The Non-Communicable Diseases Department at the Ministry of Health (MOH) represented by the Mental Health organized today (Sunday) the first Mental Health Forum at Hormuz Grand Muscat.
The opening held at the presence of Dr. Saeed Al-Lamki, Director General of Primary Health Care, in addition to the DGs of the Governorates Health Services, and directors of the primary health care, heads of NCDs sections, as well mental health focal points at the Governorates.
The Director General of Primary Health Care pointed out at the forum opening to the significance of mental health services and the role they play in the community’s psychological, social, and economic conformity, emphasizing the World Health Organization (WHO) strategy ‘ no health without mental health’.
The forum aimed at addressing the mental health statue at the primary health care institutions and reviewing most prominent mental health’s data and statistics registered in the MOH health establishments.
Moreover, the event offered a platform for the participants from the various Governorates to exchange ideas and highlight achievements and challenges.
The forum allowed the participants to form the best recommendations for enhancing the provided mental health services, and establishing community-mental health promotion program, in addition to sharing data in order to ensure decisions making and facilitating the provided mental health services, as well as developing plans related to mental health services in primary health care.
Furthermore, the mental health focal points in the governorates presented the key challenges facing the mental health clinics staff, the status and distribution of mental health clinics, and statistics and indicators in their respective governorate.