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HBKU offers counselling for students, employees over COVID-19 concerns

HBKU offers counselling
for students, employees
over COVID-19 concerns

Tribune News Network
Doha
As part of its commitment to a safe and healthy campus, Student Affairs at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is offering students, staff and faculty online counselling sessions as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic unfolds.
Taking place every Saturday, the sessions are geared towards students in Education City housing facilities. Participants, including members of the wider HBKU community, will have the opportunity to raise concerns with Dr Rudwan Abdul-Al, a consultant psychiatrist at Al-Ahli Hospital.
Dr Abdul-Al will offer practical advice on dealing with worries and safeguarding mental health at this difficult time. Students are encouraged to highlight any issues they are facing from a wellness and mental health perspective.
Speaking about the sessions, Maryam al Mannai, vice-president of Student Affairs, said: “It’s never been so important to remind HBKU’s students that we are always here for them. COVID-19 has not only changed the way we pursue learning opportunities, but it has also isolated so many people from their family and friends.
“These sessions serve as a timely reminder that our students are not alone and options exist for them to discuss problems, obtain clarification and seek reassurance. This applies just as much to their studies as the ongoing situation at home and abroad. We are grateful to Dr Abdul-Al and Al-Ahli Hospital for offering their support to our student community.”
Student Affairs is well aligned with HBKU’s mandate of promoting community outreach and ensuring an inclusive environment for its students. The department leads various activities throughout the year to foster a sense of belonging within the HBKU community. HBKU’s online counselling services for students, faculty and
staff take place every
Saturday in the morning and afternoon. Advance registration is not required. More information is available at www.hbku.edu.qa.

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