Our Community Service Agenda

The LightHouse Arabia was founded in 2011 by clinical psychologists Dr. Saliha Afridi, and Dr. Tara Wyne with one mission: to raise mental health awareness and provide quality, accessible mental health care services in a sustainable way. 

Born out of a community service initiative of offering free grief support to those in need (today, known as The Raymee Grief Center), The LightHouse Arabia has always run and funded the extensive range of free-of-cost and low-cost community mental health support offerings through the private practice. 

We continue to stay true to our origin; in our choices, and in the hundreds of hours we dedicate to serving the community each year. Since 2011, our team have provided thousands of hours of free community support to the UAE and the wider region. We are committed to a culture of  excellence, professionalism and care, and continue to seek out and cultivate opportunities partnerships for deep community impact.

COVID-19 Response

Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to place a priority on supporting individuals and organizations in the region. In 2020, we  expanded our free-of-cost support groups and educational webinars to accommodate a broader set of needs.

In addition to supporting individuals in the community, our COVID-19 offering also exists for schools, hospitals, and organizations. 

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Where the needs are greatest, and the resources least

When global or regional issues have become highly personal for the community such as the Black Lives Matter movement, the Beirut explosion, deadly surge in COVID-19 cases in India, Palestine-Israel crisis, and civil unrest in South Africa, we have answered the call.

For recordings of our Crisis and Trauma briefings and support seminars (webinars) for the community, please visit our YouTube channel. To speak about how we can support your organization, please get in touch. 

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Raymee Grief Center

Run by therapists at The LightHouse Arabia, The Raymee Grief Center provides free one-on-one consultations and support groups for individuals and families who are affected by grief. We believe that no one has to grieve alone.

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Mental Health First Aid

The LightHouse Arabia is the only accredited provider of MHFA for the UAE. Mental Health First Aid teaches individuals and organizations how to identify, understand, and respond to the signs that someone may be struggling with their mental health.

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Building Healthier Schools

Serving the education sector across the region, we have extensive know-how about the challenges and stressors that schools face. We collaborate with, and support, many schools and understand the types of difficulties facing teaching and administrative staff, learners, and their parents. Learn how our suite of educational services can support your school’s specific needs and wellbeing aspirations.

Improving Workplace Resilience

We are facilitators of personal transformations that result in healthier, better functioning, and more satisfied employees, who are in greater synergy with their organizations. Learn how our world-class clinical and consulting skills and customized corporate and workplace programs can help your teams and organization.

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LightHouse Library

Explore our resources that are designed to offer support, educate and inspire. From articles to vlogs, webinar recordings, to our monthly themes grounded in research and positive psychology, we are here to help. 

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