To promote readiness in crisis
situation, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme has held an educational
meeting on the psychological impact of coronavirus pandemic on children and
parents and the mechanisms of easing this impact.
This meeting comes as part of the
activities that Hayat Centre organize to promote readiness in emergency
situations and to enable the society to deal with the pandemic outbreak.
The meeting was attended by Dr Sami
Oweida, director of GCMHP Gaza Community Centre, Dr Basem Naim, director of
Hayat Centre, as well as a host of psychiatrists
The meeting aimed at educating the society,
especially the parents on the negative psychological effect of the emergency
situation of Covid-19, and teaching them techniques that should help them
reducing this effect.
Dr Naim emphasized the importance of the
cooperation between Hayat Centre and Gaza Community Mental Health Programme,
referring that Hayat initiated several events to enable the community face
Oweida, also made a presentation about the last statistics of Covid-19 impact
on the different social sectors, especially children and women. In addition, he
presented the results of a study done by the WHO in more than 131 countries
around the world.
on the interventions and feedback from GCMHP mental health professionals and the
Programme’s factsheet issued in April, 2020, Dr Oweida presented the most
common psychological challenges stemming from the pandemic situation, the
effort made to address them.