Coronavirus: UAE launches a free mental health platform to support people suffering during lock-down

Coronavirus: UAE launches a free mental health platform to support people suffering during lock-down

01 Apr 2020

Never has this been needed more

It's a difficult time at the moment, with high-stress, isolation and no end in sight. 

And the UAE has implemented a new mental-health support platform for residents struggling during these trying times. 

The new platform, called Taaluf, looks to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on residents' mental health, through conselling and resource provision. 

Taaluf has four pillars that residents can use, through a phone hotline - 800 623 - available weekdays from 9am-9pm, video calls via WhatsApp (by appointment only), 24/7 via the Ministry of Community Development's website or weekly live-streaming services on the ministry's Instagram account (@mocduae). 

All services are free of charge for residents.