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


- 2017 / The Fifth Annual Scientific 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 Sixth Scientific Conference : Syria and the Syrians : Psychological and Social Situation
Moving from crisis situation to sustainable services







The Fifth Scientific Conference : Mental Health for the Syrians from suffering to rebuilding



The fifth annual conference of the Syrian Association for Mental Health (SAMH) was held in difficult and critical conditions for the Syrian people at home and abroad. The conference was held in order to offer psychosocial care for the Syrians, now and in the future, and despite the atrocities committed against Syria, the hope that its ancient people will rebuild again a civilized society that enjoys freedom, dignity, mental health and human rights.







The Fourth Scientific Conference : Mental health care for Syrian refugees and internally displaced



The fourth annual conference of the Syrian Association for Mental Health, in coordination with the Syrian Refugees Taskforce at the College, was held in Gaziantep, Turkey on 23-24 April 2016. The theme for the conference was “Mental health care for Syrian refugees and internally displaced”. The conference as previously, had a two-day academic meeting and an accompanying program that ran over two weeks. It was well attended by Syrian psychiatrists, psychologists, allied mental health professionals and other volunteers with over 130 attendees who actively participated during the sessions.







The Third Scientific Conference : Towards Better Mental Health for all Syrians



The third annual conference of the Syrian Association for Mental Health (SAMH) was held in Gaziantep, Turkey on 24-25 April 2015. SAMH has several College members who all actively participated the organisation and delivery this conference, with other Syrian expatriate professionals from different countries also involved. The theme for the conference was ‘Towards Better Mental Health for all Syrians’. It was well attended by over a hundred multidisciplinary Syrian professionals including psychiatrists, GPs, psychologists, counsellors and support workers.







Syrian Association for Mental Health - Dr. Mamoun Mobayed


On the 27-28 September 2012, a group of Syrian mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers, met in Istanbul, Turkey for a two-day conference entitled: “The psycho-social effects of the Syrian uprising and ways to deal with them”. The aim of this first conference was to address the psychological consequences of the current conflict in Syria, which is now in its fourth year. (1) What motivated these mental health professionals is the human cost of the current conflict in Syria, which has been regarded as a “humanitarian and public health catastrophe” (2). It is estimated that over 200,000 people have been killed, the majority of whom were civilians with a high proportion of women and children (3). Some 1.1 million people were wounded, 45% of them women and children, of whom 10-15% suffered various disabilities including limb amputations.






The Second Scientific Conference : For better mental health care during crisis



SAMH held its second conference in Gaziantep, Turkey on 15-16 Feb 2014 with the theme being "For better mental health care during crisis". The conference was well attended by 120 Syrians, including psychiatrists, psychologists and other volunteers. Good number of participants came from inside Syria with others arriving from different parts of the world. The vast majority have already been involved and working with displaced Syrians with both existing psychological problems and those arising as a consequence of the crisis.







The First Scientific Conference : Syrian people from pain to hope



On the 27-28 September 2012, a group of Syrian mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers, met in Istanbul, Turkey for a two-day conference entitled: “The psycho-social effects of the Syrian uprising and ways to deal with them”. The aim of this first conference was to address the psychological consequences of the current conflict in Syria.