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Dubai: Whether you are facing extreme stress due to work-related issues or are depressed because of struggles in your personal life, receiving reliable and professional psychological support can be critically important.

In the UAE, there are several helplines set up by health authorities that allow residents to reach out and ask for the assistance they need. Here is a list of some of the free mental health hotlines in the UAE.

Estijaba helpline – 8001717

The Estijaba helpline, which is operated by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and the Abu Dhabi Department of health provides psychological support services through SEHA’s staff members over the telephone. The helpline was setup to address psychological distress calls, including emergencies in the community. It is a free-of-cost service available six days a week, from Sunday to Friday, between 8am and 6pm.

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UAE’s Mental health support line - 800 4673 (HOPE)

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