Social and Sport Contribution Fund (Daam), in collaboration with Sidra Medical and Research Centre, today organised a forum to promote the mental and behavioral health of adolescents on the occasion of the celebration of World Mental Health Day, in the presence of a number of specialists and parents.
The Director General of Social and Sport Contribution Fund (Daam) Rashid Mohammed Al Hamda Al Nuaimi said in his speech that the mental and behavioral health of adolescents is as important as their physical health and well-being and the Centre considered organising this forum to discuss the facts and realities of mental health of adolescents, the risk factors and protection in the field of mental health and its relation to physical health, as well as presenting the possible and practical mechanisms for providing services to adolescents in Qatar and discussing all challenges facing the social, health and educational sectors in providing integrated services for adolescents.
Al Nuaimi added that through this forum, participants seek to identify risk factors in dealing with adolescents in the areas (social, health and education) and to identify the problems that prevent the achievement of high-quality services for adolescents and find solutions, and ultimately to achieve real and effective community development.
For her part the Director of Community Awareness Department at Daam Jawaher Abu Alfin stressed that the forum aims to promote the mental health of adolescents and improve their protection, which helps them gain the flexibility to deal well with all situations facing them.
The Specialist at Sidra Medical and Research Center and the Project Coordinator Aisha Al Neema said that the forum will cover the physical, behavioural, social and psychological aspects through providing flexible, fast and comprehensive services for adolescents between 12-18 years.
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