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Mental Health Resources

Positive mental health forms the foundation of a person’s ability to contribute to society, to cope with the normal stresses of life and maintain personal, social and emotional well-being.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), one in four people in the world will be affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives, which are among the leading causes of ill-health globally, with approximately 450 million people affected.

Being away from family, friends and traditional support networks can be lonely and isolating, and can leave people unsure where to turn to for help or support. It can be really difficult to say that you are not okay. If you are affected, reach out to a family member, friend, colleague, support network or professional for assistance.

Awareness of the importance of mental health is growing in the Gulf and there are a large number of resources and supports available. The Embassy has compiled a non-exhaustive list of some of the resources available in the UAE and Qatar.

A list of online counselling and support services, as well as phone and email supports is available from the Health Service Executive (HSE) website.

The HSE has a dedicated webpage containing advice and tips for looking after your mental health.

If you want to get in contact with us in the Embassy for any help or support, please feel free to do so.


Mental Health Resources

Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement of the service by the Embassy of Ireland.


If someone is actively suicidal call 999 or go to Rashid Hospital

The Lighthouse Arabia

A licensed mental health clinic in Dubai

Also offer grief centre, cancer support group and infertility support group

T: +971 (0)4 380 2088

E: info@lighthousearabia.com

W: www.lighthousearabia.com

Camali Clinic

Child and adult mental health services

Dubai Healthcare City and JLT Dubai

T:  +971 (0) 4 276 6064

W: www.camaliclinic.com

Rashid Hospital

Oud Metha, Dubai

T: +971 (0)4 219 2000

In case of emergency, call 999

Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital

Jumeriah, Dubai

T: +971 (0)4 519 2500

Human Relations Institute and Clinics

JLT, Dubai

T: +971 (0)4 365 8498

W: www.hricdubai.com/en


T: 800 04444409 (Freephone)

W: www.samaritans.org

Support Groups

Darkness into Light – Tea & Talk

Regular events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

F: Darkness into Light – Dubai

F: Darkness into Light – Abu Dhabi

Safe Space DXB

T: +971 (0)55 889 1725

E: hello@safespacedxb.com

W: www.safespacedxb.com

Abu Dhabi

If someone is actively suicidal call 999 or go to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City – Behavioural Science Pavilion

Only in-patient psychiatric unit in Abu Dhabi

T: +971 (0)2 819 0000

E: skmccontact@seha.ae

W: www.seha.ae

Maudsley Health

Mental Health Clinic

Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi

T: +971 (0)2 666 2655

E: enquiries@maudsleyhealth.com

W: www.maudsleyhealth.com

Beautiful Mind Medical Centre

Al Murorr Rd, Abu Dhabi

T: +971 (0)2 621 2230

E: info@bmmc.ae

W: www.bmmc.ae

Camali at HealthPlus

Child and adult mental health services

T:  +971 (0) 2 658 2221

W: www.camaliclinic.com


T: 800 04444409 (Freephone)

W: www.samaritans.org

Support Groups

Darkness into Light – Tea & Talk

Regular events in Abu Dhabi

F: Darkness into Light – Abu Dhabi

Soul Knit

F: Soul Knit UAE


If someone is actively suicidal call 999 or visit any MHC Emergency Department  

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)

Provides specialized mental health care and treatment and provides a range of acute and community-based service

T: +974 (0)4 439 577

E: Nesmaak@hamad.qa

W: www.hamad.qa

Sidra Medicine

Dedicated Department of Psychiatry

T:  +974 (0) 4 003 333

W: www.sidra.org

Dr. Aju’s Clinic

Mental Health Clinic and Counselling Centre

T: +974 (0)4 436 5051

E: drajusclinic@gmail.com

W: www.drajusclinic.com

The International Medical Centre

Provides counselling and psychology services

T: +974 (0)4 488 4292

E: infor@theimcentre.com

W: www.theimcentre.com

Naya Clinics

Online counselling and mental health support

E: info@nayaclinics.com

W: www.nayaclinics.com

Support Groups

WEYAK (Mental Health Friends Association)

T: +974 (0)4 487 8722 (3pm – 9pm)

E: info@weyak.qa

W: www.weyak.qa

Doha Mums

Depression support group

E: dsg@dohamums.com

W: www.dohamums.com/support-groups/

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous UAE

W: www.aauae.net

Qatar Alcoholics Anonymous

For Men: +974 5070 9809

For Women: +974 5515 0929

Erada Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation

W: www.erada.ae

Narcotics Anonymous UAE

Helpline: +971 (0)50 131 0055

Women’s helpline: +971 (0)50 600 2169

W: www.nauae.org

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