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Why are we here?

The escalating war in Syria has brought with it the significant deterioration of all aspects of life for its citizens, particularly in the area of psychosocial factors. It had also been noticed that there was an acute shortage of organized mental health professionals; these two factors were the catalyst to the formation of the Syrian Association for Mental Health (SAMH).


About us?

SAMH is an independent Syrian association for psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers.

SAMH has been officially registered in the United Kingdom on the 10th September 2013...

The Tenth Scientific Conference : The mental health of the Syrian family : Towards integrated mental health care

Call for Abstracts: Abstract Submission

We cordially invite you to send us your research papers within the specified themes below:

1- The family and the mentally ill, stigma, stressors and impact on the family system
2- Addiction and challenges within the Syrian family.
3- Suicide: the Syrian family and its handling of suicide and suicide attempts.
4- Psychosocial obstacles affecting the integration of Syrians in countries of asylum and ways to solve them.
5- Mental health for critical age groups (children, adolescents and the elderly).
6- Psychosocial support for the Syrian family.
7- Psychological adaptation for the displaced and Syrian refugees.
8- The direct and long-term psychological effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Syrian family.

Please submit your abstract with your brief of CV to the E-mail: till 01 SEP 2022.

Abstract Submission

The languages of presentation & abstract are Arabic or English.

The abstracts of original research should contain 300-350 words.

Please, use the Conference abstract template for the formatting.

Annual Conferences Archive

2022 / The Tenth Annual Scientific Conference “ The mental health of the Syrian family : Towards integrated mental health care ”

2021 / The Ninth Annual Scientific Conference “ Syrian's Psychological Needs and Long Term Mental Health for the Next Stage ”

2020 / The Eighth Annual Scientific Conference “ Psychosocial effects of the Syrian Crises : Mental Health of the Syrian Family ”

2019 / The Seventh Annual Scientific Conference “ Developing mental health services for Syrians and building capacity of mental health professionals ”

2018 / The Sixth Annual Scientific Conference “ Moving from crisis situation to sustainable services ”

2017 / The Fifth annual conference “ Mental Health for the Syrians from suffering to rebuilding ”

2016 / The Fourth Annual Scientific Conference “ Mental health care for Syrian refugees and internally displaced ”

2015 / The Third Annual Scientific Conference “ Towards Better Mental Health for all Syrians ”

2014 / The Second Annual Scientific Conference “ For better mental health care during crisis ”

2012 / The First Annual Scientific Conference “ Syrian people from pain to hope ”

The new SAMH's Board Member was elected on 31/07/2021:

1- Dr. Molham Zuhair Al Heraki
2- Dr. Jihad Alabdullah
3- Dr. Yasir Shalabi
4- Dr. Basel Allozy
5- Sanaa Farouch
6- Zelal Farhat
7- Tarek Almasri

Mental health of resettled Syrian refugees: a practical cross-cultural guide for practitioners, Dr Nadim Almoshmosh and Others, UNHCR

Focussing efforts on advocacy for human rights and improvement of living conditions (e.g. housing, employment, food) and fostering coping skills and resilience are key to effective mental health services for Syrian refugees.

Healthcare providers should be careful not to over-diagnose mental disorders among displaced Syrians, especially in the early post-settlement phase when refugees face insecurity and have many ongoing daily stressors. ...

Improving mental health care in Syria, Dr Nadim Almoshmosh, FRCPsych

How do you improve the skills of mental health workers in war-torn Syria? And what is their role in helping young Syrians build a better future?

Dr Almoshmosh’s report from the SAMH 6th Conference ... The conference on 5-6th May, arranged in cooperation with Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), had the theme “Moving from crisis response to sustainable services” ...

The Recommendation letter from Prof.Dr Kemal Sayar

This is a recommendation letter from Prof.Dr Kemal Sayar the President of the Turkish Society of Psychopharmacology recommending SAMH 6th conference. And he is here with Dr.Mamoun Mobayed President of SAMH during their rescent friendly meeting in Istanbul.

The SAMH strongly condemns the attack last night (19/01/2018) on Ezaz Psychiatric Hospital