPHW social media channels (@HappyUAE).

The second component, ‘Let’s Reassure, Together’ , is a series of short focused, awareness – raising videos prepared by a group of mental health professionals, experts, and life skills coaches, providing information on the means to build coping skills and mental resilience. These programs will be periodically published on NPHW social media channels.

The third component, ‘Let’s Talk, Together’, is a series of virtual support groups that provide mental support to various community segments, including mothers, students, and elderly caregivers, who may need support to face the current situation. Application for participation in these online groups will be opened periodically.

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