Al Masarrah Hospital holds workshop to create awareness on mental health
Muscat - The Ministry of Health (MoH), represented by the Nursing Department at Al Masarrah Hospital, recently held a workshop titled ‘Promoting and Supporting Community Education to Raise Mental Health Awareness’ under the patronage of H H Sayyida Basma bint Fakhri al Said.
The workshop aimed to familiarise the staff, mental health nurses and nursing students with psychological disorders.
Abeer Ahmed, senior nurse, Al Masarrah Hospital, said that the workshop aims to disseminate information related to psychological disorders, drug abuse and developmental disabilities in addition to improving the community understanding of patients with mental illness.
The workshop discussed var- ious mental health issues and services available in the sultanate including mental care programmes for the elderly, adults and children, as well as rehabilitation programmes for drug control and raising the awareness of community mental health.