1. Café Palestine 36: Get To Know Us! Our lives with mental illness in the Palestinian community
Presenters: Suzan Mitwalli and Dr Yoke Rabaia from Birzeit University and Professor Hanna Kienzler from Kings College, London introduce an innovative user-led project exploring the reality of living with mental health difficulties in Palestine. Recording available here.
2. Maintaining Hope and Humanity in Gaza: Yasser Abu Jamei in London
Yasser Abu Jamei, psychiatrist and Director General of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, speaking at Café Palestina in a meeting hosted by Friends of Bir Zeit University and the UKPMHN. There are two links, for Yasser’s main presentation (with an introduction by Martin Kemp) click here, and for a section of the Q&A click here.
‘In Gaza, the trauma continues’ is a recent article by Yasser; see also ‘Gaza children’s mental health goes from bad to worse’ by Maha Hussaini.
3. Call for Arabic-speaking clinicians
If you speak Arabic, and would be interested in committing an hour or two each week to working with colleagues in Gaza, please contact us at: email@example.com.
4. The Palestinian anti-Apartheid movement: “ALL PEOPLE ARE EQUAL AND SHOULD BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT”
The UKPMHN has signed the pledge to work for an apartheid-free Palestine. Could your association sign? See the website here.