Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) considers the mental
health of federal government employees a top priority. As such, the Authority
has launched several initiatives and projects that support this idea and
approach based on its firm belief that this matter is a priority for the United
Arab Emirates considering the strong connection between mental and physical health.
on its interest in the issue of mental health, the Authority has dedicated the
World Mental Health Day, which falls on the 10th of October, to hold
a series of events and sessions that focus on enhancing the mental and moral
health of the federal government employees. These events and sessions are held
under the title "The Employee's Quality of Life" and serve hundreds of
employees. They were organized in cooperation with many psychological and
community support centers and institutions, such as Life Works, "Hakini"
platform, and "Takalam" platform.
highlight of this day was the Authority's launch of its Guide to Promoting
Positive Mental Health in the Workplace in cooperation with the Ministry of
Community Development which aims to help officials at ministries and federal
entities to improve their employees' quality of life and enhance the government
work environment to become more positive, happy and productive.
Guide's launch comes in line with the visions and aspirations of our leadership
which aim at improving and raising the standards of quality of life. The UAE is
unique in its focus on the mental and moral health of the members of society,
which is evident in the qualitative measures, policies and initiatives launched
by the state to enhance the well-being and quality of life of the community
members, help them take care of their mental health, and secure a decent life.
Authority also intends to launch a series of periodic educational electronic
bulletins for federal government employees on the importance of mental health
through the Human Resources Management Information System in the Federal Government
"Bayanati" as well as through the Authority's accounts on social media. The
bulletins will include tips and instructions for employees and officials on how
to create a positive work environment that enhances mental health and achieves
balance between personal and professional life to positively influence the
employees' productivity and wellbeing.
of the Projects and Programs Department
Federal Authority for Government Human Resources