A delegation from MDM- Spain visited Gaza Community Mental Health Programme
A delegation from MDM- Spain visited Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, the delegation consisted of Mr. Jesus, Mental Health Advisor, and the working team of MDM- Spain. The delegation met with Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, Director General of GCMHP, and Alaa Hammouda , Advocacy Media Officer. The meeting aimed at acquainting the delegation with the mental health services provided by GCMHP to the Palestinian community and looking for possible future cooperation between GCMHP and MDM- Spain .
During the meeting, Dr. Abu Jamei welcomed the delegation , he spoke about the activities and services provided by GCMHP for the Palestinian community in raising awareness, training, rehabilitation and treatment. He also gave explanation on the psychosocial, political and economic situation that people in Gaza are experiencing.
Moreover, Dr. Abu Jamei talked about the mutual cooperation between GCMHP and a number of international institutions, in addition to the cooperation with local non-governmental organizations in providing mental health services to the community, especially children. This cooperation includes conducting numerous training courses and workshops to build the capacity of professionals in the mental health field to reach and influence the community in a very effective manner.
In his turn , Mr. Jesus spoke about the role of MDM-Spain which started working in Palestine since 2000. He added that the organization provides mental health, psycho- social and emergency services to the Palestinian people.
The delegates also raised some questions about the projects and activities provided by the Programme to the Palestinian community including the intervention methods the Programme follows to fulfill people's increasing needs.
At the end of the meeting, the delegation expressed their positive feedback regarding this visit, stressing that the services provided by GCMHP are very fundamental to the Palestinian community.