Mental Health Upskilling Programme hosted in Abu Dhabi

Interactive sessions were conducted to equip primary care physicians with practical tools and techniques.

With mental wellness becoming a big part of everyone’s life lately, Abu Dhabi too is taking it a step further to improve the quality of services to its residents seeking help.

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) partnered to host a comprehensive, accredited mental health skills course in the primary care setting.

A wide group of experts and healthcare professionals were part of The Mental Health Upskilling Programme 2022 which included five interactive in-person workshops to help equip primary care physicians, nurses, and care coordinators with practical behavioral medicine therapeutic tools and techniques.

The course structure included in-person sessions, required readings, participation in real case discussions, and a final written evaluation. It also consisted of post-course follow-up and supervision.

Upon successful completion of the course and final evaluation, participants were issued a certificate and relevant CME credits.


For more information, visit doh.gov.ae

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