National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Dr. Muhammad Ajmal

Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Mental Health Symposium
Jointly Organized by NIP and Rehmat Foundation

The Mental Health Symposium February 13th, 2024 jointly organized by the National Institute of Psychology (NIP) and Rehmat Foundation was conducted at Earth Sciences Auditorium, Quaid I Azam University. The symposium concluded successfully, bringing together professionals, advocates, and students to discuss pressing issues in mental health advocacy, stress management, and perinatal mental health disorders.
The symposium commenced with the National Anthem and a Recitation from the Holy Quran. Dr. Mubashir Mushtaq Daha, Member Advisory Board of Rehmat Foundation, delivered the welcome remarks by shedding light on the significance of addressing critical mental health challenges. Distinguished speakers, including Dr. Huda Zenati Co-Founder Rehmat Foundation, Dr. Saba Syed M.D Board Member of Rehmat Foundation, shared their expertise and insights on stress management, and perinatal mental health disorders, respectively. Each session was followed by engaging Questions and Answers sessions, where attendees had the opportunity to interact with the speakers. Former Federal Secretary, Ministry of IT and Telecommunication; Chairman Taleem Foundation shed light on the worth of empowering youth particularly women from remote areas of Pakistan. Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif, Director of NIP, delivered concluding remarks, emphasizing the importance of continued collaboration and community engagement in addressing mental health issues. The success of the Mental Health Symposium would not have been possible without the contributions of our esteemed speakers, the organizing committee, volunteers, and all attendees.
Moving forward, NIP and Rehmat Foundation are committed to building on the momentum generated by the symposium. Plans are underway to continue fostering collaboration, raising awareness, and implementing initiatives aimed at promoting mental health and well-being in the community.