In accordance with the theme of the event

“Empathy-Driven Innovation: Shaping the Future of Mental

HE Dr. Yousif Al Serkal Director General
Emirates Health Services

Words from the Director General

Ladies and Gentlemen

Welcome to the EHS International Mental Health Conference 2024, a groundbreaking collaboration between the Emirates Health Services (EHS) and Maudsley Health. It brings us immense pleasure to initiate a transformative journey within the mental healthcare system through this conference.

As we convene for this intellectual endeavor, our aim is to foster open dialogues, share insights, and cultivate meaningful connections. Together, we will pinpoint areas of improvement in the existing mental healthcare system and put forth evidence-based interventions with proven efficacy. Through facilitating knowledge exchange, we empower participants to spearhead policy reforms and advocacy initiatives on local, national, and global scales.

Over the conference two days and under the theme “Empathy-Driven Innovation: Shaping the Future of Mental Health,” we embark on a journey to redefine mental healthcare. Our mission is to revolutionize the landscape of mental health by infusing it with empathy, compassion, and innovation.

With “Empathy-Driven Innovation” as our guiding principle, we aim to create a transformative experience for all involved. By integrating the human touch of empathy with the latest innovations, we aspire to shape a future where mental health care is accessible, compassionate, and effective.

I urge each of you to actively participate, share your expertise, and contribute to our collective mission. Together, let us pave the way for a brighter future, where mental health is prioritized, and all individuals have access to the care and support they deserve.

Thank you for your commitment to this vital cause. Let us begin our journey towards transformative change.

Warm Regards

Dr. Noor AlMheiri Mental Health Department,
Emirates Health Services

Words from the Conference Chair

Dear Esteemed Participants,

Under the visionary leadership of our esteemed Director General and in partnership with Maudsley Health, I am delighted and eagerly look forward to welcoming each of you to the EHS International Mental Health Conference 2024. As the Director of the Mental Health Department at Emirates Health Services, I am deeply honored to be a part of this collaborative effort aimed at enhancing mental health services and fostering a more compassionate and supportive environment for individuals and communities.

Our collective efforts over the 2-day conference are guided by a shared commitment to advancing mental health care in the UAE and beyond. We come together with a deep understanding of the evolving landscape of mental health laws and practices, seeking to ensure that our services remain responsive to the needs of our communities.

Throughout this conference, we have the opportunity to explore the latest clinical innovations and therapeutic approaches, embracing new insights and technologies that have the potential to transform the way we deliver care.

At the heart of our discussions lies a commitment to collaboration and knowledge exchange. As we engage in dialogue and share our experiences, we not only deepen our understanding of best practices but also foster connections that will drive future progress in the field.

I encourage each of you to fully immerse yourselves in the conference program. Together, we can chart a course toward a future where mental health care is accessible, effective, and compassionate.

Warm Regards

Discovering More

About Emirates Health Services

Emirates Health Services (EHS) plays a central role in healthcare across the UAE, prioritizing the well-being of individuals and communities. As a leading healthcare provider, EHS recognizes the importance of mental health and is dedicated to adopting evidence-based practices to address mental health needs effectively.

Under the guidance of our esteemed leadership team, EHS has been at the forefront of advancing mental health initiatives in the UAE. We are committed to collaborating with partners, conducting research, and implementing innovative programs to raise awareness, prevent mental health issues, and provide treatment options based on solid evidence.

By placing a strong emphasis on evidence-based practices, EHS aims to enhance the quality of care and improve outcomes for individuals living with mental health conditions. Through our efforts, we seek to create a more inclusive and supportive healthcare system that meets the diverse needs of our population.

EHS aspires to have participants in this conference join its mission to promote mental health awareness, advocate for evidence-based practices in healthcare, and make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by mental health challenges across the UAE.



Emirates Health Services (EHS) is proud to host the EHS International Mental Health Conference 2024 in the vibrant city of Dubai. As a global hub of innovation and progress, Dubai stands as a beacon of support for healthcare causes, including mental health.

The conference venue in Dubai serves as a fitting backdrop for our discussions and initiatives, showcasing the city’s commitment to advancing healthcare and promoting mental well-being. With its state-of-the-art facilities and dynamic atmosphere, Dubai provides an ideal setting for attendees to engage in meaningful dialogue, exchange ideas, and collaborate on solutions to address mental health challenges.

Moreover, Dubai’s status as a landmark destination for healthcare events underscores its dedication to raising awareness and fostering collaboration in the field of mental health. By hosting our conference in this dynamic city, we aim to amplify our efforts to promote evidence-based practices and drive positive change in mental healthcare.

We look forward to welcoming participants from around the world to this vibrant and impactful event in Dubai, where together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities affected by mental health issues.