Hamad Medical Corporation, through its mental health services, is organizing a (remote) seminar on “Mother’s Mental Health Matters” as part of the celebration of International Maternal Mental Health Day, which is celebrated worldwide on the first Wednesday of every May. year.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, an online seminar will be held free of charge in both Arabic and English through the (Microsoft Teams) platform, in which several experts from the Psychiatric Services Department of Hamad Medical Institute will provide some information. Effective strategies for maintaining the health and psychological well-being of mothers and fathers who sometimes face challenges and problems may affect their moral and psychological well-being before or after the birth of their children.
Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Women’s Health and Research Centre, Dr. Saskar Hamad, Hamad Institute of Medicine, Antenatal mental health services and virtual services for women’s mental health: multi-country research suggests this. Up to one in 5 new mothers and one in 10 new fathers suffer from antenatal mood and anxiety disorders, and more than 75 percent of these women go undiagnosed and do not receive proper treatment and support.
He said the seminar allows for discussion on these topics. Contribute to reducing the social stigma associated with psychological problems and making mental health care more accessible to mothers.
She explained that the webinar will be available to both women and men and will provide a free and easy way for individuals to interact with experts in the field of maternal mental health. With an aim to raise awareness about the importance of maternal mental health and provide support to those in need.
The symposium is being held under the slogan “With You” of the National Mental Health and Wellness Program, which aims to eliminate social stigma associated with mental health issues and access to specialized mental health services in Qatar.
In this regard, Assistant Executive Director for Clinical Development of Mental Health Service and Operational Supervisor of National Mental Health Helpline Ms. Katya Warwick Smith explained that an online seminar on mental health will be presented entitled “My Mental Health -“. Effective self-motivation starts with the Microsoft Teams platform on Monday. May 9.
He said anyone experiencing psychological stress or symptoms of anxiety or depression can also contact the National Mental Health Helpline; To get free support while maintaining its privacy and confidentiality of its data.
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