The Sharjah Family discusses promoting mental health

Sharjah (Al Ittihad)

The Family Development Centers Department, one of the institutions of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, continues to organize educational programs and awareness-raising initiatives aimed at supporting the pillar of building and empowering the human personality, one of the axes of the “Home is a family” campaign launched by the administration at the beginning of 2020, with the aim of strengthening the values ​​and culture system that supports family cohesion And spreading a family awareness culture in line with the state’s vision 2021, and the aspirations of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, President of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs.
Recently, the administration, represented by the Kalba branch, organized a training program and a dialogue session entitled “Mental Health” and “Resilience and Psychological Bliss in Life”, presented by Dr. Amal Hamdan bin Jarash, a social counselor, who focused on the mechanism for promoting mental health, and ways to achieve psychological harmony with the aim of Ensure happiness and well-being in life.
The “Mental Health” program, which witnessed the participation of 163 people, included talking about the concept of emotional intelligence, the mechanism for achieving psychological empowerment, enhancing psychological resilience in the face of challenges, and ways to transform it into opportunities for success. During the program, Dr. Amal Bin Jarash reviewed the topic of empowering the human personality for the “Homeland” campaign. Family »from the perspective of internal positive engagement, in addition to the mechanism for enhancing the individual’s social skills and enabling him to manage his emotions, and the importance of enhancing the human’s ability to deal positively with himself and others, which contributes to achieving the greatest happiness for himself and those around him.
The dialogue session entitled “Resilience and psychological comfort in life” targeting the retirees audience witnessed the participation of 83 people, where Dr. Amal focused on the most important challenges facing retirees and the role of society in developing their psychological, health, economic and family conditions, in addition to reviewing the mechanism for enhancing the activity of retirees and developing their role in community service. The session’s themes also focused on the nature of compulsory and voluntary retirement and its impact on the psychological side, in addition to discussing ways to manage family life after retirement, and the impact of retirement on the material, social and family aspects, in addition to the psychological impact of post-retirement.
The dialogue session “Resilience and psychological comfort in life” at its conclusion included the presentation of a number of recommendations and proposals, including work on preparing incentive programs and special initiatives for the retired category to benefit from their experiences and highlight their role in society, in addition to encouraging and motivating retirees to join health clubs and centers. Participants also called during the session. To the need to create facilities and procedures for retirees.

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