'Are you ok?': Qatar MOPH launches mental health, wellbeing awareness campaign .
12 October 2021, 12:00 AM
31 October 2021, 12:00 AM
Qatar Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Health Care Corporation, Sidra Medicine, Naufar and Qatar Red Crescent Society launched a mental health and wellbeing awareness campaign, 'Are You OK?'
This is aimed at encouraging people to talk more openly about their emotional wellbeing. As part of the World Mental Health Day 2021 activities, MOPH and healthcare partners are initiating a national awareness campaign.
Building on the success of last year's campaign, this year's 'Are You OK?' campaign is a collaboration with participating organizations across Qatar that aims to encourages everyone to talk more openly about our mental health.
Dr. Kholoud Al Mutawa, Head of the Non-Communicable Diseases Section at the Ministry of Public Health, stated: "Are you ok" campaign seeks primarily to attract and drive as many members of the community to combat the stigma and talk about their mental health, as this is the first step to enhance awareness of how to deal with the pressures of daily life and avoid anxiety and stress, as well as interact with others and make good decisions.
"With the fear of stigma being a key factor in preventing many people from seeking help for psychological distress, the launch of the mental health helpline in April 2020 has been one of the most impactful developments in recent years," explained Dr. Majid Al Abdulla, Chair of the Mental Health Service at HMC.