ADHD. Mental Health. Representational Image.
ADHD. Mental Health. Representational Image. Tara Winstead/

Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA), a subsidiary of Middle East's largest healthcare platform PureHealth, successfully concluded the 4th Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference on Sunday.

The two-day event, held between January 27 and January 28, was inaugurated in the presence of Sheikh Theyab bin Khalifa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Maqsoud Kruse, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI), Asma Al Mannaei, Executive Director of Research and Innovation Centre.

Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference serves as a platform to showcase new ideas and the latest innovations to ensure a better quality of life for people dealing with mental health problems.

The event was held under the theme, "Harmonizing Minds: Bridging Gaps, Breaking Barriers" and the fourth edition was sponsored by the Frontline Heroes Office.

Maha Barakat, Director-General of the Frontline Heroes Office, said that the aim of sponsoring this year's event was to continue its efforts to provide mental, moral, and financial support to those working on the frontlines and celebrate their efforts and dedication.

"Mental health is one of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi's main areas of focus, and DoH continues to work towards its vision of creating 'A Healthier Abu Dhabi', to make sure that members of our community are at their healthiest - both mentally and physically," Ayesha Al Khoori, Executive Director of the Healthcare Facilities Sector at the Department of Health, said as per WAM.

Nahida Nayaz Ahmed, Chief Medical Officer of SEHA Mental Health and Well-Being Services, said, "This conference is a testament to our commitment to advancing mental health integration across all dimensions."

"Our agenda explored the intersection of mental health in various facets of life emphasizing holistic well-being," noting that the conference featured exemplary speakers from around the globe to share insights, experiences and different approaches towards mental health problems," Ahmed added.

Last week, the health department announced that more than 1,200 national healthcare professionals have been introduced in the Health Department in the last six months.