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Abu Dhabi Offers Free Counselling Services

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 26 July 2022
Abu Dhabi Offers Free Counselling Services
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Abu Dhabi have launched the the Estijaba helpline under the ‘You are not alone’ campaign focusing on mental health and encouraging individuals to reach out and seek psychological help.

The helpline addresses psychological distress calls, including emergencies in the community. It is a free-of-cost service available six days a week, from Sunday to Friday between 8 am and 6 pm.

Services offered range from telephone counselling to referrals to mental health services within the SEHA network, including outpatient psychiatric clinics and/or the emergency department and facilitate psychiatric hospitalisations as needed.

Saeed Jaber Al Kuwaiti, Group Chief Executive Officer at SEHA, said, "To bridge the current gap in mental health services, we are collaborating with DCD and ADPHC to deliver high-quality psychological support via a telephone helpline. It is not only a way to access instant counselling in times of psychological distress but also a channel to navigate the health services to access SEHA's highly specialised outpatient psychiatric services and a resource for swift crisis intervention. For those suffering in silence, we encourage you to reach out – choose support, choose to call!"