7:00 to 8:15 Registration
Session “1”: Global Perspectives on Mental Health




8:15 to 8:20

Recitation from the Holy Quran

Mr. Ahmed Abdelhakim
Senior Nurse, HMC

8:20 to 8:25

Opening Note

Dr. Mohamed Ali Siddig
Conference Chairperson & Clinical Director, Community Mental Health Services, HMC

8:25 to 8:30

Welcome Note, Chair of Psychiatry

Dr. Majid Ali Al Abdulla
Chairman of Psychiatry, HMC

8:30 to 8:35

Short Documentary Film

Community Mental Health Care in Qatar

8:35 to 8:45

Mental Health Services in Qatar:

An Update

Mr. Iain Tulley
National Health Strategy Lead for Mental Health & Wellbeing Ministry of Public Health & Chief Executive, Mental Health Service, HMC

8:45 to 8:55

Mental Health Care in PHCC: Achievements and Challenges

Dr. Samya Al Abdulla
Executive Director of Operations, PHCC

8:55 to 9:40 Keynote:
End Mental Health Stigma: The Experience from Ireland
Ms. Barbara Louise Brennan
Program Coordinator, See Change, Ireland
9:40 to 10:00 Coffee Break

Session “2”: Mental Health, Stigma and the Media




10:00 to 10:30

Mental Health and Media Coverage in Qatar

Dr. Majid Ali Al Abdulla
Chairman of Psychiatry


Dr. Ovais Wadoo
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, HMC

10:30 to 10:50

Reducing Mental Health Stigma: Role of Journalism

Mr. Nick Bradshaw
Director of Partnerships and Outreach, World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), Qatar Foundation

10:50 to 11:10

HMC Corporate Communications: Impact on Media

Mr. Rob Checketts
Executive Director, Corporate Communications, HMC

11:10 to 11:40

Panel Discussion

11:40 to 13:00

Lunch & Prayer Break

Session “3”: Community Care: Beyond the Health Sector




13:00 to 13:15

Qatar Foundation initiatives in Mental Health Rehabilitation

Dr. Amal Al Malki
Founding Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

13:15 to 13:30

Community Police initiatives in Mental Health Care

Community Police Representative
Ministry of Interior, Qatar

13:30 to 13:45

HMC Volunteering and Mental Health Service Users

Ms. Balqis Al Khazraji
Director, Health Profession Awareness Program, HMC

13:45 to 14:00

Qatar Red Crescent initiatives in Mental Health Care

Ms. Mona Al-Sulaiti
Head of Local Development, Qatar Red Crescent Society, Qatar

14:00 to 14:30


14:30 to 14:45

Closing Remarks