Workshop on Mental Health for Healthcare Professionals in the Context of the Corona Epidemic

This was conducted for 150 Jordanian Medical Doctors and Hospital Administrators


In collaboration with the Royal Health Awareness Society in Jordan and Spark Back, Dr. Areej conducted and facilitated a workshop on mental health targets 200  healthcare service providers and health workers in clinics and hospitals inside Jordan, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The workshop aimed to improve their skills to deal and adapt to various difficult circumstances, prevent burnout, reduce its impact, and enhance their mental and psychological health. Attendees also had access to tools and resources that actually enable them to maintain mental health and psychological well-being and interact in a psychologically healthy way during stressful times.

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The importance of the workshop stems from the fact that mental health is an essential and integral part of health. In this regard, the Constitution of the World Health Organization stipulates that “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

One of the most important implications of this definition is that explaining mental health goes beyond the concept of the absence of psychological disorders or deficits.

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